2008-04-01 “Ready”


When someone asked for a “Painting of an Owl”, this is what I came up with.  A loose and fast acrylic on rough canvas.  When they saw it, they looked perplexed and said, “I kind of meant a CUTE owl, not one that looked ready to pounce on its prey.”

😀 ..lack of communication I guess, but I like the painting regardless.

The Original Framed Acrylic painting on canvas is in a (different) private collection. 8×10 prints matted to 11×14 are available with or without a frame upon request.


2006-05-01 Bull on the Square

2006-0501 JASPER ELKBull on the Jasper Square

This was a large painting inspired by an old TV show about a rural town (who’s name escapes me at the moment).  The town was full of interesting characters, very much like our wonderful little town of Jasper (only it’s better, and warmer, and REAL here). 😀  It has always been one of my favorite paintings.

The Original 18X40 Framed Acrylic Painting was sold before it was finished. The limited print edition sold out quickly.

2006-05-02 Wapiti Sunrise

2006-0502 Wapiti SunriseWapiti Sunrise

The indian name for Elk is Wapiti. This painting was done for the 2006 Elk Festival in Jasper. I painted the Elk Images for the annual Tshirts, worked as a volunteer at the Store, and served on the board for 4 or 5 years.

The Original Framed 11×14 Acrylic Painting on Board is in a private collection.  A limited number of 8×10 prints are available, matted and frame to 11×14, with or without a frame.

2004-07-04 Independence Day

2004-4th of JulyIndependence Day

Sitting at my roadside station, on a typical sweltering fourth of July day in the Ozarks, I pondered what I would paint that day.  I was studying one of the “soon to fall” old dead pine trees, when an eagle soared right along the top of the huge bluff in front of me.  I grabbed my camera and snapped some pictures (but actually ended up using a different photo reference because by the time I got the camera ready, the eagle was no longer close enough for a good shot.)  Anyway, this was the result. The painting sold off my easel the following day when I returned to finish the details of the bird.

The 11×14 Framed Original Acrylic Painting is sold and I never got a satisfactory image of it to make large prints.

2004-05 Dueling Elk

2004-05-Dueling ElkDueling Elk

The Elk in Boxley Valley are a big tourist attraction for Newton County. In the summer and during rut there photographers line the valley looking for the perfect shot. This painting was done for our annual Newton County Elk Festival, when Elk permits are drawn, and artists, crafters, musicians, and food vendors gather for a weekend of festivities celebrating the return of Elk to this part of the country.

The Original Framed 11×14 Acrylic Painting on canvas is in a private collection. A limited number of 8×10 prints are available, matted to 11×14 with or without a frame.

1988 Holstein Horse

1988-Holstien HorseHolstein Horse

This Painting was actually done in Illinois before I moved to the Ozarks.  Visiting Art Shows around Chicago was actually the impetus for me to consider making a living as an Artist.  As I much as I loved wandering around and viewing art, I often thought “I could do this”… So, I did. 🙂

The Original and a large print edition have long been sold out.