Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I have had this one rattling around in my head for over a year. Jimmy and Stephanie Smeath were the models. I wanted to symbolize the seemingly eternal struggles and need to work together in marriage. Let me know what you think.
17"x48" oil on panel

Chief Warrant Officer V. Kerry Stauffer

I finally got Kerry to get into his full military dress uniform and pose for me. He is a chopper pilot amongst many aviation talents, (far too many to mention here). A combat veteran and true hero. I hope the painting does him justice.
24" x 20" oil on mounted canvas

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Somewhere between chopsticks and Chopin

A painting of Missy at her piano. I had this one in my head for a long while but couldn't find the right setting. Finally found it.
22"x30" oil on panel

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Got this idea for a painting and Knew Missy would be perfect. Super wet when I shot this, it's a little blotchy. Love the mood.
30x20 oil on panel

Subdued Passion

Really love this one. Drennan pose again.
20x14 oil on panel

Gently Drifting

Drennan again. What can I say, it was a great pose. She said she could hold the pose for as long as I needed. She is amazing.
24x40 oil on canvas


Decided to post a few of the paintings that will be in my upcoming show. I've been painting like crazy for it and have even had time to do a couple commissions as well.
This is Brook again, not just holding the flute, she is accomplished and very good. Loved the lighting on this one.
26x36 oil on canvas

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


While over to our friends the Jacobs, I saw a bunch of great photos of their kids. So I begged a few and came up with this. This was Allison on the day of her baptism. She had the greatest, purest, smile. Hope I did her justice.
24x18 oil on panel

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Beach Shadow

Got this idea of painting a person's shadow. At the beach seemed interesting. Jahna Moon was nice enough to pose for it. I love painting fast and loose and this was both. Really had fun with it. 30x24 oil on panel

Friday, March 26, 2010


Brooke was nice enough to spend an afternoon with my daughter, Maycey and I at an old church downtown. This is the result. I was impressed that Brooke made the dress and corset. 40x20 oil on canvas.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


30x20 oil on canvas. I saw my neighbor, Jennifer last Sunday wearing this great scarf. Well I had to paint her. She was nice enough to sit for me. I hope I did her justice.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Maycey in the Rain

Decided I need to start posting again. This is a painting of my daughter, Maycey. 28"x14" oil on canvas.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Sunday Afternoon

Finally got around to painting this one of Rachael. I love lazy Sunday afternoons. I don't like how this one shrunk down at all, it has a lot of subtle colors that blend together this small.

12"x24" oil on panel

Terrace Shade

I'm terrible at keeping up on my posts. I guess I better repent and start posting more. I finally got Sariah to pose for me and this is what became of it. It's pretty large (for me) at 36x20. It loses a lot of little nuances when reduced so far down, but I'm pretty happy with it.

36"x20" oil on panel

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

First Day

This was intended to be a study, and I guess it still might be because I may paint it larger, but as I got into the piece (fully intending to do a fast color study and just blast through it) I found myself really enjoying the subtle hue changes throughout so I slowed down and I really like how it turned out.
18"x12" oil on panel

Saturday, February 21, 2009


So this is the final version with (I hope) all the kinks worked out. I enjoyed laying out this composition as it wasn't cookie cutter hum drum. I was going to do this close to life-size but decided to drop it back a bit. Thanks to Sydney for the great pose.
10"x24" oil on panel

Friday, February 20, 2009

Into the wind

Ah the beauty of my wife. This painting is my version of symbolic tonalism. I painted this with all kinds of symbolism and it took a very long time to lay out and design. Why is it that the things that look so simple are so hard to create. If you want a break down of all the symbolism in this, email me at: and I'll fill you in.
20"x10" oil on panel


Tiny little study. Couldn't decide if I wanted to tackle this one full size so I did this study. It's got some challenging foreshortening and angles in it, but I think it turned out Pretty good. I'm really happy with the tights reflected in the floor.
6"x8" oil on panel

Thousand mile journey

This one took a while to design but I'm happy with the results. Little Sydney again, such a great pose. The symbolism of her taking the first step of a thousand mile journey in her dancing career just hit me while painting this. Children are so fun to paint because they have so much life in them and so many roads before them.
24"x12" oil on panel


I can't think of a good title for this one yet so for now it's just "Dancer". I wish these would photograph better, this has such powerful color. Time for a new camera me thinks.
18"x10.5" oil on panel

Beauty, Grace and Poise

This painting colors have a lot more punch then shown in the photo. I really love the light and shadows playing through this one.
24"x14" oil on panel

A little off broadway

I have been pretty lazy uploading images so I thought I would repent and load a few this morning. This is another great pose by Sydney. Another one I think feels very quiet.
18"x18" oil on panel

Friday, January 30, 2009

Mr. Miyagi

Second study for the afternoon, another small one. I think Cat's eyes are so interesting, and I really liked how the fur melded into the darkness.
5"x7" oil on board

A Whole World to Discover

Tiny little study of a little girl out to see the world. I love studies but don't often post them. But I did two this afternoon and decided to throw them on.
7"x5" oil on board

Friday, January 23, 2009


I think this may be my favorite pose I have painted. Nikki was the model, and a good one at that. My wife, Pam, originally named this "Moon Girl" which is very fitting as Nikki's last name is Moon, but I was picturing more of a coming-of-age piece, thus the title, "Awakening" (which my Muse gave me). This one kept me up late a couple nights painting because it was so enjoyable to work on. Thanks, Nikki,Great pose!
20"x12" oil on panel
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Sunday, January 18, 2009


I couldn't sleep last night after everyone had gone to bed ( I had a rather nice nap in the late afternoon) so I stayed up and listened to a funny David Sedaris audio book and painted this. It's Lauren, the model for "The Muse" painting.
14"x11" oil on board

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

Wow it's been a long time since I've put a painting up. I have been working on more commissions (holidays) but I'm back to painting now. This is my version of "Christ as a child." The reference was from a picture of my son, Kallin years ago when he was four. We were at a preschool Christmas party and he was dressed as a shepherd. I have always loved this picture but lost it for years. It turned up recently and, well, I had to paint it. The name reference is from Luke, 2:40.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Jenna was nice enough to pose for me earlier this week. I'm going to be painting her a few times and thought I would do a study of her first. Sorry I haven't posted anything for a while, I've been working on some commissions for friends.
16"x12" Oil on panel.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Drifting Away

Finally getting over my cold. Getting to where I can actually talk without sounding like a frog. I love this pose of Allie playing in the leaves, just had to paint it.
12"x18" oil on panel
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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Young Mother

I love paintings that make you wonder what the figure is thinking. What or who is she looking at? I like how this one turned out, it feels peaceful to me.
10"x8" oil on board
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