Angel Feathers

  “Angel Feathers”, 16 x 20 inches, acrylic on masonite

Pickup Sticks

  This mat of reeds was laid down probably by a late season storm. When I saw the plastic sunflower stake, I couldn’t resist the photo. These are the fun things to discover for me. I just love to take something that is laying flat and paint it and hang it on a vertical surface. So long as I’ve got a good composition, it’s endlessly satisfying. 18 x 24 inches acrylic on panel 2011

Jewels in Chaos #2

  This two square feet of beach was my first beach painting. I just have no interest at all in generic scenes of sky, water, waves and sand. I loved this conglomeration of flotsam that ended up in this spot at high tide. I came along the next day and “saved” it with my camera. Months later I carefully drew the scene rock by rock and shell by shell and then transferred that to a panel and got down to the business of turning it into a painting. If you’re curious, no, it’s not exact’but it’s close. This particular painting of this particular patch of Delaware beach is extremely popular with people who have seen it. It’s pretty popular with me too. 12 x 24 inches, acrylic on panel

Walls of Freedom

  I remember how surprised I was when I first saw “snow-fences” set up to impede the progress of sand dunes. I’ve always like the combination of dunes, fences and grass. Places like this were our walls during WWII.   18 x 24 inches, acrylic on panel 2011

Christ Church, Delaware

  Christ Church was built in 1771. It is one of the few Colonial churches that has not been restored, rebuilt, or altered. The man in charge of building the church was a shipwright and it is thought that ship carpenters worked on the building. There was a small community around the church but the town of Laurel is the community that grew and prospered. Christ Church has sat there through the centuries… and not every church can claim that. This view is obviously from the back in the churchyard.   * Currently available for sale through Union Bank, Monticello, Arkansas. acrylic on panel, 2010  

Still life with Goggles

  I do not specifically remember photographing this “still life”. It was this odd pile of debris. Don’t know why it was done; it was just there…so I “shot” it. Recently, I was looking through old photos and there it was…begging to be painted. I did have to remove a bean pod as it destroyed the composition.   16 x 16 inches, acrylic on panel 2011