This was a little bit challenging painting. I love the way the street level lighting and cars create a warm glow, against the dark, cooler buildings. I wanted to capture the hustle of the city on an early friday evening.
I spend a lot of time as a vendor at Art Fairs and Festivals. I love the people I meet there. Sometimes it is fun to watch the people walking by. Last year there was a lot of rain. One day, when no one was coming into my booth, I went out in search of […]
Recently, one of the girls we knew well from church married her love in the Las Vegas temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They had both served as missionaries there. It was a special place for them. We believe that a marriage in our temples seals the couple together for eternity, […]
This painting was a fun study in light and reflection. I also had fun with the carriages.
I love this time of night, when the lights are coming on, but it isn’t quite dark yet. You get the warm natural evening light, and contrasting artificial spots. This is a painting which shows the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Indianapolis. Instead of focusing solely on the monument, I have chosen to focus on […]
Downtown Indianapolis is beautiful. In the center of the city is the Circle, and in the middle of that is the Soldiers and Sailors monument. Because Indianapolis is built in a circle, like Washington DC, There are interesting views in every direction. I love the view of the Indiana State Capitol. This painting is of […]
On a hot day, it is wonderful to sit outside as the evening cools down and spend time with family and friends. Even better is when the surroundings are beautiful, and the food is good. This is my painting of people enjoying a warm summer night in Indianapolis. The glass building nearby is the arts […]
This was a fun painting. I love the rhythm of the repeating lines and shapes. The one point perspective the buildings create as they get smaller to a vanishing point, and the scale of the people and cars create a strong sense of depth. The warm and cool color contrast creates a vibrant and exciting […]
This last saturday I participated in a Plein Air event in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina. Half of the proceeds from auctioning the paintings went to their Downtown Revitalization, and half goes to the artist. I was asked to paint this restaurant / Tavern, called The Mason Jar Tavern. When I was about 1/2 way through, […]
Worth Street in Asheboro, North Carolina, is a historic street where the former Governor had his home. The Courthouse, the Library, and many Law Firms are also located here. There are some beautiful homes. This painting is a view of three of the prettiest homes.