I have been on many road trips. Late at night, when I get tired and need a break, the bright colors and lights of a gas station are like a beacon, drawing me in. I know I can find food, and a bathroom, which although not of the highest quality, are available, and open, even […]
I love my little girls. They are fun and adventurous. Last spring we went to the beach, and they had fun playing on the edge of the water with me. We saw Conch shells, Jellyfish, and even a snake skeleton. We especially enjoyed just letting the waves wash over our toes. We couldn’t swim, there […]
Indiana is one of the places I consider home. For the past 20 years it is where my family has been. It is a beautiful, peaceful, underrated state. One of my favorite things to do is to go driving out in the country, especially in the early hours of the day, when the world is […]
Walking in the rain is therapeutic to me. Some do not like it and will just scurry inside, but when you have paid a bundle of money to be somewhere, you make do. Throwing on a poncho or walking beneath an umbrella is a soluton that some take. These are people enjoying the Magic Kingdom […]
Holidays are about visiting with family. One of my favorite things I do during my holidays is exploring with my Dad. Last year we went all over southeastern Indiana, just taking the back roads. This painting is of Dad, walking down the festive streets of Aurora, Indiana.
Temples are important in my faith. It is where families are sealed together, so that they are with each other after death. Recently a young couple my wife and I have worked with got married at the Raleigh Temple. What a happy day! I did this painting for them.
One of the things I love about spring and summer is the powerful thunderstorms. They are so massive and sublime. In this pastoral scene I have chosen to portray these cows grazing just as a storm is about to hit.
I love big rivers. It is one of the best things about the eastern third of the United States. It is a wet climate, so water has to go somewhere. The first big river i lived close to was the Ohio. It is a beautiful, massive body of water. Rivers were the first highways. The […]
Summer is a beautiful time of the year. One of the pretty, albeit uncomfortable parts of summer is humidity. It causes strong atmospheric perspective: things get lighter, grayer and fuzzier the further away they get. This is a beautiful scene of two old tractors on a farm in late summer. The corn is up, but […]
One day, while driving out in the country, I came across a farm that was flooded. It was a bright, cold morning, with a breeze, and the water had frozen. The sun was shining towards me, casting everything into shadow. It was beautiful. I had to make it into a painting!