Beach in Sao Rafael, Portugal – Original Oil Painting

Ahh the beaches of southern Europe…  I love the look of the arid cliffs and clear blue waters. This small beautiful beach is located in Sao Rafael, Portugal. 8″ x 10″  Oil Painting Gallery-Wrapped Canvas; ready to hang!  

Crystal Beach – Palm Harbor, Florida. Original Oil Painting

Crystal Beach Original Oil Painting – 8″ x 10″ on Canvas Crystal Beach is one of my most favorite beaches in the world. It’s located in Palm Harbor, Florida, a community in Pinellas County, across the bay from Tampa. Though named Crystal Beach, it’s not so much a beach as it is a large, calmContinue reading “Crystal Beach – Palm Harbor, Florida. Original Oil Painting”

Family Portrait Painting Completed!

The portrait painting is finished! The creation of this painting was a process of gathering photos of the subjects, aligning them together into a scene to appear as if they had posed together, calculating and measuring proportions during the sketch, and then working magic with the paint and brush! Here is a quick recap: GatherContinue reading “Family Portrait Painting Completed!”

“I’m Here, Loudoun” Mural for Mobile Hope of INOVA

Homeless Children in Loudoun County, Virginia Public art is often used to beautify spaces in the public domain and/or to convey a message. Recently, I painted and installed a mural painting to bring light to the situation of nearly 700 students that the Loudoun County Public School system has identified as homeless. There are likelyContinue reading ““I’m Here, Loudoun” Mural for Mobile Hope of INOVA”

Papaw and I – Portrait Painting

A Gift to my Grandfather This portrait painting was a gift to my paternal grandfather, who went by Papaw. Papaw grew up on a farm in rural southern Ohio during the Great Depression. His family didn’t have running water or electricity until he was an adult! The first time he left his county was atContinue reading “Papaw and I – Portrait Painting”

Spanish Bullfight Painting

  The bullfight….controversial, yes, but an event that is woven within the fabric of Spanish culture. My wife went to a bullfight several years ago in Sevilla and didn’t enjoy it, but I have to say, I do appreciate the flair that goes into it. I’m also fascinated by the elegant dress and bright colorsContinue reading “Spanish Bullfight Painting”

Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica – beach, soccer, fish, relax

I’ve been going through my photos from the Peace Corps a lot lately and finding inspirations for paintings.  In 2008 I took a little weekend vacation “with the boys” to Puerto Viejo, Limon, on the southern Caribbean side of Costa Rica.  This is may favorite place in Costa Rica.  The Caribbean coast of Costa RicaContinue reading “Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica – beach, soccer, fish, relax”

A Toddler’s Innocence and Mangos Painting

A Weekend Trip to the Beach in Nosara As I’ve mentioned before in my blog, from 2006 to 2008, I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica in a Community Economic Development program.  While I was living with my host family in 2007, we took a rare weekend trip from our home in LaContinue reading “A Toddler’s Innocence and Mangos Painting”

Musical and Cultural Inspiration for Painting – Vallenato from Colombia

Inspiration from Smithsonian Folklife Festival This past weekend my wife, a friend and I went to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC, an annual festival whose goal is to strengthen and preserve diverse, authentic, living traditions – both old and new.  This year has 3 focuses – Rythm and Blues, the Peace Corps (it’sContinue reading “Musical and Cultural Inspiration for Painting – Vallenato from Colombia”

Literature, art and a personal connection. “Facing the Storm,” interpreted from The Catcher in the Rye.

Archival matte paper prints of this Catcher in the Rye painting can be purchased here. Over the past couple of months, I’ve been writing about the “Catcher in the Rye” custom oil painting I’ve been working on for Jeff, a client of mine.  It’s called “Facing the Storm.”  Alas, I have the completed pictures andContinue reading “Literature, art and a personal connection. “Facing the Storm,” interpreted from The Catcher in the Rye.”

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