Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Greyton Beach State Park. Beautiful overcast day at the beach.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Stormy Seas

Painting again at Panama City Beach Florida. The remnants of Hurricane Ida was still kicking up the surf and raining off and on. Between the wind and the cold rain it was quite a challenge, but in the end well worth it and lots of fun.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Camp Helen

Painting at Camp Helen.
Went painting again with Martin. We ended up at Camp Helen, located on the Gulf Coast at the west end of Panama City Beach. Beautiful little state park, followed by a 16 mile forced march through soft sugar white sand up and down dunes that reached heights of 300 ft( ok maybe 30 ft). After all that marching we were still maybe half way to the water. At this point I faked a cramp (something I learned from my girlfriend Carrie) and told Martin I wouldn't be able to go any farther. He grumbled a few words as I caught him thanking God. He then removed a flowered sun dress from his bag. A tradition we have had since the early days of painting. Whoever whines has to wear the dress.. My turn,,,sigh. Had a great time painting and finished the day off with a stop at Five Guys Burgers at Pier Park.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Deep South

Had a great day out painting with my friend Martin. We ended up at the new shrimp boat restaurant again. Lots of nice views from their Marina. This old shrimp boat called Deep South was sporting a huge banner saying fresh shrimp. I was going to name this painting fresh shrimp but... Martin said he was going to name his painting fresh shrimp. I considered calling this one Fresher shrimp than Martins... but in the end I decided on Deep South.
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Friday, October 16, 2009


Some pictures of nocturnes done recently..It is different trying to paint at night. Top pic shows the lED lights I use(Friend Martin took the picture with his cell phone...some new phone that will do almost everything including chop and dice). The lights are Mighty Bright brand. I believe these were made to be used by musicians. Eventually took some cadmium yellow orange and thinner and painted a thin layer over the lights to warm them up. Seems to have really helped.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Best Bet

My friend Martin and I went out last Friday to do our weekly nocturne. We ended up at Treasure Island Marina on Panama City Beach. I set up under a street light, which I soon regretted because of the flow of tourists. Martin was smart and hid at the end of a dock. I could hear him chuckle every time I became the center attraction. One guy insisted I look at 50 pictures he had on his phone of wood burning art. Next week I will hide.! I am still having trouble taking pictures of artwork and getting colors right. The orange in the hull is barely visible on the painting. In the photo it is way too chromatic.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Under The Trees

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This old truck and sailboat were hidden under the trees at the local Marina.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


This guy had just purchased the boat "Por Fin". Having sailed her home from south Florida through some rough weather, leaking and hit by lightning. Now she is up in dry dock getting repaired and some fresh paint.
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Yesterday my friend Martin Figlinski and I went out painting. We ended up in St. Andrews at the new Shrimp Boat Restaurant. It was raining steadily so we took cover under a walkway on the side of the building. When we started painting it was before the restaurant in the back opened. But by the time we were done the restaurant was in full swing, blocking off our exit. I really didn't want to haul our stuff through a crowd of people trying to enjoy lunch. Well... we finally decided to swim across the marina area to the other side. One problem though Martin only knows how to tread water. I could see him treading away and being at the mercy of the current. Besides I was sure his wife wanted him back.So I put him on my shoulders and waded and swam to the other side. All the time him complaining about being bitten by a crab. ( I would like to say at this point in the story ..Most of this is Not true!!) ok.. what really happened was I had a great time and we snuck out another way. I look forward to more painting adventures. If Martin is still talkin to me after this..lolol
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It has been a real busy month with commission work. I am finally down to the last two pieces out of seven. This morning my friend karl and I took off to go fishing. Well he fished I watched, my license had expired. Good opportunity to take some pictures of local scenery. Below are pictures of our adventure and the Fiddler crab annual family reunion.!
When we first got to fishing spot these guys came running out of the woods screaming CRABS!!!
Proof of the old adage you don't have to be faster than the crabs just faster than the guy you are with!!
OK OK !! not really. It was PT time on base. God Bless our Troops!

Here is a picture of Karl fishing. Notice the reddish pebble looking bank behind him. The next picture is a close up of that bank. I estimated there to be 400,002 crabs on the bank.

Another close up of the fiddler crab family reunion that was going on.
On the way back from fishing we saw a group of Toms resting in the shade under a tree. They obviously knew it wasn't hunting season.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cross walk Hustle

While downtown coming back from the marina this lady walked in front of me at the light. All that time spent looking at sailboats to paint and its life's surprises that get my attention.
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Old Friends

Two old cars that had seen better days. Reminded me of two old friends.
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Monday, July 13, 2009

I am not sure how many people are familiar with the work of Paul Calle. His early years were spent as an illustrator working at NASA. He did the artwork for the Apollo stamps and many incredible paintings. I had the pleasure of seeing some of his work at Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa Ok. His pencil work is so amazing that on many Jobs he would turn in a rough for clients to see and they would print the rough. He also has a book about drawing.. The pencil. Found the book on Amazon although it was much cheaper 20 years ago. I could not find an official Calle website. Here is a link to see some of his work.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Old plymouth. Waiting for the resurrection.

This car had me laughing when i saw it. I couldn't resist that deep sea creature face.
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Ok I must be the worlds worst photographer. No matter what I tried I can not get a decent picture. It has been raining here(less sun light). Nice change from the 100 degree weather we have had. This picture is way too cool and grainy. I talked to Jeff Hayes about taking pictures and it seems I will have to order an HDR program to help me. I am currently using a pentax K20D camera. Has lots of buttons and neat stuff , have no clue what they do though. Well mostly no clue. So far camera just looks cool and it gets me into events without being questioned. Must look press like. Looks like I will have to buy more stuff...lights etc.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Used and forgotten.

Old Ford truck looked well used and abused.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Old rusting mustang. (Rustang)

Old Mustang had seen better days.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fresh paint

Fresh paint .... Unframed Oil on linen 6X8 inches $200.00
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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Train maintenance

Tried not to spend the morning driving around and not painting. This train was just pullin out of the repair shop. So, I took a few pictures and made an attempt to memorize some of the colors before security showed up. If you're a train lover this location has it all. 8x10 oil on linen panel SOLD
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Friday, May 15, 2009

went to Apalachicola to see the wet room for the paint out and ran into Ted (Theodore Tihansky) working on a painting.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mothers Day. My mom and her favorite person . Pugsly ( the dog)thinks he's a person, I think she thinks he is too!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

This lady was walking her dog thru a local crafts festival. $200.00
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This started out as a really interesting subject. But I think what was interesting to me was the area it self. Wish I had backed up a bit from the subject to show more of the mood, but still fun to paint and as always a learning experience. Along the back of the buildings is a seawall with a 15 foot drop to the water. Part of an old barge docking area for the papermill that use to be in Port ST. Joe Florida. Lots of old huge tractor tires used for bumpers. Old railroad tracks. Very cool place. I'm still pleased at how it turned out, perhaps we will go back there again and ill paint the view 180 from this one.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ok back to being as serious as i can. I haven't posted anything lately due to the fact I havent painted much. Its been a weird month. But I plan on gettin back at it this week or next , for sure by the week after that. Forgotten Coast Plein Air Paint-out is coming up. I hope to attend some of that. My friend Marty pays me to walk around and talk about how great he is, steal paint tubes from other artists' easels when their not looking and kick their tripods. Just kidding!!! geeze! Martin Figlinski will be participating again this year. Great Artist check him out. Along with many other great artists. Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Scott Powers,(incredible artist) Theodore Tihansky, just a few of the great artists participating in the paint out. Usually when posting I forward the post to my (hopefully still) Girlfriend Carrie and she corrects all my mistakes,,but for some reason shes not talking to me,,so decipher it yaself!
Opened my email this morning and found this, after moppin my bowl of cherrios off the desk and wall, I realised this was a pic of my Girlfriend Carrie. Taken at the Miss Poultry contest in which finalists had to do their impersonation of a rooster,,GOOOoooo Carrie!! I have the feelin I might be hospitalised soon..sigh

Sunday, March 15, 2009


8x10 inches oil on panel. Titled "BUNION" SOLD

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Drove around today looking for something interesting to paint when I saw these two guys leaning on a truck talking. One quick color note and a few pics later.... Break Time!
6x8 oil on linen panel. $200.00 ...SOLD

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Its going to rain.

Plein air piece. 8x10 oil on linen panel SOLD

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Calm day at the beach.

This is a plein air piece i did the end of last year, it was a nice day at the beach.
6X8 inches oil, linen on panel. $200.00
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009


This painting is titled JELLYFISH.. unframed oil on panel 5x5 inches .. $100.00

Thursday, February 5, 2009


This painting of a huge offshore lure (around 8 inches long) and a bag of Lays chips is titled FISH-N-CHIPS...5x5 inches oil on panel unframed... $100.00 SOLD

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Old lure #5

Old lure #5 ACEO . 3.5 x 2.5 $ 35.00

Heddon meadow mouse

Heddon meadow mouse lure ACEO. 3.5 x 2.5 $ 35.00

Friday, January 23, 2009

Old lure #3

ACEO format 3.5x2.5 inches lure #3 ....$ 35.00

Beach Scene

Beach scene 6x8 oil on linen panel unframed

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Old lure #2

Another old lure,. Oil on panel ACEO format.
The ACEO format is 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches. SOLD

old rusty fishing lure

Old rusty fishing lure Oil on panel ACEO format. SOLD