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March 8, 2017

My Way

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March 7, 2017


Leaner 900

The Leaner, 8×10, Gouache

From a reference photo taken on our Ohio trip this past November. There are spots in this that could use a bit more work, but I think I’ll leave it alone for now.

King Ranch Watering Hole

February 28, 2017

Ki:”ng Ranch Watering Hole, 8×10, Gouache

King Ranch Watering Hole was based on a photograph taken while touring the famed King Ranch in Southwest Texas.

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Gouache Book Now Available

February 26, 2017

The Gouache Book is now available! This beautiful 6″ x 9″ book has 68 pages and over 100 images. Descriptions of beginnings, demonstrations, and a gallery of gouache paintings. A handy reference book and a nice addition to your library.

Here’s a link to see a preview and order your copy:


The Gouache Book

January 18, 2017



The draft copy of my book “Painting The World My Way – The Gouache Book” came today! It’s a beautiful little book, 64 pages, filled with information about how I use gouache and lots of images. I’ll spend the next few days editing, then we’ll take the same approach with orders as we are doing with The Barn Project. This little book is going to be a nice addition to your studio library.


Back To The Drawing Board

January 17, 2017


If you’re anything like me, you go to an art blog to see art, and I know I’ve put a lot of notifications on here lately rather than art. So…now that we are seeing sales of THE BARN PROJECT, and while we’re waiting for the preview copy of THE GOUACHE BOOK to arrive, it’s time to get back to the actual art.


The barn above was found hiding with several other weathered old farm buildings  on the other side of a thickly grown fence row. In this view, I eliminated a lot of overhanging branches and thin trunks and limbs growing right at the fence and along the road. Much of this little 6″ x  6″ gouache piece was done with a palette knife, something I do vey rarely. I kind of like the texture in the foreground.


The little 5″ x  7″ gouache piece above was kind of blah until I went back to it with a bit more paint and stronger color. Something like this is always a reminder to me that I need to use more paint and less water.

Now I’m going to pull the watercolor pads off the shelf and see if I can find some new situations for Sherwin the Snail to get into.

And by the way… Happy New Year, Everyone!


The Art Store

January 12, 2017

Be sure to check out The Art Store. There is a link in the menu at the top of the Home Page. It’s a way for us to reduce inventory and make it available at drastically reduced prices.