“Habitat” 11×14″ acrylic on Masonite board

Habitat

Mrs. Gladden 24×30″ oil portrait

Portrait of Soldier

This painting was very fun to do. I enjoyed the change in subject matter and the strength of the composition in the original reference photo that didn’t take much altering. The commissioner wanted his face to look more recent, as the original reference photo was taken about 10 years ago.

People Portraits

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Some watercolor portraits of people that I finished recently. Please check out my  commissions and contact info page if you are interested in having one done for you or someone you love!

“The Dotted Line”

This is my latest painting, finished 11/19/13  I loved the composition that the telephone wires created. I also was fascinated with the numerous birds that were perched on every surface. The original is 11×16, making each bird aprox 1/2″ but I attempted to make each one individual and pack on as much detail as I could.

Dotted Line Photoshopped

“Abandoned Autumn”

This painting is a few years old, but I never had the chance to get a good photo doc of it until now. Just in time for autumn, my favorite time of year!
This painting is a few years old, but I never had the chance to get a good photo doc of it until now. Just in time for autumn, my favorite time of year!

“The Man with the Alpaca Felt Hat”

This was a voluntary portrait of a friend. The picture was taken the first day we met and he was sporting one of his wife’s hand-made alpaca hats. He looked so frail and yet his personality was so colorful, that I just had to try to capture that in this watercolor / colored pencil sketch.

“Not My Will, But..”

"Not my Will, But..."
“Not my Will, But…”

This painting was created this year in April. It is water color and graphite, with acrylic accents. I wanted to depict what it was like for Jesus in that moment of decision in the garden of Gethsemane when he had to choose God’s will or his own. It struck me how real it is that Christ actually shared in our temptations, just like the Bible claims and he never asks us to do anything he didn’t do first!

Ford Timeline Mural

This mural was painted for Wehr Ford in Mountain Grove MO. It is approximately 36 x 7 feet in dimension. It was painted all by hand. I grafted out the dimensions of each car with a grid system while working off of a mobile scaffolding. It took me about two and a half months.

Drug Store Mural, Mountain Grove

This mural was created on the side of an old drug store on the square in Mountain Grove, MO. It is about 27 feet long and 7 feet high. Though the inside of the store is no longer a drug store, the painting was composed from the recollection of old-timers memories and old photos of the outside of the building. The rest was fabricated from imagination. Completed in 2010

“American Sparrows”

I had wanted to paint a picture of sparrows eating fries for a long time, mainly because it intrigued me that these little birds were so adaptable. They were at home in the city, eating human food, even though they are by nature wildlife. It wasn’t until I went to college and started experimenting with perspectives, that I had a breakthrough with the composition and ‘American Sparrows’ happened.