This limited palette piece was commissioned by a lover of unicorns and all things fantasy. The challenge came in trying to present these creatures in as realistic a way as possible. Keen eyed viewers might spot a sparrow, tree gnome, lily pads, and some fish, among other items.
Original work: 12" x 16" Oil on Canvas Panel
Lonely Sentinel: The Sabine Bank Lighthouse
As the only offshore caisson lighthouse ever constructed in the Southern United States, the Sabine Bank Lighthouse offered a fascinating subject matter for my first commissioned piece.
Original Work: 12" x 16" Acrylic on Canvas Panel.
Ever On Watch: The Sabine Pass Lighthouse
This commissioned piece followed shortly on the heels of the one featuring its sister lighthouse; The Sabine Bank Lighthouse.
Original Work: 16" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas Panel
Evening At Sullivan's
Commissioned by a son as a gift for his father who's a vintage Oldsmobile and Gulf Station enthusiast. While it may seem a simple enough composition, there is a story taking place in this image, as a former employee returns to show his old boss he's made good.
Original Work: 16" x 12" Oil on Prepared Hard Board Panel
This limited palette piece was painted using only four colors, and was an experiment in depicting moonlight without showing the moon - both of which were direct challenges from my mentor.
Original Work: 12" x 9" Oil on Canvas Panel
A familiar sight during power outages in the East Texas piney woods. This piece was drawn using colored pencils on white, cotton based, paper stock.
Original Work: 10" x 8" Prismacolor Pencil on White Cotton Strathmore Media Board.
Racing The Sunset
This piece was commissioned by a couple who wanted a nautical themed painting for their living room. The husband was enthusiastic about my lighthouses, but the wife wanted a sailboat. If you look closely, you'll see that he wasn't completely left out.
Original Work: 24" x 16" Oil on Prepared Hard Board Panel
The intention of this commissioned piece was to provide a beach escape without the hassle of travel. Rolling waves signal a gentle breeze across the sandy shore, as two sets of footprints trail of toward the gentle surf.