This original work is an expression of deep gratitude for the teachers who share their “heart” for our good. Their dedication helps challenge us to discovering the joy in learning and becoming fully who we are meant to be.
“That’s such a unique perspective.” These are the words I usually hear regarding this illustration. Really, it’s a simple “worm’s eye” view of the “nativity scene” with a couple of figures in the foreground. The most complex aspect of the work is the vantage point from which the shepherd’s foot and lamb rest. Thankfully, the […]
On Easter Sunday 2015, it was evident (early on) there would be no sunrise to observe, let alone, paint in Boerne, Texas. It was a cloudy and misty morning. Determined to join my art buddies’ cross-country, Easter sunrise, paint-out tradition, a quote by C.S. Lewis came to mind that inspired me to capture the atmospheric […]
While sitting easy under the shade of spanning live oak branches, surrounded by the illusion of fading blue hills, and feeling the breath of early spring gently blowing on my face, I took in a delightful afternoon at one of Amber’s musical events. Some of the beauty I experienced was seeing my own daughter interact […]
Somewhere in the beautiful Animas River between Durango and Silverton, Colorado, this binky is buried. I was twelve years young when I witnessed my young buddy toss his pacifier out the train car window. It was one of those moments when all present (his folks & my family) paused in anticipation of what would follow. […]
I’ve been so fortunate being father to the girls who call me Daddy. How special are the moments that move our souls to dance; I love ‘em. Though this original work of art is sold, framed fine art prints are available. My fundraising participation in this event is a resource of inspiration that comes around […]
Can you spot the deer-? 🙂 Working from life, this painting captured the last pumpkin patch First United Methodist Church Boerne Texas hosted on Main Street in Boerne, Texas. The newly built City Campus exists where the painting was rendered. The new location for the annual pumpkin patch is now held at The AgriCultural Museum […]
On Valentine’s Day of this year (2019), I was able to get back to some painting, and had some fun exercising in brushwork, edges, color, balance, rhythm, formation, and a bit of abstraction. My inspiration was the motive behind Valentine’s celebration. LOVE is the greatest thing, and its very nature is that which continues leading […]
Located in the heart of Boerne, Main Plaza remains the community park it was designated (in 1852) to be. Just drop in at any one of our community events to see Boerne life on full display: Boerne Berges Fest, Boerne Village Band Concerts, Movie in the Park, Market Days (second Saturday of each month), Kendall […]
In the early years of my singing (coinciding with the early years of my marriage), I closely followed the ministry of Christian recording artist Steve Green. Not only did his voice appeal to my ear and tenor-range aspirations, but his message of God’s all-sufficient grace (beyond “salvation”) was something new to my heart. And that’s […]
There’s a sense of beauty we humans carry with us. I find this sense to be something most people either idolize or fear—similar to sexuality.
How wonderful it is to participate in the lives of friends and community. These works are all part of a commissioned work to celebrate a couple’s thirty-fourth wedding anniversary. “Love is the free exercise of choice. Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without each other but choose to […]
In attempt to illustrate the theme, “Wish Upon a Star,” for our school’s annual Daddy Daughter Dance, I drew on an experience I shared with my youngest child… One early summer morning, my daughter and I arose to watch a meteor shower passing by. There we were in the comfort of our back yard as […]
The Prayer Garden at First Baptist Boerne is a place (in my hometown) I find solitude for reflection, prayer, and painting. Here are some images from my enjoyment there.
Portrait sketches like these (charcoal, conté crayon, or graphite) are a great way to capture the essence of that special friend, loved one, or beloved pet in your life. Commissioning such a work is not difficult. My process begins with a conversation (preferably over coffee or something delicious) to discuss who the subject/s is/are, the […]