This triptych has three yellow-bellied slider turtles on a log with a green heron perched above. You can find these turtles in most ponds and rivers in the southeast. I photographed the green heron on a trip to Huntington Beach State Park just south of Myrtle Beach, SC.Read More
I was inspired to paint these carolina parakeets because they were found in our area until the 1930’s when hunters killed off these birds for their colorful feathers. I spent awhile doing research looking for photos of these birds. I picked several birds in poses I liked and put them into landscapes similar to areas they could have been found in. I especially liked this painting because of the way the color of the birds blends with the landscape around them. I think this is the best of the three paintings that I’ve done with parakeets in them. Its too bad these beautiful birds have gone extinct.Read More
I became interested in Egrets and Herons while living in Sarasota, Florida. I had a special fishing spot that had a blue heron living in the area. I started feeding him fish that were too small to keep so that I could study the way that he caught and ate the fish. He started trying to get the larger fish I put in my bucket so I had to quit feeding him. In this painting I painted an egret who has just caught fish. It takes place in a cypress swamp with two other egrets the background.Read More
My latest painting, “Near Georgetown” was completed on February 23rd this year. I’ve always loved sailboats! The two boats in this painting were in Georgetown near where my brother Don had his boat, I took photos of them from his boat. I Liked the way the light was hitting the trees in the background. The Color in the sky has 4 shades of blue over a base of raw Sienna, I tried to keep it soft.