Wednesday, February 25, 2009


"Jack" is a small oil study (6" x 8"). I'd like to do a larger version of this one day. I leave for "Natureworks' in Tulsa, tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Painting at Ace Basin

After attending the SEWE show in Charleston last week, Joe Garcia, Mel Fain, V....Vaughan and I spent four days at Ace Basin, south of Charleston. This is an annual event for us as we teach a one-day workshop there for the junior duck stamp winners for the state of South Carolina. Ace Basin is in the Colleton County low country - classic South Carolina marsh and swamp, teeming with wildlife - including alligators, mosquitoes and fire ants.

When we aren't teaching at Ace Basin, we're out painting. The wind blew over V's easel - and part of her turp bucket rolled down the bank into the alligator pond. Joe came to the rescue - but unfortunately, the missing part was lost forever to the muddy waters.

"Knee Deep"

A few days ago I returned from the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, South Carolina.

My sales did not reflect the nasty rumor that the economy is in the ditch. I did really well. Considering the times, I am very grateful. Along with good sales comes the realization that I've got a show in Tulsa next weekend - so until I leave on Thursday, I'm back in the studio working hard.

Today I painted a little piece inspired by a trip to Colorado last summer. It's called, 'Knee Deep'.