Oil Paintings

I just ordered my oil paint supplies. They now have many options with water mixable oil paints and with my health I was always hesitant to use turpentine and mineral spirits.

I have finished several more acrylics and just varnished them.

Here is a 12″T x 16″ wide acrylic of a Macaw pointing the way the criminal went! “He went that ‘away”

He Went That ‘away!

Here is a 12″ W x 36″ T acrylic of a lone tree in the winter. “Simple Tree”

Lone Tree

Here is a 9″ T x 12″ W acrylic painting of Christmas garland on a wall.

Simply Christmas

This is “God’s Beauty a 20″ W x 16” T acrylic of a view at Yellowstone.

“God’s Beauty”

Tis the season is coming and Santa made some magic happen here. “Santa’s Magic” a gallery wrapped 16″ T x 20″ W acrylic .

“Santa’s Magic”

God has always worked wonders and here is “God’s Creation”, a 18″ T x 24″ W acrylic.

“God’s Creation”

Speaking of God’s Creations, let’s not forget that God created the Universe – Here is “Jupiter and the Cosmos!” 12″ T x 36″ W acrylic.

Just call me the “Beaver”

Man, I have been busy as a beaver! I was a little disappointed in my old on line gallery so I found a new one at https://www.saatchiart.com/fledglingartist. I have several new paintings as well. I do about four or five before I varnish them and I don’t want to post pictures until they are varnished, hence the time span between posts. Make sure and visit my site and order a painting or a print. If you are in northern Alabama on the 20th – 22nd of September I will be at the NEACA show in booth B13.

“Cherie’s Lantern”


Well, you guys can see me at the NEACA (Northeast Alabama Craftsmen’s Association) Craft Show at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Al. The dates are September 20, 21, 22 2019. Hours are Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m.. I will be at booths E-13 and 14.

NEACA’s website is https://www.neaca.org and their facebook site is https://www.facebook.com/northeastalabamacrafters/

I have been quite busy and have several paintings almost completed to post here but I have to wait to varnish them. If I post without varnishing they won’t look quite right. (No, I am not malingering!) My wife got after me yesterday because I gave away another painting. I can’t help myself!

Been Busy

Been a busy couple of weeks. Have 6 new paintings and working on two others. (When I get hung up, I start another painting of a different type (landscape, Portrait, Wildlife/Pet or still life) to get my mind thinking in different directions.

I started a painting of the Jaguar Temple in Belize that my son took a while back and had problems maintaining straight lines across a 40″ canvas. I could have used tape but I prefer not to whenever possible, plus I was concerned about messing up wet areas or recently dried areas.

I came up with the idea of using a straight edge they use in sawing wood! So now I can finish my sons painting. He has been so patient. (Even though he claims half of my paintings for himself, and my wife several so that doesn’t leave me much for shows or selling!)

One of my favorites the past couple weeks is a fantasy painting, I haven’t tried one of these for a very long time. I call it “I’m Home”. Make sure and visit my gallery – you can buy paintings, prints and even frames!

“I’m Home” 16″ wide, 12″ tall, 1 1/2″deep gallery wrapped stretched canvas

Heart Failure

When my Cardiologist did a right heart Cath a couple of weeks ago and told me my cardiac index was 1.8 (A low cardiac index of less than 2.5 L/min/m2 usually indicates a marked disturbance in cardiovascular performance and is almost always clinically apparent.) Needless to say I will be seeing the University of Alabama Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant-Implant surgeons within a month to work out a plan of care. When I found this out it hit me pretty hard, despite being in Nursing since the 80’s allot of it critical care. So I did this painting and gave it to my Cardiologist at Huntsville Heart.

“Heart Failure”