Monday, August 25, 2008
This is a painting out of a "Door" series that I did last year. The Lord was speaking to me about "See, I have placed before you an open door". About that time we began to cut a opening between our two buildings at church and build an "Open Door". This is the door and I painted it to represent an open heaven beyond "the open door"
Monday, August 4, 2008
Just wanted to show the other side of my work. I have done a lot of portrait work over the years. This one is of my son Logan when he was 3 years old and my daughter Breck around 2 years old. Hard to believe when I look at them now. They both loved wearing hats at that age and we wanted to capture that time in our lives. I am really focusing on painting right now but I still will do a portrait from time to time.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
I have been looking at this chair for months now thinking it would make a great painting. The bold black and white print with the pheasant was just to good to pass up. I thought the warm colors would be a great contrast with the cool crispness of the chair. I'm loving this one.
Monday, July 28, 2008
This is a watercolor I did about 3 years ago. I painted this after seeing a special on the real Mount Sinai. They found this rock near the mountain. It was spit down the middle and had signs of water erosion on the rock and around the site. Something you don't see in the desert. How cool is that! Anyway I painted this based on the photo of the rock. This is from a period when I was doing a lot in watercolor. I really like watercolor but enjoy the texture and intense color of oil and acrylic.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Here is a piece I did in college. I did a series of paintings on the cross. It is where I first started developing a style of painting. This is when I began falling in love with texture and color. This painting has been one of my favorites for sometime now, hanging in my office and hanging in different rooms in our home. It has always amazed me that people could see this painting, for some as long as 2 years, and not see Jesus on the cross. I always thought it was pretty obvious. I thought I would post it and share it.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Acrylic on CanvasI love the composition on this one. I was just trying to keep it loose. Something about this painting reminds of something that Bill Watterson would do, you know "Calvin and Hobbes". I love Calvin and Hobbes. Well anyway it was fun, hope you enjoy.
Monday, July 21, 2008
This is a painting I did for my friend Kris Cato. He owns the best and the coolest hair salon anywhere. He has a great place in downtown Gadsden, AL. His place is called "The Moxie". It's has a great vibe. He works his magic on my family and the results are awesome. We were in last week for my son to get "Moxified" and he showed me an antique Moxie soda bottle. I thought it would make a great painting and cool surprise. I started researching Moxie soda bottles and ran across this one. It is different from any of the others and I loved the saying "Be Foxy Drink Moxie" I thought it fit perfectly. I finished it on his birthday and gave it to him as a house warming gift for their new home, but it may end up at The Moxie. Anyway, I loved the end result.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
This is one of my favorite old buildings in our great downtown area in Gadsden, AL. It's called "The White Palace". It has a wonderful retro vibe and I really love the color. It has been a building I've wanted to paint for sometime now. I wanted to keep it loose and full color and texture. I really enjoyed the process and I hope you enjoy the end result.
I really like painting cows. Why? Who knows! There fun, have great facial expressions and the possibilities seem to be endless on how to paint them. This was one that looks like she is peeking around the corner and interrupting your view. As always I try to find an unusual way paint something with as much color and texture as possible. Anyway, I and my family love Gladys and we hope you do too.