Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thunder In The Grass

Here's the latest. It comes from the NC Zoo in Asheboro. Entitled, "Thunder In The Grass", 12 x 20, pastel on paper.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Deerly Beloved

Here's a little piece I put together from reference in Blowing Rock. Pastel on paper.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Broad Shouldered Hawk

Been working on raptors lately. Here's a piece in pastel called Broad Shouldered Hawk.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Shades Of Noon progression

Here's a 24 x 30 oil painting I'm working on. You can see the progression from pastel study to underpainting and present adjustments I'm making. I'll post final upon completion.

Pastel study

Underpainting on 24 x 30 canvas

Current progress and adjustments in oil

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Great Horned Owl

Here's the latest raptor from the studio. Found this guy at the Carolina's Raptor Center in Huntersville, NC.

Great Horned Owl, 12 x 13.5. pastel

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Here's a pastel portrait of a brown poodle. The challenge was to get strong color in the brown fur. The background was client's idea and I feel it worked nicely.

Willie, 12 x 16, pastel, private collection

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Here's a recent pet portrait done for a local client. I used 3 different photos to put this together.

Roxie, pastel, 12 x 18