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The Florida State Park Plein Air Painting Tour – Painting each of Florida's State Parks on location

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You’re invited!

There is still time to visit  Mt. Dora and see all the paintings from my Florida State Park Plein Air Tour… After 14 months of painting the Florida State Parks, all … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

Opening Reception – The GateHouse Gallery

Hope you can join us this Saturday!

February 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Short but Sweet

The Orlando Sentinel published a short but sweet snippet in the paper today about the “Mt Dora in the Fall” plein air event. I am pleased that they featured my … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · 4 Comments

Flea Market Find

This weekend I went to Renninger’s Antique Extravaganza in Mt. Dora. This event happens 3 times a year and is a big outdoor antique fair with 100’s of booths lining … Continue reading

February 21, 2011 · 7 Comments

The First Nocturne

A friend and I went out painting last night in downtown Mt. Dora. The weather was going to be perfect for our first try at a plein air nocturne – … Continue reading

September 22, 2010 · 4 Comments

The Garden Gate

A friend and I went to downtown Mt. Dora again and painted the brick archway in front of the Garden Gate Tea Room. The morning sun was just glowing off … Continue reading

May 31, 2010 · Leave a comment

Mt. Dora Congregational Church

Work in Progress painting of  Mt. Dora Congregational Church. This is a cute little church right in downtown Mt. Dora on Donnelly Ave. This view is from the post office.

May 26, 2010 · 4 Comments

Driving on Water

Each year there is an antique boat festival in our town. It used to be in Mt. Dora, now it is headquartered in Tavares – but both towns are on … Continue reading

May 19, 2010 · Leave a comment

Keith’s Corn

I did this plein air painting at a friends farm last May. The corn didn’t do so well due to all the rain – you can see the mud in … Continue reading

May 5, 2010 · 2 Comments

Lavender Fields

Tonight I went down to the field of lavender Toadflax and tried a quick plein air before the sunset. I arrived at about 5:45 and quickly set-up and painted this … Continue reading

April 6, 2010 · 2 Comments

Diggin’ the Farmers Tan!

Saturday was the best weather day we’ve had in months. Finally a warm sunny day without wind! And I actually got a bit of tan on my arms from the … Continue reading

March 22, 2010 · 1 Comment


So – I’m feeling a bit icky this week. Caught some sort of cold. Naturally the weather outside has been great while I’m wanting to stay in. So for today … Continue reading

February 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

Day at the marsh

Spent today painting at the Emeralda Island Marsh in Lake County FL, with a few fellow artists during the Birds & Bicycles event. It was freezing cold and very windy … Continue reading

February 13, 2010 · 2 Comments

Off to the Marsh

Tomorrow morning bright & early I’ll be at the Emeralda Marsh with a few other painters. We’ll be painting during the “Birds & Bicycles” event that is held there each … Continue reading

February 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Analog Artist – Digital World

Recently I went to an artist gathering and had a load of fun along with dinner. Little did I know that while we were enjoying ourselves a fellow artist was … Continue reading

February 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

I Heart Valentines Day

Happy Valentines day to you! With Valentines Day coming next weekend  – I thought I’d offer  this  8×10 matted photo FREE to the first person who emails their address. I’ll … Continue reading

February 4, 2010 · Leave a comment

WISH list

Today I decided to add to the blog what I’ll call my WISH list – or What I Saw Happening List…. I am fortunate enough to live in a county … Continue reading

February 4, 2010 · Leave a comment

Lake Dora Sunset

Today I thought I’d post this photograph I took a few weeks ago of Lake Dora. I was waiting for the sunset when this huge cloud just hung in front … Continue reading

January 27, 2010 · 3 Comments

Gettin’ Juiced!

Hi again! I’ve been busy painting this past week & have several paintings in the works. First I did a small 8×10 of some Tangerines from a tree in one … Continue reading

January 22, 2010 · Leave a comment

Catching up!

Haven’t posted in awhile, but I’ve been painting! Here are a few: This is the Union Congregational Church in Tavares, FL. I drive by often & the sunset just glows … Continue reading

May 5, 2009 · Leave a comment


I’ve just update a few photos on my photography site – check it out at http://florida-scenics.smugmug.com/

March 31, 2009 · Leave a comment

Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival

Come visit me and my fellow artists Dodi Truenow, Rudy Drapiza & Andy Drapiza at the Antique Boat Festival in Tavares, FL.March 26th – 29th. We will have a booth … Continue reading

March 28, 2009 · Leave a comment

Airstream to Gulfstream

I was excited to do todays painting. Last month while exploring Ft. Pierce I came across this Boat & Airstream trailer propped up on blocks for repairs.Right behind the trailers … Continue reading

February 9, 2009 · Leave a comment

Wet Paint Studio

Some of my paintings are now featured in the “Wet Paint Studio” in downtown Mt. Dora.The gallery is right on Donnally St next to One Flight Up Cafe. It is … Continue reading

January 10, 2009 · Leave a comment

In the works

Have had these two larger paintings hanging around for awhile….I feel like both need some more work, but haven’t decided exactly what. Hopefully once I see them posted I’ll get … Continue reading

January 8, 2009 · Leave a comment

Happy New Year!

Happy 2009! This was my first painting of the year. A small study I did at my in-laws winter home in S. Florida.Earlier in the day we had gone to … Continue reading

January 6, 2009 · Leave a comment

Still Life

Most of my paintings are en Plein Air – but occasionally I do other things too.Here is one of my first still-life paintings 12×16″ Oil on Canvas

December 22, 2008 · Leave a comment

Pallet Knife Paintings

My new thing is small pallet knife paintings. These are quick & fun to do. Also a good learning exercise for getting the right shapes and values, because the knife … Continue reading

December 15, 2008 · Leave a comment

Georgia workshop

I took a workshop at the beginning of the month with two great plein air painters – Roger Dale Brown & Gene Costanza.It was a five day paintfest just outside … Continue reading

November 27, 2008 · Leave a comment

Workshop Painting

9×12 Oil on Panel This palm tree painting was done during a recent 3 day workshop by Morgan Samuel Price.She was really inspiring and helped me tremendously. If she’s doing … Continue reading

October 3, 2008 · Leave a comment


≈ Even though I love Plein Air painting, I also do some work at my home studio. This is my first attempt at a portrait! This was done from an … Continue reading

September 26, 2008 · Leave a comment

The Neighborhood

I am participating in a show with the Central Florida Plein Air Painters (CFPAP) at the Gallery at Metro on Church St. in downtown Orlando. To get ready I went … Continue reading

May 12, 2008 · Leave a comment

Lil Lake Harris

Here is this weekends effort. Like this little spot I found on Little Lake Harris. I plan on going back for a few more scenes…. “Lil Lake Harris” 11″ x … Continue reading

April 28, 2008 · Leave a comment

California Dreamin

Just got back from weeklong trip to California.While there I took a 2 day workshop with Sterling Hoffman and painted around Bodega Bay just north of San Francisco. Just awesome … Continue reading

April 24, 2008 · Leave a comment

525 Melrose

I participated in the Winter Park Tour of Gardens this past weekend. Here is the result. “525 Melrose” 8×10″ oil Plein air

April 9, 2008 · Leave a comment

"Crappie Day"

This is at the Marina in downtown Mt. Dora. Unfortunatley for him he didn’t catch any fish…. “Crappie Day” Plein Air Oil 12×16″

March 19, 2008 · Leave a comment

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