Checkout the video of my latest abstract painting, Color Colonization.
My photo of the Medici Fountain in Paris’s Jardin du Luxembourg which licensed for this book cover.
Checkout my new painting “On Target”, part of my music notes series, and accompanying close-up video.
Using Pixsy’s website I found another book cover which was published last year.
One of my Paris images was licensed for the book cover of PARIS: The Story of a Great City.
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Checkout my new video of my Notes of Gold painting.
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Abstract Paintings, PaintingsThis painting undulates with vibrant gold. This painting is part of my unique work as an artist in which I am using pressurized air to move ink and paint already applied to the canvas. The air becomes my brush. However, a lot more went into this painting than the golden abstract elements. Look closer and you will find incredible depth and detail.Acrylic on canvas,$450
20.125 x 22.125 x 0.75 in
Abstract Paintings, PaintingsColor Colonization is one in a series of works in which I'm using an air blower and air compressor to move and blend paint on the canvas instead of a brush. There are plenty of drips and splatters thrown in as well, but the primary technique of using an air blower (not to be confused with an air brush or spray gun) gives me a level of control, or influence, of the paint but comes with a lot of unpredictability which I like. The colors move and blend together in lively and fascinating ways. I like to get up close with a painting and see an incredible amount of detail. Watch the accompanying video to see the intricate and ever-changing detail in Color Colonization as your eye moves across the canvas. Color Colonization came to me in the middle of the night in late 2015. I got up to sketch the painting in my art journal along with the detailed steps and layers of colors that I would later use to create it.Acrylic on canvas,$1,685
40 x 60 x 1.5 in
Music Notes, PaintingsEye-grabbing and perfect for any music lover, Notes of Gold measures 36" x 36" x 1.5". It's acrylic on canvas with a secret recipe of ash, chalk, graphite, and oil pastel thrown in. I stretched the canvas myself and gallery-wrapped it onto thick stretcher bars. The edges are painted, so it doesn't require framing. I worked a very long time on this one. Then I let it set 2 or 3 months, mulled it over, and decided to work it over some more. The result is a painting with great depth and detail. This painting is part of my music notes series.Acrylic on canvas,$995
1.5 x 36 x 36 in
Arkansas & the American South, PaintingsAdd a permanent fall feeling to your home with Fayetteville, a landscape with abstract tendencies. Fayetteville was inspired by the spectacular fall colors of the Ozark Mountains and named after Fayetteville, Arkansas. It's part of my lifelong body of work of artwork about the state. Almost all of the work on this painting was done using palette knifes and slowly worked over many months as I allowed the oil paint to mostly dry between each layer. For the tree's foliage I built up thick layers of impasto. I also cut layers of paint to allow underlying layers to show through. Highlights were created with several coats of glazing. The tree shimmers with beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows. I think of it as representational with abstract tendencies. The heavy canvas is hand-stretched over thick 1.5" stretcher bars, and the gallery-wrapped edges are painted so no framing is required. As always, I offer custom framing if requested.Oil on canvas,$1,685
40 x 40 x 1.5 in
Arkansas Farm, Art PrintsThis is an open edition print of the original acrylic artwork, Arkansas Farm, painted by artist and native Arkansan Terry Smith in 2015.Open Edition archival pigment print$65 – $295
San Francisco, PaintingsInspired by many trips to San Francisco, this mixed-media piece is a combination of acrylic panting and my own photographs. The background painting features a heart referencing the "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" song and theme as well as the many heart sculptures that have been placed around the city. Two white lines lines form a sailboat mast. A photographic image, in archival pigment ink, of the Transamerica Pyramid building was transferred to create the sail of the mast. A yellow cable car, blurred and in motion, is sailing down the hill. To the left, of course, is the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. At the bottom, forming the "hull of the vessel", is a silhouetted panoramic of the San Francisco skyline within which once again the Transamerica Pyramid is featured and aligns centered on the mast. This painting was completed by the artist on a flat piece of canvas before being stretched on 1.5" thick stretcher bars. The edges are painted, so it does not require framing unless desired.Acrylic and image transfer on canvas,$1,095
36 x 40 x 1.5 in