Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Midsummer Night's Dream pencil 8x11

This evening's sketch while listening to Gareth Emery's podcast. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Nashville Arcade Post Office (acrylic 9x8 on canvas"

This is the Nashville Arcade Post Office right across from the Corvidae Collective Gallery and Shop in the Arcade. It will be in the 9x9 Show with a host of other artist's works for the next Nashville Art Crawl in June. Visit

Shady Retirement (acrylic on masonite 9x10)

This vintage truck has seen better days. A nice shady spot is well deserved for this rusty old chevy truck. I plan to add this to my spot at Corvidae Collective at The Nashville Arcade.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Hume Fogg Doorway and 2nd Ave and Church St. in Nashville TN

Here is a Hume Fogg entrance on the 8th Avenue (aka Rosa Parks Blvd) side. Students have been using this since 1912 I think. 
 The other one is at 2nd Ave and Church St. in Nashville TN. Ink and add figures at home. I used a Copic Marker on this as well as my dip pens. I left the pencil shading in. I like using those fat and flat carpenter pencils to shade quickly.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

"Lucky Marie" (acrylic 9x10)

 Lucky Marie's new portrait. (acrylic on masonite panel 9x12) I incorporated her leash design as she loves her walks and making new friends. I added a little decorative metallic gold paint on the background element to honor our golden pup. Think about getting your best friend's portrait painted. Does your pup have a favorite dish? Kitty have a favorite toy? Please visit Chris Ousley's Studio/Pet Portraits

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Zentangle Inspired Fun

Zentangle Inspired Fun. Ink, sharpies and prismacolor pencils. each 5x5

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Playful Mermaid (pen and ink 6x8) Digital Stamp

A friend said I should try creating digital stamps. Sound like a good idea. Here is a Playful Mermaid inspired by some Zentangle elements. Click to buy digital stamp. 300 dpi jpg

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"Mike's Ice Cream" acrylic 5x7 $100

When you go to downtown Nashville be sure to visit Mike's Ice Cream on Broadway. I have been there many times and they will serve you up something good. It was a cold day but the sun was out and folks were happy to be in Downtown Nashville. 
This is acrylic on masonite panel. 5x7
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

"February" Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) 8x11

"February" Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) 8x11
"February" Snow and hearts motif and looking forward to spring. I am going to add color to this. 8x11 ink and pencil (ZIA) Zentangle Inspired Art. Trying out some new patterns.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Another session at Jeanie's Studio aka Warehouse 521

Some more life drawing action at Jeanie's Studio aka Warehouse 521. As usual always a good crew at 521 on these sessions. I love hanging out with my art buddies. I ain't too chatty at times but love listening in on what every one has learned at various workshops and artists they admire.
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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fun with Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA)

I took a Zentangle class a few weeks ago at Jerry's Artarama in Nashville TN. I never heard of Zentangle before but got hooked right away. Here are a few things I have done after the class.
Halcyon, Pryda and Lyca, Wine and Pearls and Beautiful Galatea. Visit

Friday, January 17, 2014

Some more life drawing action at Jeanie's Studio aka Warehouse 521. Always a good crew at 521 on these sessions. I would rather hang out with my art buddies than most anyone. Birds of feather thing you know
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

"Frozen Radnor Lake" in Nashville Tennessee (8x10 acrylic) $200

In honor of today's 4 degree weather, I post this painting of Radnor Lake in Nashville when it froze several years back. I always like the shadows in the snow on a bright day. Violets and blues! Nice. (8x10 acrylic on panel)
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Monday, January 6, 2014

WInter Sunrise (acrylic 11/14) SOLD

Imagined a icy cold winter sunrise from a dream I had. Saw cool violets, greys and teals in the icy landscape. Best paint it before I forgot the colors! Original is acrylic 11×14

Friday, January 3, 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Boer Goat Stepping Out (watercolor 7x12) $200

 Boer goat stepping out of the shadows for a little morning sunshine in the meadow. Rocky mountains in the background. Watercolor painting on Arches watercolor paper. 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Morning Sun Warmth (cow painting) $250

Some prime beef livestock in Bell Buckle Tennessee. This cow was really enjoying the warming sun on a chilly morning on the farm. I really do enjoy painting livestock. I used Golden Open Acrylics and regular acrylics. A lot of glazing technique was used. The mediums Golden makes really excels using this technique!
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Quarterback

The Quarterback (pencil 9.5 x 7) Thinking of one of my heroes J.C. Leyendecker when I drew this tonight.