My commission work is not limited to painting on canvas. When I first moved back to Indiana from Southampton, New York, I was commissioned to do a mural on an outside wall. This wall would be highly visible as it was on the side of a building on the route to entering Newburgh, Indiana from Covert… read more.

The empowerment in mastering art skills is evident in everyone who tries. Children are no exception.I have a group of young artists who I work with on Saturday afternoons. This is not "arts and crafts", this is the serious study of drawing and eventually, when they have mastered some skills and show… read more.

I had a unique mural job this year.  Recap from Part 1:  My clients had finished their basement. The placement of the well meant that, when you came down the stairs and turned the corner, the first thing you saw was a window that looked straight into a concrete wall - the window well.Their… read more.

 I have four basic steps to creating a commission painting. Look for former posts for Steps 1 and 2.STEP 3 I make three preliminary drawings, usually charcoal with a bit of pastel to show a little color.  I try to include various images and various perspectives.  I try to get… read more.

 I have four basic steps to doing commission work. Find the first step in Creating a Commission Painting - Step 1STEP 2 There are two main determinations for the price of a commission painting: size and complexity of the image. Once we have decided on these two things, I come up with a… read more.

Zac and Dan


Dan and Zac are great. I've never met them, but they are the guys that designed my website (for which I get many compliments).  But they didn't just design it, collect my money and then walk away.  They write me all the time.  Okay, they write to all of their clients all of the time,… read more.

We have worked in clay, acrylic, charcoal, graphite on paper, canvas and board.  This first young lady has been studying with me for about 6 months now.  She brought her cousin in about 2 months ago.  We have created some wonderful things together.  And I don't mean your usual… read more.

I have four basic steps to doing commission work. Look at former posts for Steps 1, 2 and 3. STEP 4Paint. From here on it is just a matter of painting a first layer, showing the client, then refining and adding layers. The Indianapolis client chose his favorite drawing/perspective,… read more.