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April 12, 2019

NEXT SHOW: Wimberley Arts Fest at Water's Point in Wimberley, Texas April 27-28th. Along with yours truly, 105 other great artists will be set up under the old pecan trees. We'll all have our new 2019 pieces of art for sale.

Here's a throwback pic from a sold painting t...

April 4, 2019

NEW RELEASE:  Birdfeeder, 18" x 24" oil on wood, Military Collection Portfolio.

Description:   Two USAF F-16 Fighting Falcons refuel from a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker in good weather surrounded by cumulus clouds.

Tomorrow Nick & his family will be traveling to Waco, T...

April 4, 2019

 "There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad preparation" ~Norwegian Proverb

Well, it's looking like mother nature is going to challenge our fun at the Heart of Texas Air Show this weekend in Waco, Texas.  

Those pilots will get up in the air any time its safe....

April 2, 2019

BEHIND THE SCENES:  

First show of 2019 is coming up this weekend and we need to get the winter's paintings in display frames.  

Why did we wait until right before the show to frame?

Well, it's because of the oil paints Nick uses. He prefers to work with oil paints so he...

April 1, 2019

I would like to announce that I am giving up painting & drawing to pursue my love of ballet.

***APRIL FOOLS!!

Anyway, I will be attending two shows in April.

The Heart of Texas Air Show at the TSTC airport in Waco, Texas April 6-7th 

The Wimberley Arts Fest at Waters Point...

March 31, 2019

NEW RELEASE:  Warm Tone #7, 11" x 14" oil on canvas, Texas Collection Portfolio.

Simply put painters see more acutely than say.....my wife.  Oh did I get grief when I showed her this painting. Her reaction: "Why did you paint the sky white?! Who is ever going to buy a p...

March 30, 2019

NEW RELEASE: Warm Tone #11, 11" x 14" oil on wood, Texas Collection Portfolio.  

If you have been reading our blogs over this past winter you may have noticed the Tonal landscape progressions Nick has painted throughout this past season.  Now that spring has arrived and...

March 28, 2019

NEW RELEASE: Care Under Fire, 11" x 14" oil on canvas, Military Collection Portfolio. 

The Countdown begins to our first show of 2019. We will be heading to the Heart of Texas Airshow in Waco Texas April 6-7. Giclee prints, cards and some of the small originals will be...

February 24, 2019

NEW RELEASE: MC-1519, 9" x 11" watercolor on paper, Military Collection Portfolio

This is a watercolor painting of an UH-60 Sikorsky Black Hawk MEDEVAC helicopter loading a solider for a medical evacuation lift. 

Why do you see more of these aircraft than others in...

February 24, 2019

NEW RELEASE: Warm Tone No. 9, 11" x 14" oil on canvas, Texas Collection Portfolio.  

Artists give you opportunities to see differently.  What do you see in this painting?

Here's a secret; this landscape is overloaded in acute triangles. Did you notice those strong geomet...

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