Archive for March, 2010

Painting until the cows come home

March 31, 2010

This year’s one-man show will be in Meridian,MS, this October. The opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, October 14. This will be a fun show with paintings all around one theme, a first for me. It is a challenge as of right now I only have six paintings that fit the idea of the show. Put it in high gear and paint, paint, paint. This will be fun. Hope you will be there and see approximately 25 new paintings.

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March 14, 2010

My dad is very special to me. Recently I painted a small portrait of him and this weekend I was able to show it to him. He liked it and is looking forward to hanging it in his house once I get it finished and framed.

He said this was the result of something that began many, many years ago. My dad worked at a concrete pipe company. There was a salesman for the cement company who would bring my dad scratch pads; my dad would bring them home and give them to me. I would draw for hours on these white pads. This started when I was very young and continued until well into my teens. I always looked forward to the tablet man.

From those scratch pads he brought home, he now has a portrait painted by his son who loves him greatly. Thank you to the tablet man, Dee Collins.

UPDATE:  The painting is now framed and hanging in my dad’s house right behind his favorite chair.