Up and Running, Finally

Be sure to check out our new website http://www.AlabamaDailyPainters.com/. The site links to this blog plus several other Alabama painters. Many of the paintings below are available through ebay. Some are already sold, some have been given away, and others are in private collections and won't be for sale.

I hope you enjoy my work. Thanks for your interest. I'm available for commissioned paintings - portraits, pets, etc. Just fire me an email.

May God bless you and yours!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Oranges and Oriental Vase

This sold on ebay 1/16/11
I never tire of painting oriental pieces with their wonderful flow blue - and they contrast so well with orange. I'm still practicing on the oranges. They create such an interesting pattern when peeled; but, they are a challenge to paint well. How am I doing?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wedding Shoes

These shoes were worn by a friend in her wedding. I painted their wedding portrait, a pose from the waist up. Now I'm painting the shoes! What is it about women and shoes anyway?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

In The Potter's Hands

I am posting this painting on Christmas day, 2010 because it takes my thoughts to the call of this season - to simply be clay in the Master Potter's hands. He is the ultimate artist and He makes no junk! If we will only submit to His creative hands on our lives He will make something grand and beautiful out of the clay that we bring. Merry Christmas to everyone. May this painting call you, as it does me, to be at peace in the hands of the Potter.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Left To Die (Book Cover)

I painted this for the cover of my Pastor's book, soon to be published. As a child, Pastor Dennis Arnold was the victim of polio. He was left to die in this unlit unheated janitor's closet by his alcoholic father. It was their "home" for a while. His dad put a padlock on the door so no one could enter the room, kept the only key, and left for several days intending to find the boy dead when he returned. At some point during the dad's absence, Jesus entered the room, picked Dennis up off the floor, and left him a glass of milk and a balogna sandwich! No joke! When his dad returned and unlocked the door he saw Dennis sitting up in a chair, alive and well. Needless to say, he was totally shocked and amazed that anyone could have entered the room since he had the only key to the padlock. Years later, as an adult, Pastor Dennis led his dad to accept Jesus.

This painting depicts what Pastor Dennis remembers about being picked up off the cold wooden floor by Jesus. He distinctly remembers the warmth of Jesus's sleeves. The models for the painting are Pastor's son and grandson.

Pastor Arnold's story is available on DVD. It is totally awesome! He will soon be on TBN with a half hour program that will run for several weeks. Look for it soon. He is the pastor of Healing Waters Church in Alabaster, AL. I've donated the painting to the church and Pastor Dennis plans on offering giclees of it on canvas for donations to help build our Training Center.

Merry Christmas to all. Jesus is the reason for this and all seasons!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ashley Reading

This is another painting of my grandaughter Ashley (Ash). It hangs in my study as a constant reminder of what the Greatest Artist can create. My paintings are but a poor reflection of His masterpieces. Ashley lives in Virginia but is home for Christmas. She and her brother (his painting will soon be posted), and her parents will be here for a few more days. She is older now and deserves a more contemporary painting - I'll shoot some photos in the next few days!

Blessings and Merry Christmas to all.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ashley with Flowers

This is my grandaughter Ashley. This is sold and hanging in a private collection. Ash is older now but still just as precious! She will be here from Virginia next week.

I've painted her over and over again. The collector's young daughter thought it was
 a painting of her :). I love painting children - I've painted several commissions from paintings such as this. Hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Beach Time

Another day building sandcastles. Ho hum. How do you like my beach "do"? The blue and orange make a nice complementary pair of colors. I've painted other similar paintings for moms and grandmothers when they saw this because it reminded them of their own kids and grandkids. I love painting children - they are the few remaining reminders of innocence and purity.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fruit Still Life

This painting sold on eBay on 12-20-10

This features two of my favorite standby actors- the oriental cup and the warm brown pot. The peeled orange took a long time to get close to being right. I need a lot more work on oranges. Tell me what you think.

Garden Color

This painting sold on EBay on Friday, 12/10/10.
Sunflowers are a real challenge. The main player here though is the multicolored watering pitcher - at lease I think that is what it is. I'll have to work more on sunflowers later. Maybe.

Oriental vase

This painting sold on eBay 12-20-10.
The blue and white on oriental vases create such a stimulating visual image.

The Earring

My wife Nan strolling on the beach at Gulf Shores, Alabama on a sunny summer morning. She needed earrings just in case a pelican or crab might see her. This hangs in my study as a reminder that there is a beach somewhere, with an umbrella shading an empty chair calling my name.

Daughter and Son

This is my baby girl (Cammi) with her baby boy (Teddy). I thought she would never marry and then thought she would never have a child. I caught the photo for this sitting in an outside cafe in St. Augustine, Florida one summer afternoon. My inspiration for this sort of painting is from the Spanish painter Royo. I love his colorful loose brushwork. I'm still a little too tight but I'm trying to improve. This is hangin just outside my study - a sweet reminder of God's gift of children and grandchildren.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


This is Sylvie, our cat. Our grandkids named her Sylvester before they knew "he" was a "she". So we changed her name to Sylvie. How do you like her "got milk" mustache?

Beauty in Black

This is Nicole, a lovely young lass who is the wife of a good friend. She loves to dress up and model. This is my attempt at combining a colorful loose background with accurate details in the subject. What do you think? Shall I do more of this type painting?