A journal of thoughts about the subject matter and the techniques that influence my paintings.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Its 11:55.....just finished my second painting of the weekend. Getting ready for a gallery show in Cincinnati. My brother-in -law opened a gallery in Over the Rhine- it's one of the up and coming areas of Cincy.( It's called RBds Gallery. He's done a great job with this space- he is a former architect and painter now painter and gallery owner. I have an exhibit in Lancaster in conjunction with the Lancaster Festival- up until Saturday. We sold many of these works at the art walk and others at the Lilyfest in Rockbridge. Makes one have to work to get ready for the next event. The above painting found a home a Buckeye Lake. Have a great week.
A life long resident of Lancaster, Ohio, my vocation and my avocation has always been art. I am a recently retired art instructor(40 years) in the Groveport Madison School District. I have been a a watercolorist for 30 years. My undergraduate work is from The Ohio State University, my masters degree is from The University of Dayton. I have participated in additional training at the Columbus College of Art and Design, Capital University and various watercolor workshops.
My wife, Mary Anne, is my framer and business organizer. She keeps us going. We have two wonderful children- a son who is a practicing attorney and a daughter who is a graphic designer. My children have spouses who add to our lives. A daughter-in-law who, with my daughter, founded "Milkmoon Kids". A son-in-law, a high school science teacher, shares many of a lifetime's work with me. I am blessed with three wonderful grandchildren- a testament to all of our children. I am a lucky man.