The artist at work. Personalizing a leatherbound journal.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Naturalist study of an Eastern Blue Bird

This painting is one of my latest. 
It is a naturalist study of an Eastern blue Bird.
Size is approx. 9" x 12"
Ink, watercolor & graphite on a
book cover antiqued to look old.
If you are interested in me doing a naturalist painting for you,
just contact me by email:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Naturalist study of a Lunar Moth

Naturalist study of a
Lunar Moth
Ink, Watercolor & graphite
on the inside of an antiqued book cover.
Contact artist by email
for pricing:

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Capt. Stede Bonnet's journal account of his sighting a mermaid

Stede Bonnet was a wealthy plantation owner in Barbados. 
Apparently got tired of that, he bought himself a ship
 and became a pirate. 
Albeit for a short time, He and his ship were captured by Blackbeard. 
A few moths later Bonnet was taken prisoner and hung in
Charlestown, in the Carolinas.
This painting depicts his sailing out of Bridgetown in Barbados, going around the island into the Atlantic where he spotted a mermaid near Bathsheba, on the eastern side of the island.
Ink Watercolor & graphite on the
inside of a book cover antiqued to look old.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Two New Naturalist Paintings

 Great blue Heron
Ink, watercolor & graphite on the inside of an antiqued book cover

Ink, watercolor & graphite on the inside of an antiqued book cover
contact artist  at his email address:
 for pricing.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Naturalist drawing of a Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher
This naturalist drawing was made for
Leslie Martin Conwell
who commissioned it as
 a Christmas gift for her husband Rick.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mermaid Merit Fraktur

Watercolor and Ink on the inside of an antiqued book cover

Blue Floral Fraktur

This ink and watercolor fraktur is done in the style
 that the Pennsylvania Germans were known for in the early 1800s.
 The painting has been done on the inside of a book cover antiqued to look old.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Workshops at Conner Pairie

I just finished teaching a weekend workshop on 
Southern Backcountry design.
We looked at the Design elements utilized in that area by craftsmen. 
We looked specifically at the fraktur artists in 
Virginia and the Carolinas.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Whale. The Largest of Fish.

This whale painting is done on antique ledger paper.
Ink and watercolor on antique ledger paper.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Naturalist Drawing of a Painted Lady Butterfly

Cropped image of my new painting "Painted Lady".
 This butterfly is native to Indiana. 
Watercolor and india ink 
on the inside of an antiqued book cover.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

18th C. Naturalist Drawing of a Butterfly

Here is one of my latest. 
An ink and watercolor painting
done in the style of an 18th century naturalist.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Three Horsemen Fraktur

Here is a fraktur painting of three horsemen
traveling thru the wilderness. 
Painted on an old book cover. 
Ink and Watercolour.

Monday, April 1, 2013

No King But Jesus Fraktur

The Empty Tomb
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone has been removed from the entrance. So she cam running to Simon Peter and he other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!"

So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first, He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter came along behind them and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus' head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally, the other disciple who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus has to rise from the dead.) John 20: 1-9

Monday, February 25, 2013

LIBERTY Eagle fraktur painting

This LIBERTY Eagle has been painted on an old ledger page, 
showing transactions from a time long past. 
Ink & watercolor. 8"x10".

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Liberty Fraktur Painting

Fraktur painting done in Ink and Watercolor
on the inside of an old book cover.