I miss my Daddy…

The FightI know it’s a pretty savage painting, let me give  you some background on it… I was sixteen or seventeen when I painted it.  My Dad worked for the Forest Service and some of his fire crew wanted this painted from a little cartoon they  had found.  This was back in the late seventies.  From what I remember they were supposed to pay me…I think my Dad was the one that actually did.  Back then the Forest Service actually cut down trees and took care of the forest…I guess that’s for another blog….anyways paul bunyan was the example of the big Mill companies.  They don’t fight anymore, the mills are all shut down and the forests pretty much just burn now.  It was a fun painting to paint!!!  I remember I put it in the local fair, they took it down…I remember how upset my Dad was!!!  He put it back up.  My Dad was my hero.  He really encouraged me to paint. He went to live with Jesus almost four years ago.  Man, I sure miss him.


Practice Tree Painting

This Is my first try at oils in my new adventure. It’s 8×10. It was a lesson in light and trees. I enjoyed painting it!!! I really love oils because you can change things so easily. It reminds me of an old painting that hung in my Grandparents house, the colors and the feel of it. So, it makes me feel good when I look at it!!!


Another Happy Cat

This is another cat painting. He actually started out as a dog but I just wasn’t feeling the dog… That is what is so cool about painting.. You can just paint over what you don’t like…if only life was so simple!!! He is “Mr. Groovy”.


Trying different styles

I decided when I started painting again that I wanted to try different styles, that I wanted to be free with paintings…I wanted to have fun. So I painting “cozy cat”, he’s a happy cat. I even added a little bling to my painting. Hope it makes you smile. God Bless!!

What was the one experience that completely changed your life? What happened? How did it change your life?