Kilgogh Art Exhibition & “Humble Beginnings”, a New Digital Painting

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of participating in Kilgogh, an art exhibition & wine tasting event on Friday followed by an all day festival Saturday. The event takes place in my in-laws small town of Kilgore, Texas. This is the second year it has been held and the first year that they have also had the Saturday festival. For the exhibition each artist was asked to submit a new piece of artwork with the theme of “Expressions of Kilgore”, to be interpreted by each however one would like. The submitted artwork would then be judged and auctioned off, the proceeds going towards the town and the restoration of some beautiful historic theaters. If you’re curious about the town here is a bit of background on it and lots of images to place yourself there. Read More


Reunion at the Gates of Heaven – Digital Painting

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Late last night I finished what was then an untitled painting. I’m so pleased with it. It’s not because I think it’s amazing or something crazy like that (I do enjoy looking at my work) but because in it I can see tangible results from the time I’ve put towards painting in the last 6 months or so. I’m improving, sometimes slowly and others fast. I look at this piece and can say, “yes, I’m getting better at this.” and that is satisfying.

I hope you enjoy viewing this as much as I enjoyed painting it. On to thumbnailing my next painting! Read More


The Unmarked Road – Digital Painting

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Excited to announce I’ve finished a new painting, “The Unmarked Road”. Anson came up with the title and has followed it’s development from a thumbnail. I think of them as exiled sisters of some long forgotten order. But I’ll let you imagine up their history. And keep reading, there is a video at the end! (Edit: a print is now available!) Read More


Snow Day!

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We woke up this morning to our surprise with a beautiful blanket of 6 inches of white snow outside. Today is Anson’s day off, his one rare weekend day where he thankfully doesn’t have to go into work. We had already made plans to stay in but needed a few things from the convenience store at the bottom of our hill so this afternoon we bundled up and trekked down. Read More

Indonesia Trip – Day 11

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Friday, January 24th - 12:30PM

Back at our room now waiting for the rain to let up, and enjoying some more time creating art and writing. We got up pretty early this morning to beat the breakfast rush at the hotel’s buffet, and it was worth it to not be bumping elbows with people while trying to choose what to eat. I still can’t get over how delicious the coffee is here. I’d thought PNG coffee was pretty good before, but this is even better. Read More


Indonesia Trip – Day 10

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Thursday, January 23rd

Today was a bit of a R&R day for us. We got up late, had a lazy breakfast, and headed back to the room for a bit of pool time and then spent a creativity-filled afternoon in the room. Naomi used the curtained bed as her “art den”, and I enjoyed the warm humid afternoon out on our patio with the sounds of the fountain in our swimming pool while reading, writing, and thinking. Read More

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