Saturday Morning

I painted at the Mansion Friday night.  I like to grab a cocktail at the end of the evening while I'm waiting on guests to do the send-off.  Love that little bar at the Mansion.  Met 2 nice guys from Portland who were there for the people watching, it did not disappoint.  When we got on the subject of Faith, one of them proceeded to show me his tattoos - there was the crucifixion, Christ's birth, the empty tomb, I believe Lazerus was in there too, all in a stained glass style, amazing!  So fun to meet brothers and sisters from all over! @rosewoodmansionturtlecreek

Got up early the next morning to watch Tres row in a scrimmage at White Rock Lake.  Coach Eli sent this beautiful pic to us parents.  After an extremely difficult year of multiple coach changes, this varsity crew is clawing its way back.  This morning's results finally show all the tenacity, perseverance and hard work of those who did not quit and have stayed the course; they have turned a corner.  These Jesuit boys are learning what character and brotherhood truly mean. #menforothers #RowRangers #boysintheboat

After the scrimmage, drove to Georgetown to paint for the elegant and gracious people of Wichita Falls at Audrey Barnard's beautiful reception.  Thank you miss Lolly, always so good to see you! @wishwellhouse


Sunday Morning Comin' Down


#highwayman #highwaymen

... And when I reach the other sideI'll find a place to rest my spirit if I canPerhaps I may become a highwayman againOr I may simply be a single drop of rainBut I will remainAnd I'll be back again and again and again ...



"Uncle Clyde" 12x12 o/c, n/a

I painted this as a gift for Uncle Clyde on his 80th birthday.  I took a photo of him resting his eyes at his cabin in St Elmo, CO, after a long day of entertaining the Coopers!  I have been studying with Melinda Morrisson and this is my first finished portrait under her instruction.  It's still a little tighter than I would like but I'm happy with it.


Tyler and Makenzie Kleinert.  Commissioned by the mother of the groom, Ashlee Kleinert.  
Union Station was beautifully transformed and not a detail was missed, thanks to the amazing Kimberly Rhodes of Hitched Events!
18x24 oil/canvas


Elisa Summers Birthday Party - 2015
Live Event Painting 24x24 o/c  (detail)
What a fabulous party for Elisa at her Highland Park home! 
Event designed by the amazing Sara Fay Egan of Jackson Durham.

Allie Lewis Live Event Painting
18x24 o/c 
This is the beautiful and historic Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas, 2016