dallas_final_aOccasionally, I’ll draw a picture and I’m not really happy with it. I drew such a drawing a couple of years ago of a young lady named Dallas. Hopefully, I’ve made up for that effort – not that I didn’t put effort into it, I just didn’t like the result. The difficulty with this picture was in the source photo she is wearing glasses. She looks great in them but they presented some problems for me that I didn’t want to deal with. So I kind of “drew around” the glasses, drawing what I thought would be behind them.

Hope you like it, Dallas!



Keely at 16

20140809aHere is Keely at 16. If you look back on this blog you will see Keely at 10. She was the very first entry in this blog. She’s grown up a bit since then. This drawing was an experiment of sorts. I used a new technique I’d heard about to make colored pencils more “painterly” and I think I accomplished that. Still, I was hoping to get a nice portrait and I hope I have done that as well.


C-47 Over Normandy on D-Day


Here is the completed picture of two C-47s over Normandy on D-Day. I tried to capture the stormy night and the flak fire aimed at them. It had to have been a scary night. Not everything went by the plan that not but it was still the successful beginning of the defeat of Hitler in Europe. We should always be grateful to the brave men of that night – included our own Ray Pegram from Spindale and my church, Spencer Baptist. Thank you, Ray… and thank you brave men.


Dueling Banjos – the Final

JenkinsBanjosThis is the final of the Dueling Banjos. Actually, they should be called The Jenkins Banjos. I apologize for taking so long and not posting. My back problems just took it’s toll on my efforts. It took 66.5 hours but almost six months to finish this drawing. Hope you like it.




I suppose you’ve noticed that I’ve not posted in a while. I am currently experienceing back pain which prevents me from being able to sit and draw with comfort. I am working on the problem and will be back as soon as possible. I do miss it, so hopefully it will┬ábe soon.


Dueling Banjos #3

banjo3_1banjo3_2banjo3_3The completion of the first banjo – a Gibson Mastertone RB-6 played by Hoke Jenkins and owned by Phillip Jenkins of Rutherfordton, NC. Next will be the RB-4 played by Snuffy Jenkins of Rutherford County, NC