Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Stackpole Pine

When Starbuck and I go to the stackpole pine to discuss life's problems, we never expect to be overheard.  However this long eared rabbit will probably spread rumors about this conversation.  He looked as if he might be trouble.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017


Maw, Katie Bell and Betty.  Where in the world is Paul?
16x20 inch oil on canvas.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Just an Old 2x4

As I walked into the barn a couple of days ago, just as I have many times for the last twenty five years, something captured my attention.  I looked up into the rafters near the loft where I have stored several 2x4 pine studs for the last few years.  There was one there that seemed to want to be a Headland High School ram.  Well the danger of being an almost hermit is that I just had to comply and make it come true for the old stud.  I took the board and hand carved the 2x4 to make the walking stick/staff.  The ram and letters are 23 karat gold leaf and the rest is polished with brown shoe polish.  That seems to leave a soft finish on the pine.  There are more of the boards, that can accommodate many more school mascots

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Who's with Maxine

I named the one on the right Maxine, but the one on the left is hard, there's so many that will fit.

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Walking stick (staff) that I just carved out of a cedar limb from my front yard.  It is light enough that I can use it for a while and not tire, but strong enough to knock moccasins out of the way.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Down by the Riverside

oil on canvas
I have seen the time I was ready for this.  That old bag gets pretty heavy oftentimes.