Rest in peace - Episode 19 of my art journey
A beautiful morning at Frankfort Cemetery in Kentucky today changed a simple landscape into a painting of emotion just 10 minutes after I started. Painting outdoors is for practice and intended as a sketch. This only took about 45 minutes, but it's such great experience in more ways than one.
Ep 18: My first commission
Another first in my second year as a professional artist is the portrait of Callie and Dzl. Friend Maria commissioned me to paint in oil as a gift for the owner of these Blue Weimaraners. The pressure of my first commission was rewarded when the unveiling led to such great emotions. I guess I'm now in the pet portrait business. Hint. Hint. (Click here to see my other videos).
After writing two books and more than 3 million words as a reporter, I’m seeking another way to share stories. My painting of Martin Luther King Jr. is an example, completed days after Linda and I stood at the hotel window where King was assassinated 50 years earlier. (Available: 16x20 oil on gallery-wrap canvas and museum-quality giclee canvas print.)
“As a reporter, I sought to change the world. As an artist, this beautiful world is changing me.” — Roger Snell
My first book was about ace pitcher Charlie Root and the 1929 Chicago Cubs. It all started five doors down from my childhood home when I found my own personal Moonlight Graham.
"Love, Grandpa" is a memoir and a Christian non-fiction account of what happened when I reached death's door in April 2017.
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