Monday, September 4, 2017

Steps



"Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

This painting is 10" x 10" oil on linen panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Fruit Tart

I don't know who decided on the nickname of "The Sunshine State" for Florida, but they seem to have missed the fact that it rains almost every single day. As such, I don't have a proper photo of the painting below yet. But, as Dolly Parton put it, "If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."





The fruit tart featured didn't last long once I finished.

This painting is 10" x 10" oil on linen panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jarrod Draws




I don't discuss my non-art career, but I'll make an exception here. I have the privilege of managing an outstanding team of technology professionals in the marketing department of... a large grocery store in Florida. During a meeting, I thought it'd be fun to introduce something called "Jarrod Draws" as a way to pass the time between breaks as well as do something creative for myself. It was designed to encourage people to follow along discover something surprising at the end.








Sunday, January 8, 2017

Staring out of Windows










These aren't painting related, but I've developed this fascination with capturing takeoff and landing videos, especially at night. They're... boring, I'll admit, but humor me. It's not like I can whip out an easel and start painting. There's something to watching the world go from close to far in a matter of minutes, to watching lights twinkle like stars when the trees are bare, and to watching the march of cars as they go on their way to wherever it is that they're going.



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Monday, January 2, 2017

Lush

“Painting is damned difficult - you always think you've got it, but you haven't.” - Paul Cézanne

This painting is 10" x 10" oil on linen panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Pool At Day



This painting is 8" x 8" oil on linen panel, hardboard. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Pool At Night




This painting is 8" x 8" oil on linen panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Guardhouse

"Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dealer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

This drawing is 6" x 6" scratchboard. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Liftoff

“You cannot always wait for the perfect time, sometimes you must dare to jump.” - Anonymous

I love you guys. I do. But it's time for me to go. And while my online addresses won't change, my home address will. To Florida.

“So you live in Delaware, are you ready for all this heat” was the most common question people asked when I interviewed with my new company. “Oh, it’s not that different” I said. For instance, it was 90 degrees and humid while back home in Delaware it was... 90 degrees and humid.

But from the moment I was first asked a list started forming in my head of all of the similarities between the two states and it’s a longer list than expected. For instance, all of these describe both Delaware and Florida:

  1. US Route 301 begins, or ends depending on your point of view, in both states.
  2. I-95 runs through both states.
  3. I can buy my coffee and gas at Wawa.
  4. I can buy a Bobbie or a Capastrami at Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop.
  5. It has a prominent cable-stayed bridge with yellow-painted cables.
  6. They're both on a peninsula.
  7. Their highest point is less than 490 feet above sea level and is near the north-end of both states.
  8. They're lowest point is the Atlantic Ocean.
  9. The Atlantic Ocean borders part of the state.
  10. Both are considered to be the flattest state in the US, but this depends on your definition of flat.
  11. The beach resorts are a main summer-time attraction.
  12. Both my wife and I have lived in both states at the same time.
  13. Neither state has produced a US President.
  14. Both are popular with retirees due to their favorable tax climate.
  15. Humidity is absurdly high during the summer. That’s a self-made observation, but I stand by it.
  16. According to the Smithsonian magazine, both state's beaches are among the cleanest in the country.
  17. You might find a manatee in them.

I'm sure that there are more. There will be a noticeable decrease in the amount of new art in the coming months (there already has been,) but with new landscapes and experiences ahead this is a positive change for me personally and for my art. I’m sure that there will be speed bumps, but the road ahead appears to be well paved and I hope to see many of you on it.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Water Tower

“Water is the driving force of all nature.” - Leonardo da Vinci


This drawing is 6" x 6" on scratchboard. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this piece.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

One last pre-show post...


If for nothing else, come to the show so that you can see this smiling face and share a laugh. Oh, and my artwork... that will be there too.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Summertime Has Offically Arrived

It's showtime folks! Under the pines and away from the beach crowds, this juried show not only features many of Delaware's most well known artists, but embraces you with 3.5 acres of ample natural beauty. 


Tent Location: Booth #86 - This is another new spot for me and it's next to the formal gardens featured in the painting above.



1st Weekend: Saturday & Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2015 (rain or shine)
2nd Weekend:
Saturday & Sunday, August 15 & 16, 2015 (rain or shine)

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays, 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $5 - Tickets may be purchased at the Art League or online here.

Parking: Free Jolly Roger shuttle service is available from both the KMART shopping center on Route 1 (see map) and the Rehoboth Beach Elementry School at 500 Stockley Avenue (see map).
Parking in Henlopen Acres is very limited. Please adhere to parking restrictions including parking along the street. All vehicles must park on the grass with tires off the pavement. You will get a ticket if you ignore this rule.
Refreshments: Nage’s Café will be serving lunch in the Chambers Building, lite fare and coffees from The Pointe can be found across from the Corkran Galley, there will be lemonade outside the Children’s Studio and, in the afternoon, and join Dogfish Head Brewery in the Homestead Garden (NEXT TO ME!) for beer.

Official Website: rehobothartleague.org

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Loose

“If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.” - Raymond Inmon

This painting is 7" x 5" oil on canvas panel, linen panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Tiny Frames

This is really more of a progress shot than a completed piece, but I've never framed a print within an iPhone so I'm taking my time. This piece, along with Tagged Freight and Contrasts will be displayed at the Rehoboth Art League's "Drawing" exhibition.

And yes, that was a real working phone at one point.


Exhibition Dates: July 24th through August 23rd
Address: 12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Building: The Homestead
Website: rehobothartleague.org

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Adult Supervision


I'm currently on week two of frame-making duty, though it appears that I need supervision to do it correctly. Luckily for you, they're coming our great. That also means that I have a show coming up. Once I have the details, I'll post them.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Scratched Bike

“Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.” - Charles M. Schulz

This scratchboard illustration is 6" x 6". Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Man Made

“Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities.”  - Marcus Terentius Varro

This painting is 7" x 5" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Harbor View

 “If you are going to do something, do it now. Tomorrow is too late.” - Pete Goss

This painting is 7" x 5" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Tagged Freight

“A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.” ― Banksy

This scratchboard illustration is 6" x 6". Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this piece.