February 9, 2018
Under Pastel Skies is taken from Season 28, Episode 3 of The Joy of Painting. This was an interesting one in that I miscalculated the dimensions of my mountains and had to come up with an alternate solution for the foreground. Happy little accidents, right? It was nice to be able to go off-script, as you might say...
February 3, 2018
Cold Winter Morning is actually not from a Joy of Painting episode, but from another video instructor named Kevin Hill, who teaches a style very similar to Bob Ross. I painted this one twice, actually, and I really like the light and trees in this particular version (you can see the other version on my Patreon page)
January 9, 2018
Cabin in the Woods is taken from Season 4, Episode 7 of The Joy of Painting. This was my last painting of 2017 (even though I didn't get the TARDIS finished until a week later). I think the woods turned out really well, and after several far-off or hidden police boxes, I wanted to spend some time on one and really put in some nice detail.
December 28, 2017
Rolling Hills is taken from Season 13, Episode 1 of The Joy of Painting. As much as Bob paints mighty, majestic mountains, unfortunately we don't have many of those around us. However, when I saw this episode, featuring the old, misty Blue Ridge Mountains, I wanted to paint it immediately.
December 21, 2017
Winter Night is taken from Season 3, Episode 4 of The Joy of Painting. I chose a nice winter night scene which I could touch up with some Christmas trees and lights. Painting on the liquid black canvas was challenging, and it took quite a while before I feel like I finally got the snow drifts flowing correctly.
December 11, 2017
Autumn Fantasy is taken from Season 20, Episode 7 of The Joy of Painting. I painted a non-TARDIS version of this one for my brother's Christmas present, and it turned out so well I had to paint a second one that included the TARDIS! I really love the colors in this one, and I think the mountains and sky turned out really well.
November 27, 2017
Cork Island is one of my first paintings that was not based on a Joy of Painting episodes. This one was actually based on a photo my Dad took in Ireland in 2015, and it seemed like the perfect landscape to work on. Unfortunately, there are no prints available for this one.
November 9, 2017
Autumn Fantasy is taken from Season 5, Episode 6 of The Joy of Painting. This beach scene was a present for one of my brothers, and it's the first of my original paintings to have left my possession. Incidentally, it's also the first Joy of Painting scene that was painted by a guest painter.
October 21, 2017
Mountain Ridge Lake is taken from Season 23, Episode 3 of The Joy of Painting. I think this was the most relaxing painting I've done so far... I love the look of these mountain fields so much, which may be why I included a picnic on the shore of this one!
September 27, 2017
Red Sunset is taken from Season 9, Episode 3 of The Joy of Painting. To be very honest, this one was a bit of a struggle (although I like the finished product). I think I repainted the sky 3 times before I was satisfied with it, but I love the way the cabin and the TARDIS turned out!
September 11, 2017
Western Expanse is taken from Season 6, Episode 11 of The Joy of Painting. This was a fascinating one to attempt as the entire painting was done solely with a palette knife... no brushes at all! It allowed me to really learn the flexibility of the knife as well as giving me a chance to play around with a completely different style and color palette.
August 27, 2017
Snow Birch is taken from Season 26, Episode 7 of The Joy of Painting. This was a tough one for me; it's not my favorite episode, and I wasn't super-impressed with Bob's finished painting. However, I made some modifications of my own, added in some details, and I think it turned out well!
August 9, 2017
Cactus at Sunset is taken from Season 8, Episode 10 of The Joy of Painting. My favorite part of this painting was the sunset... it was a completely different method than Bob's standard wash and cloud method, and it turned out beautifully!
August 2, 2017
Splendor of a Snowy Winter is taken from Season 27, Episode 11 of The Joy of Painting. I spent quite a while fiddling with this one, much longer than usual. This summer was so hot, though, that I thought working on a nice, winter landscape would be just the thing!
July 5, 2017
Serenity is taken from Season 21, Episode 4 of The Joy of Painting. This one took a few days to finish, and it's been one I've been wanting to attempt for a while now. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, and I especially enjoyed painting a purple TARDIS instead of using the standard blue...
June 23, 2017
Bubbling Mountain Brook is based off of Joy of Painting Season 8 Episode 6. This was the painting I started on Father's day this year, although it took a few days to find the time to finish it.
June 12, 2017
Windy Waves is based off of Joy of Painting Season 14 Episode 7. Ocean paintings are always fun, and this one was no different! As much as I enjoyed painting the crashing waves, I really liked the way the palm trees came out on this one!
June 3, 2017
Valley Waterfall is based off of Joy of Painting Season 23 Episode 8. I really like the way this one turned out, and Brittany has already called dibs on the original.
May 25, 2017
Cypress Swamp is based off of Joy of Painting Season 25 Episode 8. This is the first vertical painting that I've attempted, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out!
May 19, 2017
Cabin by the Pond is based off of Joy of Painting Season 15 Episode 7. Every time I look at this one, I tend to like it just a little bit more...
April 13, 2017
Northern Lights is based off of Joy of Painting Season 8 Episode 13. This was my first attempt at using a dark canvas, as well as using transparent colors for the aurora borealis.
March 30, 2017
Meadow Road is based off of Joy of Painting Season 9 Episode 4. This was the first 16x20 I attempted, and at this point, was the largest painting I had every done.
March 24, 2017
Winter Frost is my first snow scene, which is based off of Joy of Painting Season 10 Episode 12. I love the way the colors play together in this one.
March 22, 2017
Surf's Up is one of my most popular paintings and is based off of Joy of Painting Season 9 Episode 2. Bob had his wave crashing against a giant rock, but I thought it worked much better having a TARDIS there instead.
March 16, 2017
Meadow Brook Surprise is based off of Joy of Painting Season 14 Episode 2. This was my most detailed TARDIS at this point, and I was incredibly pleased with how it turned out.
March 11, 2017
Grandeur of Summer is based off of Joy of Painting one hour instructional program never actually aired.
I am what you would consider a 'jack of all trades' when it comes to the creative arts. I am a professional photographer, a web designer, an iPhone developer, a writer, a videographer, a woodcarver, and a painter.
While I have painted mainly with acrylics, Bob Ross and the Joy of Painting were my inspirations for getting into oil painting, and it's been a fascinating journey!
I hope you enjoy my work; It's incredibly relaxing and cathartic to create, and it's nice knowing that people are enjoying them as well...
If you would like to commission a landscape painting, please feel free to email me with your details. Commissions start at $300 and may increase depending on what is required.