Old 1529

This retired steam locomotive is parked in Frisco Park near the city hall in Amory, Mississippi.  This engine’s greatest claim to fame came when it pulled a train of 14 cars through Amory, one of which held as passengers President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor, who were en route to Tupelo for a […]

Heading Home

My ancestral home place is located on U S Route 40 in east central Illinois.  Both U S Routes 66 and 40 traverse the state.  Even though Route 66 has more folk lore, Route 40 actually has more history.  It’s known as the Old National Road, America’s first paved highway running from Maryland to Vandalia, […]

Evening at Choctawhatchee Bay

For a few years, my in-laws owned a vacation property on Florida’s Emerald Coast.  We traveled down there two to three times a year to enjoy the “good life” of a professionally manicured gated community of houses you see in magazines.  I painted a number of scenes around there, including this view looking westward across […]


This is a scanned photo from 25+ years ago from the scrapbook.  The image was created from a business card sized coupon that was provided to me.  My two most challenging objects to paint back in those days were the McDonald’s twin arches and the old crown logo for Best Western properties.  Both had curves […]

Moon’s Grocery

This is another classic little roadside “one-stop” that had to be torn down before it fell in.  The front of the building housed the store while the back was a tractor repair shop where only the proprietor knew where to find any parts (strictly used) in all the piles of rusty stuff.  This painting was […]