Thursday, December 22, 2011

"Pittman's Retreat"

This commissioned painting was just completed two days ago.  The client send me a photo of their cabin in Durango, Colorado and I used the photo to created the painting.  The backdrop and the aspens in the painting is magnificient!  Loved those colors!  Happy to say the client was awe and is giving it to his wife for Christmas.  Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Art Exhibition

Everyone is invited to see the latest of the "Spiritual Series Paintings" by Micheal Hammons.  The painting above "Twelve Disciples" is one of the seven that is on display at The Daily Grind Coffee Shop - 16238 Ranch Road 620 - Round Rock (Brushy Creek area) during the month of August.  All of the art works is for sale. Come on in and enjoy!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Just completed another painting for an upcoming exhibition. "Sanctuary" acrylic on canvas is measured 24" X 30" I find that when there is a church building especially in the mountains or the hills - there is something peaceful about it. To see more of Micheal's Spiritual Paintings go to

Thursday, July 7, 2011

"River of Life Two"

I have just completed this painting "River of Life Two" It is similar to the first one I've sold years ago and decided to do another one with a river and cottonwoods which is common in New Mexico.  This painting is done in acrylic and is measured 16" X 20" and will be on display at an upcoming exhibition in August.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"Franklin Mountains 2"

Second Painting of "Franklin Mountains" using more looser style than my first one.  I also put in more bolder colors within this painting and after finishing it I am happy to say I like this one better than the first one.  This painting is measured 30" X 30" and will be for sale in the gallery soon.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Just completed a drawing of a pug with one of my student.  I stressed to my students the importance of drawing and how they are the foundation to a good painting.  I named this portrait "Sean" after my  great son-in-law!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"No Man Knows"

Just completed a 11.5" X 48" painting of "No Man Knows".  This is of my first long canvas for a Spiritual Series Paintings.  When this was done - it was just in time from all the rumors about the world coming to an end May 21st.  Being a Christian myself I knew that wasn't going to happen as in the bible - Mark 13: 32-33.  No man knows, not even Jesus or the angels knows.  So this is where the name of the painting came from.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers especially to my mom, my mother-in-law, my Aunt Margaret who is now in Heaven celebrating and to my lovely wife who is the best!!!  Just completed this painting 9" X 12" oil on panel.  I wanted this piece to be featured on this special day because it is so peaceful and full of life.  Thank you moms! 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

"Twelve Disciples"

This is the second painting I entered in the competition - my favorite of the two.  It is measured 24" X 36" oil on canvas. The twelve poplar trees in this piece represent the twelve disciples in the Bible whose role is to carry a message of hope to people around the world.  The foliage of diverse sizes and levels in the painting represents people of all faiths; the different races and opinions; the diversity that makes the world interesting and unique. The main structure represents the church or the sanctuary where everyone is invited to gather and learn from each other; a place that offers rest for the weary, help for the lost, food for the hungry, help for all. The blue door on the building represents calm and relaxation. The moon, which is larger than normal, provides a bright light to show the way. The artist uses many colors in this painting, but is careful to make sure that they all relate to each other and co-exist well in the painting together.  

Friday, April 29, 2011

"I Am Who I Am"

Just completed this painting "I Am Who I Am" measured 24" X 36" oil on canvas.  This is one of my two Spriritual Series Paintings that I entered last Wednesday night for a competition in San Francisco, California.  Should know by the end of May if I got accepted.  In this painting there is a lot of movement within this painting. The use of diagonal lines in the plowed field, the contour of the green field in the foreground and the road leading to the structures represent the busy lives we all lead and the endless activities each of us face each day – always doing something till we feel exhausted. The buildings represent a sanctuary – a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, a place that offers solitude, peace and rest.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Just completed a painting of  "Kricket" that a husband commissioned me to do to give to his wife today for their anniversary.  It is measured 16" X 20" and it is done in acrylics.  He specified that I used colors thru out the paintings - he saw it and love it!!!! Thank You Bob!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


This is a demonstration I did of a pet portrait with one of my student.  Doing pet portraits is my favorite - much easier to do than people.  I love using colors in pet portraits based on their personality.  I am booked up right now until August before I can do another pet portrait so if you are looking for one to give at Christmas - please reserve your space soon!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pet Portraits

It is time to reserved your spot for pet portraits by Micheal Hammons.  There is a waiting period of 16 weeks before he can start on your beloved pet in time for Christmas. If interested - please let him know and you will get the details.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

"We Shall Meet"

I just completed this 11" X 14" painting called "We Shall Meet" for the upcoming show next weekend. This is one of my Spiritual Series Paintings. Love the brilliant moon and the hills - very mystical and peaceful.

Friday, April 1, 2011

"In My Father's House"

One of my favorite!!  Limited Edition Print of "In My Father's House is now available.  It is measured 30" X 30" and is gallery wrap canvas so you don't have to frame it.  Special price is $400.00 plus tax.  Mother's Day is coming up soon.  Add this vibrant brilliant painting among your collections in your home.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Rio Motel

This painting is measured 6" X 6" acrylic on panel was one of the series that I was going to entered in a competition.  I never had done  a small painting and find it more challenging to paint than doing a bigger one. I had place it on the Facebook and go a lot of compliments on it. Also I am now represented by The Artist Alley Gallery - Galiara in San Franciso, California.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Arizona High Desert

This is a demo that I did with one of my student.  This painting is measured 11" X 14" acrylic on canvas panel.  I was teaching my student to think outside of the box when it comes to colors and you know me - I loved using colors bright and bold in landscape!  I am please with it and am happy to say it has a new home where the owner love it!

Monday, February 21, 2011

"Yellow Roses"

This painting is another example of using the Russian Impressionist techniques.  I love the way it is loose and yet it is controlled in some areas.  There is much more to learn and hopefully I will get there someday.  The painting of "Yellow Roses" measured 18" X 24" and is oil on canvas.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

"Are You Talking to Me?"

This was a  demo that I did with one of my students challenging her to be more creative with using colors not in normal ways that we see.   It was so much fun to paint this way and had so much compliments on it.  It is measured 16" X 20" and is available for sale.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Eggs n' Vegetables

This painting 24" X 30" oil on canvas is a study of learning how to use Sergie Bongart methods. I have learn how to lay down application of paints, compositions, values, etc. I found that the more I studied the Russian Impressionist style the more I appreciate it.  Cannot wait to do more!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Still Life with Micheal Hammons"

"Still Life Painting" with Micheal Hammons
February 20, 2011
1:00 p.m. til 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $65.00
We will be studying:
Set up Still Life
Developed abstract shapes
Taking abstract shapes into more realistic shapes
Use of Color Temperature
Application of laying down paint
For more information on the one day workshop with Micheal go to or email

Monday, January 10, 2011

"Yellow Roses"

This is a small painting 8" X 10" of the Yellow Roses that I set up in the studio for my students.  I liked the transparent of the glass vase and may have to modify the colors in the table cloth. I am going to use this study for a larger painting soon.  Will post that sometime.