Painting the Midnight Oil

Painting the Midnight Oil

I started this podcast to document my goal of becoming a full-time artist. I share my personal triumphs, failures, wisdom gained from both types of experiences, and an honest commentary while I pursue my dream and hopefully inspire you to pursue yours.


January 21, 2024 45 mins

In this final episode, I reflect on my year of podcasting and two years of painting. I share some of my achievements, reasons for stopping, circumstances that would encourage me to continue, and why I will continue to paint. Lastly, I share some of my most recent revelations that have given me peace and will guide my future. Thanks for listening. It's been a great experience. 

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In this episode, I discuss my resolutions, next two collections, current piece, recent milestones, and what I plan on discussing for my final podcast episode next week. 

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January 8, 2024 42 mins

In this episode, I share the inspiration, purpose, and execution of my latest piece, "Oriole Nest at Camden Yards." 

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January 2, 2024 37 mins

In this episode, I share two huge surprises that were found in an email inbox and inside a cardboard box. 

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December 28, 2023 32 mins

In this episode, I share the decisions on my applications to two of the most exclusive art residency programs in the world. 

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December 21, 2023 31 mins

In this episode, my two children ask me questions about Beach Trippin' to Ocean City and Regal of Rock. 

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December 15, 2023 43 mins

In this episode, I reveal my timetable for the rest of the podcast, debrief "Regal of Rock," my memories of Rockville, Maryland, and why this piece is so significant. 

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December 9, 2023 46 mins

In this episode, I share stories from my last two road trips to North Carolina and how my experiences influence my art and guide my future. 

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December 3, 2023 37 mins

In this episode, I talk about traveling to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, visiting the Andy Warhol Museum, and revealing what it taught me. 

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November 28, 2023 44 mins

I start this episode by sharing another health update to spread awareness about a common disease that is easily preventable with a proactive and preventative approach. In the rest of the episode, I discuss one of my favorite shows, Alone, and how it parallels my goals and this podcast. 

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November 24, 2023 33 mins

In the first episode of season three, I outline some future episode topics and explain how I achieved the ultimate goal as an artist. 

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October 19, 2023 26 mins

In this episode, I close out season two by reflecting on the two biggest problems that I have faced over the past two years, and my latest pursuit to solve these problems. 

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October 13, 2023 44 mins

In this episode, I share a major missed opportunity and some of the most powerful realizations that have influenced my life and art career. 

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October 6, 2023 38 mins

In this episode, I discuss the inspiration behind my latest piece in the Trippin' Down Memory Lane collection. 

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September 29, 2023 40 mins

In this episode, I share my experience throwing out the first pitch at the Frederick Keys game and the similarities between playing baseball and painting. 

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September 22, 2023 36 mins

In this episode, I discuss my future career plans and a job opportunity I passed up to continue pursuing my dream.

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September 16, 2023 41 mins

In this episode, I break down the motivation, approach, and thought process behind Beach Trippin' to Ocean City. 

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September 8, 2023 35 mins

In this episode, I discuss the inspiration for my latest painting and the values that it displays. 

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September 2, 2023 28 mins

In this episode, I explain my inspiration for my current collection and how it evolved over time. 

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August 26, 2023 43 mins

In this episode, I talk about my five trips to Baltimore in one week, including my participation in my third juried art show, and how the experience revealed how I have grown as an artist. 

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