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Friday, March 29, 2013

Madonna after Del Sarto


Collection of the Artist

My reproduction in oil, detail of  Andrea Del Sarto's "Madonna of the Harpies"

Friday, October 26, 2012

"Jill and Sadie"


Private Collection

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"La France Croisee" after Brooks


Private Collection

My reproduction of the famous painting by Romaine Brooks.

Monday, January 16, 2012

"Mom and Huck"


Private Collection

Framed and photographed by the collector, this painting is resting upon the blanket depicted.  Commissioned as a  gift to the mother in the painting, I hope it will be considered special by this family and their friend.  The jolly little man is getting a smooch while he holds a lock of his mother's red hair.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tri-colored Heron


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Painted with gracious permission from one of my favorite bloggers; an avid bird enthusiast and excellent nature photographer, Dawn Fine.  Taken in Green Cay Wetlands, Palm Beach County, Florida, the original photo can be found here.   There is a lot going on here for such a small (6 x 6 inch) painting.  I tried for a somewhat impressionistic feel.

Monday, November 14, 2011

"Portrait of Ms. English"


Private Collection

My latest portrait is of the beautiful and talented owner of the popular Etsy shop Captain Cat Collective.  I was fortunate to have the chance to paint for Ms. English who has a keen eye for sophistication and elegance.




Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Eat Mor Chikin"


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I came up with this name all by myself.  You see the pig is encouraging people to eat chicken instead of him, but he can't spell so well. heh heh.  It's a cast iron piggy bank on a sack which contained a ham.   The sack says, "Peanut City Country Ham" and the yellow thing he's standing on is a peanut logo.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Still Life with Vegetables



A painting with my newly-constructed shadow box.  These veggies sacrificed themselves for this painting.  Moment of silence, please.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

"Animal Shelter"


Collection of the Artist

Participated in the latest Daily Paintworks Challenge.

Monday, August 15, 2011

"Little Red Rooster"




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I am a little red rooster 
Too lazy to crow for day 

I am a little red rooster 

Too lazy to crow for day

Keep everything in the barn yard upset in every way

The dogs begin to bark and hounds begin to howl 
Dogs begin to bark and hounds begin to howl 

Watch out strange cat people 

Little red rooster's on the prowl


If you see my little red rooster 
Please drive him home 

If you see my little red rooster 

Please drive him home 

Ain't had no peace in the barn yard 

Since my little red rooster's been gone 


This is a small 6.25" x 6.25" canvas I stretched and primed myself.  It has nice one-inch wide painted black sides.  It's great making a painting completely from scratch from start to finish.  This picture doesn't quite show the rich colors of the feathers which are really the focal point of this painting.