Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Me and Dad

This child is considerably older now but the sweetness of this photo still tells a great story of love between father and son. Over the years I've looked at it many times thinking "I should do something with this". Finally I couldn't resist. The boys hair is not as yellow as it appears but my photo skills are not the best.....

Prismacolor pencils on Bristol Vellum
8" X 10"

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Vietnamese Village Lady Smoking

I photographed this lady in North Vietnam several years ago. Over the years I've come back to look at her numerous times. She was crouched on the bare ground enjoying a cigarette while watching a group of American tourists exploring her village. She never interacted with anyone and I often wondered what she was thinking. I would have liked to hear her story and wish she had shared her memories of the war years.

Prismacolor pencil on Bristol Vellum

Monday, September 21, 2015

Wash Day - SOLD

This didn't turn out as well as I had hoped but it was a learning experience and fun none the less. I've always loved this photo. My niece took it a couple of years ago. She washed for a husband and two sons so there are always lots of jeans in the laundry. During summer she hangs them outside to dry.

Prismacolor on Bristol 



I recently decided to try colored pencil. it's quite a different expirience but I am finding it an interesting change,

Prismacolor on Bristol Vellum

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Ken Dermer

It's a good thing I got busy today to clean up some unposted paintings. I just found another one from a trip to France in Dec 2014! Ken was our guide extraordinaire for a lovely cruise down the Seine to visit village Christmas markets. He was terrific.

Acrylic on Arches 300# cold press paper
9" X 12"

En la Playa - SOLD

This little piece was a request by a friend...his favorite photo of his lovely wife. I liked the photo too as it had some nice strong contrast and just seemed so natural.

Acrylic on canvas 16" X 24"

Bull Elephant

I've been terribly lazy of late what with the lovely weather and all. This was painted months ago though I never bothered to post it.

Acrylic on canvas 16" X 24"