Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Springtime Getaway

Summer is on its way and this piece is all bout a good book and getting away. I think everyone can get lost in a good book under a tree with just the right amount of sun and shade with a comfortable carpet of summer grass to cushion the ground. How good is that. This 50"x28" acrylic painting will be part of the farm series.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Plains Drifter

A new piece of art that started out as part of a series that I have done over the years on American Indians living in the upper Midwest in the late 1860's. Nice change of pace for me but it still combines a lot of similar visuals as my farm series of work. Much smaller work also, this original acrylic measures roughly 7x8".

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Jimi Hendrix Painting

This painting featuring Jimi Hendrix and two of his quotes is one of the larger acrylic paintings I have ever created. It stands over 6' tall by 36" wide. This is part of the new series I am creating of Rock and Roll legends. The first was John Lennon previously posted here. For me the line "Excuse Me While I Kiss The Sky" fits the transcendental nature of Jimi's music and if you look at this painting you almost know the note and the song that this visual I created captures. I look forward to creating more of this series when time allows.

Family Crest

This is the first family crest request I have ever put together for a client. The family had gone and done the research with records they discovered dated back to the 1400's on what elements were included on their family crest. Also supplied to me were the specifics needed for me to recreate an accurate reproduction. These specifics include the three gold buttons on arms with sleeves of blue sitting atop the crest. Also the shield itself must feature a field of blue with stag antlers displayed on top in gold. All these elements combined created this unique image. This was a fun project to work on.

Monday, November 25, 2019

John Lennon Painting

This painting of John Lennon was donated and auctioned off this past weekend. All proceeds went to Totino Grace Lassallian education fund, a great cause. The original acrylic measured 50" tall and 24" wide and was based on a 1974 photo by Bob Gruen. This may be a part of an upcoming series of images that I hope to start later on this year. I Love John Lennon's music and the accompanying Lennon quote that I felt the finished piece.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Sporty's

This piece was recently finished for a legendary dive bar located near the University of Minnesota. Though it recently closed this was created to memorialize and sum up the diversity of patrons and odd things that happened at this bar and on this corner. From the menu to the t-shirts that featured the line "Some people don't like dive bars those people suck anyway" Sporty's bar was a landmark and will be missed. For me it was another bar restaurant acrylic painting that was truly fun to create. The final art measured roughly 55" x 40".

Friday, June 21, 2019

Summer fun begins in downtown Robbinsdale. What is more fun than a sunny days search for a great cookie. This acrylic painting is part of a new series of art featuring small downtown, people, events and places.