Friday, July 3, 2020

Sunrset Coffee On The Farm

A beautiful ending to a summer day watching the earth slow down while you sip it all in including the last bit of coffee from your thermos. There is nothing in the world as magical as watching a sunset on the farm. Colors and sounds seem to swallow you up in their beauty. This 34"x34" acrylic painting is part of the "Farm Series" of images and is now for sale.

Gravel Road Contemplation

This new piece includes a young man deep in thought  an iconic 1964 Chevy Impala. If you grew up in a small town hitting the gravels is a term you know well. In this painting I was trying to capture a summer day and a young man contemplating outside of his car. Notice the trunk is ajar and the road ahead of him is straight and clear with blue skies overhead. I leave it up to the viewer to add up the clues on what is being represented here in this image. I love 64 Chevy Impalas.

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.