Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Leo T. Kilfoy

This piece was done for St. Ambrose University coaching legend Leo T. Kilfoy.

The combination of the University logo and images from the past involving coach Kilfoy coaching players was a lot to put into one image butI think it worked out well. I was able to make the combination of colors used in this piece work to pop the retro looking images in front of the university logo.

I still may make a few alterations to the art but it is pretty well to go as you see it here. I debated whether to use Latin or English for the text in the logo. For nowLatin won out.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Victory Memorial Drive Minneapolis Flag Painting

This is the top half of the Victory Memorial Drive Monument in Minneapolis that I mentioned in the earlier post. The flag pole with its large gold eagle on the top is stunning when you look at it from the base of the monument.

As you know if you follow my blog I love painting flags but this one I wanted to show a somber reflective mood rather than a billowing flag, just a slight breeze to show respect for the 568 servicemen and women whose names are etched in bronze on the memorial.

The 11's at the top of this print reflect when World War 1 officially ended. The war to end all wars ended on the eleventh month, the eleventh day at 11:oo the year 1918.

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Victory Memorial Drive Minneapolis Prints

This past weekend Victory Memorial Drive was rededicated to showcase the beautiful improvements done to the monument at the end of the drive as well as the parkway leading up to it. It is quite a view from the monument looking up the drive through a canopy of trees.

This acrylic on canvas painting is a view of the stone slab that forms the base of the flagpole at the monuments steps. I wanted to get some emotion out of the granite surface, to show that it represents more than letters etched in stone. The faded reflective image at the base I thought would help visualize the cost of war.
Signed Giclee canvas prints of this 12"x 29"work are $155.00

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Abandoned Coke Bank

This is a watercolor I did of an abandoned bank that I saw in Iowa. The steel Coke and Pepsi signs plastered over the door I thought were interesting.

16"x29"prints of this painting are available for $150.00. If you are interested in purchasing a Giclee print of this watercolor named "Abandoned Coke Bank" please email me at:

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Trout Painting from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area

My son and I just got back from fishing in the boundary waters in northern Minnesota and enjoyed the great outdoors once again. Fishing was OK but we have had better.

The BWCA is a wonderful place to recharge and enjoy nature and some great shore lunches. Trout were hitting Rapala's in 10' of water and despite the intermittent rain and cold mornings it was a great trip for us.

This signed and numbered print measures 16"x 20" and will sell for $170.00. If you are interested email me at: Make sure you leave your contact information when you place your order.

Harmon Killebrew

Harmon Killebrew, the name evokes baseball and all the emotions that go with the game. I had the honor to meet Harmon on a number of occasions and thoroughly enjoyed his conversation and good nature.

I knew Harmon was not doing great but I thought for sure he could beat the cancer he finally succumbed to. He will be missed not only as a legendary baseball player but as genuinely good human being. Sorry to see you go Harmon, thanks for some great baseball memories.

This painting is a signed limited edition print that measures 16"x20" and is priced at $170.00.