Knowing Frida

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This is my tribute to Frida, of the phenomenal Swedish pop group, Abba. It’s from the video for “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” which is on their Arrival album. Watercolor pencils and wash on watercolor paper, 10″ x 14″

Moms

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For mother’s day: a collage of drawings and paintings I have done over the years of my favorite moms. Top (L-R): my paternal grandmother (digital drawing); my maternal grandmother (pencil); my Mom, young (chalk and charcoal), older (color pencil). Center: My daughter (acrylic); my daughter (pencil); my daughter-in-law (color pencil). Bottom: My precious wife (pencil, […]

Girl in Color 3

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Even though I love watercolor art I haven’t used that media in decades, maybe since college. I decided to give it a try. I looked in the cabinet and found a typical, school art class tray of Crayola watercolors; 8 colors. The box has my son’s name on it. I’m not sure if it’s from his high school […]

Girl in Green

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I had been working on a different painting. It was going poorly. So poorly, in fact, that I did something I haven’t done in years. I gave up. Most of the time I’m committed enough to work through problems. Not this time. I didn’t think it was salvageable. But I needed to paint SOMETHING! So, […]

Rock Steps

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I had the pleasure of visiting Holliday Park in Indianapolis and wandered around in the woods on the nature trails stopping briefly to take a photo of some rock steps on the trail. Here they are converted to an acrylic painting. Acrylic painting on canvas, 18″ X 36″

Brandy

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This is my rendition of Brandy Herbert, a friend of mine from high school.  She’s a music guru,  producing sessions for other songwriters/singers or playing on recording sessions for others  as a guest artist or “hired-gun.” She still does a couple of guest-concerts a year and is playing with about 4 different bands and projects in […]