Archive for the ‘PAINTINGS’ Category

Knowing Frida

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

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.

Knowing Frida

Watercolor pencils and wash on watercolor paper, 10″ x 14″

Moms

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

For mother’s day: a collage of drawings and paintings I have done over the years of my favorite moms.

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, water soluble pencils, pencil).

Girl in Color 3

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

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 days or junior high.

Girl in Color 3

Watercolor on watercolor paper, 9″ x 10″

Glasses

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

One of the basic coordination skills to learn early in life – putting on glasses.

Glasses

Water soluble color pencils, wash, on paper, 8″ x 10″

Girl in Green

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

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, I experimented with this.

Girl In Green

Acrylic on canvas, 16″ X 20″

Rock Steps

Monday, April 20th, 2015

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.

Rock Steps

Acrylic painting on canvas, 18″ X 36″

Washing Hair

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Archives:
An oldie. Trying to paint simply and simply paint with limited colors.

Washing Hair

Acrylic on canvas, 24″ X 36″

Spoon

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Spoon

Water soluble color pencil and wash on paper, 9″ X 8″

Fair Share

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

There’s always enough cotton candy at the State Fair for two little girls to share.

Fair Share

Acrylic on canvas, 16″ X 20″

Brandy

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

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 various jazz-venues around Colorado.

She toured with the original Platters, was lead guitarist for the Bobbie Gentry Show tour and has played alongside a bunch of our musical heroes including Jimmy Reed, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Clanton, the Shangri-La’s, Teresa Brewer, Lionel Hampton, Burl Ives, Nancy Wilson and many, many more.

But, more important, she’s my friend.

Brandy

Water soluble pencil and wash on paper, 7 ½” X 10″