Another grandkid request: “What do you want me to draw?” “Darth Vader!” “What do you want him to be doing?” “Fighting a good guy.” I started throwing out mundane alternatives like, “How about Darth Vader eating macaroni and cheese?” “How about Darth Vader hopping up and down on one foot?” “And eating macaroni and cheese?” […]
We can’t stop being who we are.
When my son was much younger he’d pull up to my chair and ask me to draw something. What would you like me to draw? It was almost always, “two monsters fighting.” Then he would intently watch as my imagination would try to conjure something worthy of his curiosity. Over time we came up with […]
After the anxiety of courtship it’s nice to settle into a more comfortable partnership.
This is not a new mural but it has an interesting story. A few years after I painted it for my niece, my sister’s family moved away and sold the house, mural an all. A couple of days later I got a call from my former college roommate. He began to describe the mural to […]
Many dangers lurk deep in the jungle.
That’s me in the mid stages of painting a mural in a nursery room. The mural covers three full walls. You can see part of one wall which has a desert theme, sort of. Each wall works into the next one. The castle wraps around the three sides of the column. Acrylic and latex paints. […]