Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Pear Alone in the Dark

This features a single pear with plenty of personallity! It looks much nicer in person than it appears online. I just couldn't get the best picture of this one. It is painted in oil on hardboard and measures 6x6.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Another Bulletin Board

My partner calls these "LIFE BOARDS", so that is what I decided is the official name. Each board represents someones life, (or childhood). This measures 12x16 and is oil on a hardboard panel. These panels are 3/8" thick and have a specially drilled hole in the back so it can be hung without framing to add to the illusion of it being a real bulletin board with things "tacked" to it. I am still offering special deals on custom orders for these "LIFE BOARDS", so email me if you are interested in ordering one.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Harold and the Purple Crayon OIL PAINTING

This is the first in series of painting representing kids books. I loved the Harold and the Purple Crayon books as a kid. Maybe it was because Harold created his life with his artwork, and that is sort of what I try to do. I had a heck of a time trying to get a good picture of this piece to post. The paint is still wet and some of it caused a glare in the photo. I will probably rephotograph it when it is totally dry and repost the photo. These "KIDS BOOKS" paintings will be available for custom orders too, if anyone has a favorite book they would like featured in a painting. This is 12x12 on hardboard and is 3/8 inches thick.


Email me if you are interested in ordering a custom piece...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Here is my first new painting of the new year. I am very pleased with the way it turned out. It took longer than most of my paintings to complete and has several layers of paint to give the wood a deep rich look with just the right reflections. 9x12 on hardboard.
Email me at if you are interested in purchasing this.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Custom Pastel Painting

This is a custom painting I did before Christmas. The photo isn't the best because I forgot to take a picture before framing it and getting it to the client. This photo was take through the glass by my client. SOLD!

Friday, January 2, 2009

A Dog and A Pup

This was a custom order that I did for a client. It is an 11x14 pastel painting.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Bulletin Board

I'm back! I was very busy before Christmas, trying to get orders done and out before the holidays. I couldn't post what I was doing because I couldn't risk spoiling the surprise for the person receiving the art as a gift. This painting is one that I did for my brother as a gift. The whole thing is painted on, including the wood border. It was fun gathering up items that I thought would be a good representation of my brother's childhood. I set everything up on a bulletin board and took about 40 pictures with different lighting to get the shadows just how I wanted them. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. This was done in oil paint on hardboard from Dick Blick. The board is 3/8" thick and has a hole in the back for hanging, so it helps with the illustration of it being a real bulletin board. It is 18x24. I have received such positive comments on this when I showed it to friends that I have decided to set up a web site and offer these as custom pieces for sale. If anyone is interested in getting one done, I am going to offer a super special deal, because I need some more examples to put on the site. I have decided to offer these in 12x12, 12x16 and 18x24. Email me at . I would love to know what everyone thinks of this idea.

I will do my best to get back to posting every weekday. Thanks for all the support and for being patient with me.