Place holder cat

Things have been nuts lately, we found out we have to move due to our house being sold, and that’s after we were told by the owner that she was certain that she wouldn’t be selling it, that it was almost impossible that it would sell.  We  only needed the place for a grand total of 10 months, so figured we were safe. We thought wrong.

But enough of that, here’s a small painting 3″ x 3″ of a cat.


Hand Study

Quick hand study.  I love that the hands are older, I think it gives them character.



More Fruit

As I said in an earlier post, I’ve been working on this series putting fruit into religious/renaissance paintings. It’s a weird idea I know, but it’s something I’ve thought about for a long time. I’ve also never done a series of paintings for fun so I figured why not do this series.
Here’s the newest piece.

The Martyrdom of St. Banana

blog St. Banana

Acrylic on board 9″x 7″

The Birthday

Since moving here I’ve met some really nice people and I’ve made some friends. One of them though has turned out to be really special, she is not only a fantastic person but has been a patron of my art and has made no secret of it. I can’t tell you how nice it is as an artist to have people not only like your art and buy it but really tell the world about it.
Her birthday is today and so I decided to give her a charcoal drawing I did of her.
Happy Birthday LaDonna and I wish you many happy returns!


Portrait Request

My hubby is my biggest supporter and always has been. We met in college, back when I was filled with the idea that I was going to conquer the illustration world. It was a good goal but more importantly he was right there cheering me on. That means more to me than I can ever say. So when we went to the comic con not long ago and he talked about how great it was to see images of some of his old cartoon favorites I told him that I would paint a portrait of one of them. It may not be sufficient payback,I’m still working on that. But here’s the portrait, The Tick.



Talent Lost

I was greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Phillip Seymour Hoffman. He was a great actor and we lost much when we lost him. The day I heard of his passing I found myself that evening with my sketchbook as is usual for me on most evenings and I did this little sketch. It isn’t much but I’m thinking I might do something more with it at some point.

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, I hope you found the peace you needed.


The Final Cesar

I’ve been slow at finishing this due to other things I needed to work on but here’s the final Cesar piece. I made myself stop painting because I didn’t want to over paint it. I’m not happy with the Steinbeck piece for that very reason. Plus working on this canvas board is so different from my normal smoother board.

Finished C.C.

The photo isn’t the best but it’s what I have for now.

Comments are welcome as always.