Tuesday, November 17, 2009

IF - Unbalanced

The topic for this week's Illustration Friday is "Unbalanced"

The Astonishing Bradley's act became somewhat less than astonishing when he became unbalanced.

He was so unbalanced that he dropped his checkbook, which was also.....unbalanced.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

IF - Fast

Illustration Friday's them for this week is "Fast"
This reflects the old adage that you don't have to be faster than the bear, you just have to be faster than the other guy.

It may be that the bear has just completed a fast, so our hikers should strive to be really fast.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

IF - Flying

I haven't done Illustration Friday for quite a while. The theme for this week is "Flying".

The cassowary is a nervous flier. The kiwi is excited. The penguin is unimpressed. The ostrich is having a great time. The emu is looking for Rod Hull. And who knows what the takahē is thinking.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Pepper

This is my latest still life. I wasn't really planning on doing one, but I saw this pepper from my wife's garden sitting on the kitchen counter. Painting the transition from red to green was very interesting. I also learned that I should try to complete the painting quickly. I stopped painting before I was finished and came back the next day to a much redder pepper.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Bethany and Reginald

My daughter has been after me to post something. So here is a picture of her and her pet elephant, Reginald.
We are taking care of Reginald while Bethany is at college. So if you're in my backyard, watch where you step.

I haven't posted since June? I have been slacking!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Here's a little still life. I got this gargoyle when I was a kid. It's a souvenir my Aunt Carol brought back from Paris during one of her many trips there. It sits in my studio with my other statues and dolls-um, that is, "Action Figures".

Friday, June 12, 2009

Art by Committee - Trudy L.

James Gurney at gurneyjourney.blogspot.com has issued another "Art by Committee" challenge. This time, rather than a snippet from an old science fiction manuscript, he has provided a business card he picked up in a restaurant. The challenge is to imagine the person whose card it is.
This is the card:
My first response was the obvious one; a mousy librarian type. But then, it occurred to me that the Harvard Depository must be a huge place. Trudy L's job has to be more exciting than one might think:

Thursday, April 30, 2009

That's the way to do it!

This week's Illustration Friday topic is "theater". Here's a picture of two extremes of theater together.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Four Guys

Boy, I've been really lax in posting lately. Here's a sketch of four characters for comic story I'm working on. It's another bible story. Can anyone guess the story?

Friday, March 20, 2009

Rockabilly Angels

Here's my latest painting. Its been some time since I've done a piece on canvas. The image has been in my head for quite a while.

20"X30" Acrylic on canvas.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Art by Committee - Banana Tree

This is my entry to this month's Art By Committee challenge at James Gurney's blog, Gurney Journey. The text for this challenge is " I lashed out with my left arm. clutched something thin and hard. tore at it; the next second a banana tree fell across my chest. But the pain was...." I think the challenge for this one is that it describes (sort of) a sequence of events so if you're planning on doing a single image you have to pick a point within that sequence. The involvement of a banana tree naturally led me to a giant gorilla. Everyone likes a giant gorilla.

Click image to enlarge.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

ABC - Keep an Eye Out

James Gurney has issued another Art by Committee challenge. He takes a random snippet from a science fiction manuscript and invites you to illustrate it. There is no context provided and the text is usually pretty wacky. He stopped doing these a few months ago but has started again on a monthly basis.

This one month's challenge was to illustrate "I should stay here and keep an eye out". I find that the simpler the quote the harder these challenges are. I was stumped until it occurred to me to make an homage to one of my all time favorite comics.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

IF - Flawed

Great-Aunt Millie's handmade birthday present was ......flawed.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

IF - Pale

Urd is a Tunneler, a member of a society that has for generations lived and worked in the vast underground tunnels and sewers under the Great City. On the extremely rare occasion that a tunneler visits the surface they are identified by their pale skin and unique odor. Here he is working with his Grandfather maintaining the subterranean structures so necessary to the City.