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“Lunch with Mom”

There’s something magical about graphite. It translates in a timeless way. This drawing of my mother was done a few years after she passed away. I worked from a photograph that I had taken during one of our weekly lunches.…

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“Daydream 29”

One of a series of sky paintings, "Daydream 29" is inspired by what I see every day (when I take the time to look up).

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“Survivor”

This 26 x 38" oil on canvas, painted many years ago, seems more relevant today than ever.

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The Daydream Series

The Daydreams are a series of landscapes created mostly from my imagination, without a plan, one brushstroke to the next. They are a peaceful exploration of color and space, and rarely represent a specific location. This is the most natural,…

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“Miss M”

"Miss M" is complete and on her way home. 9 x 12" oil on panel. For source material I used several very old photos of this wonderful dog. She crossed the rainbow bridge many years ago, before I was able…

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Pet Portrait (in progress)

The dear friend of a dear friend, “Miss M.” Her 9” x 12” portrait (oil on panel) is in an early stage here, a monochromatic underpainting (of lean, fast-drying colors) to set the composition and values. You can still see…

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Drawing

My dearly departed father-in-law, Raymond ("Dzia Dziu") Hayes. He was always interested in my "art business," especially after he saw me working with wooden stretcher bars as I prepared a canvas. (He liked to build stuff.)  Now that this drawing…

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Landscape in Progress

This 2 x 4 ft. landscape (oil on canvas) is in incomplete. It began as a 30 second, 2 x 4 in. sketch, done while I was hanging out in my booth at a very large art fair that wasn’t…

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