Art Samples. Just for showing off. Not for Sale.
Oil on canvas. 18 x 24
My wife Diane made a floral arrangement in a blue ceramic
teapot. I set it up as a still life. Unfortunately, the apples were painted largely from
memory, because our son Steve (one year old at the time) bit holes in all of the apples.
He eventually ripped all the flowers apart too. No wonder my Mom gave up art after she had
Oil Crayon on textured board. 10 x 14
This doll is leaning against my wife's old
toybox. Her dad made this box for her when she was young, and it's still working. Over the
years, I've made about 10 other Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy sets, using oil crayon. This
is one of the smaller ones, but I like the bold colors and crayon strokes.
Pastel. 10 x 8
Just after we were married, my wife and I had a date at the zoo. In
the original drawing, the larger parrot was much redder, but the color of the pigment has
faded over the years.
Oil on canvas. 36 x 24
This was a painting I "made up." I had no
hollyhocks, no scissors, and no lace tablecloth. For painting from imagination, it's not
bad. And that's why I like it.
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