Monday, August 29, 2011

This drawing is based on a dream. The mother of one of my best friends (Helen Walker) told me that when she was young and trapped in a nightmare she would grab hold of a yellow balloon and float away from fear. Her daughter (Jessica Medani) said that when she was trapped in a bad dream a garbage man would bag up the whole problem and take it away. Her son (Dan Medani) would escape trouble by finding water and jumping in. This is a merger of their dreams, a type of family dream. I will paint this soon. Might make a good Spectrum 19 submission.

Friday, August 12, 2011

This is the largest family I have ever portrayed. Seven members and 3 dogs. The third dog is only showing her tail on the bottom right. It is a new puppy the family got a day before I was to finish this piece. Colored pencil, chalk pastel and white acrylic on custom toned Rives BFK. Gotta let em know.
Max a.k.a Charles McPherson Aduston Rogers the 4th
Mandy a.k.a Amanda Elizabeth Hamel Rogers. She is also depicted reading in the painting behind her head. It is an original Frank Weston Benson who was an American impressionist. Mrs. Rogers is a descendant of this important figure in American art history.
Mary Lacey Rogers, my upstairs neighbor this past year and a talented opera singer
Simms Rogers
Charlotte Rogers, one of the triplets
Peirson Rogers, one of the triplets
Liza Rogers, one of the triplets
Maple was grey in the muzzle from old age when the original photo was taken
Ivy the daughter dog of Maple

I recycled a dome piece i was unable to use for an art auction I'm going to be involved in sometime in October. I have named her Sequana after the goddess of the Seine river in France. So she is french. Acrylic and colored pencil on Rives BFK and Canvas.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

My grandmother a.k.a Oma a.k.a Lisa Schwab. Also pepper, cake, and an abstract drawing from a Baltimore rastafarian.

This is going to be the largest painting I've ever done. It is a Flamenco dancer. Full color, oil on canvas.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

This is the Rice family portrait in it's fully finished form. Please, You got to let me know if you want something like this. I am a family portrait master. I can also paint anything, for anyone, at whatever size if you pay me right.