Thursday, February 28, 2008

I am what I am and that's all what I am...

Avast and ahoy!! Popeye and spinach, what a kickass combination, huh? I've done some watercolor Popeye's but this is the first acrylic. Kinda' Pop Art-ish me thinks.

11"x14" acrylic on board If you're interested in purchasing this painting leave a message.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Groovy Ghoulies

In the early 1970's, Filmation produced "Sabrina And The Groovy Goolies" an animated series based on the Sabrina character in the Archies comics. The Goolies were a bunch of hip monsters who took off from the most popular monsters of the 1930's films, Frankenstien, The Wolf Man, The Mummy and Dracula. I was an animator on the series and after production was finished I was able to grab this B.G out of the dumpster. It's a shame so much good art work was thrown away but a half hour series would produce volumes of animation drawings and cels, layouts and backgrounds; so what else could they do?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Daylilies are native to the temperate areas of Japan, China, Mongolia and Korea.
A very hardy plant, it is drought resistant, will grow in almost any type of soil and is resistant to most diseases. They are so hardy that those that have "escaped" grow along roadsides as if they were wild. Most people are familiar with the more common orange and yellow daylilies but hybridizers have grown them in a rainbow of colors. They bloom from late spring to early autumn.
8"x10" oil on canvas panel $160.00

Friday, February 8, 2008

Red Hybiscus

On our trip to Maui last month I took several pictures I plan on using as reference for paintings. This is the first one I've had a chance to paint since we got back. I think it turned out quite nicely.

There is no single flower as widely associated with the Hawaiian Islands as the Hibiscus. This exotic blossom is not only the official State Flower of Hawaii (the Pua Aloalo, or Hibiscus brackenridgei), it is also recognized as a symbol of the tropics and of island culture, worldwide .Although Hawaii's state flower is a yellow hibiscus, the color red is most often representative of the flower, whether placed behind a hula dancer's ear, depicted on-screen or in print, or used as a design in Hawaiian Fabric, aloha shirts and mu'u mu'us (or dresses).

11"x14"oil on board

Saturday, February 2, 2008


My old pal Steve has a birthday coming up and I thought I'd do a caracature of him.
He loves to play golf so I drew him with a putter. Personally, I think playing golf is a good way to end up insane. I played for a time when I was in my twenties and decided I'd rather be surfing.

Watercolor, and pen and ink

Friday, February 1, 2008