Monday, May 31, 2010

Tea Pots

Below -Printed on a small card

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Boy and Girl

Portrait of a couple I met a few weeks ago, they recently became engaged. The background is a rainy spring day... raining flowers.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Marching band

Current painting of a marching band 10x14. I did this in gouache and acrylic paint. I have been painting with gouache for a few years now; I use acrylic paint as a base then use gouache on top to create a smooth look on textured watercolor paper. The second painting was the original I did about three years ago. This painting is much smaller and is acrylic, ink and gouache. I stopped using inks in my paintings because I think the final colors are unpredictable. I do like both paintings, the character designs haven’t changed too much. I do like that older version of that dinosaur and lion.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


One last winter painting before summer.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Recently I had some help coloring one of my drawings. My four year old cousin, Mia, did a very nice job. When I asked her why she didn’t paint one part of the dinosaur she replied “because that part I meant to be white.” She is quite the artist.

Monday, May 3, 2010

On Beaches

This is everything that reminds me of the beach in a pattern-like painting. This was done with Gouache and acrylic on heavy water color paper. I painted five beach birds, including a black headed gull ( I always see these at the Jersey shore, they are those noisy small seagulls that aren’t afraid to steal your grapes. ) Also a common seagull, a black beaked brown gull and a sand piper ( the little beach birds).Finally a Pelican, because I love them most.- ( you wont see them in Jersey or Delaware ). Other elements in the painting are a blue crab, a horseshoe crab , hermit crab, six shells including a conch and mussel, different seaweeds, a piece of drift wood and a starfish. I am glad it’s almost time for the beach.