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self portrait


   When I was in college, my main subject was the human figure drawn from life. Since none of my friends and relatives would sit long enough for me, I often used myself as the model.
    In this particular picture, I had been working with the reflection of my favorite pair of sunglasses. The sunglasses broke, and I had to improvise.










    This is my son Frankie at around one year of age. This particular picture won three Best in Show awards at Art Shows.
    Frankie was a wonderful subject because he was such a beautiful baby. He had bright red hair and green eyes.  He still has the red hair.






Baby poem



This was a portrait of a friend's baby with her favorite poem added in calligraphy. She said the message would forever keep in perspective her role as a parent.










Barbara's Grandkids. In March of 2005, I was commissioned of the grandchildren as a gift to her daughter (the mother of the children). It had been a long time since I had done a portrait of humans and I was thrilled at the opportunity. Barbara gave me a photo of the two children, but the photo she liked was taken from the rear, so in order to show the faces of the two lovely children, I put their faces in the foam of the waves.




The Hobbit. One of my assignments in Graduate School was to design the cover for my favorite book. Here it is! J.R.R. Tolkien's the Hobbit. This is actually a full size painting that now hangs in my sons' living room.















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