Here Come The Bridesmaids

I paint lots of portraits for gifts – anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, Christmas. But I was recently commissioned to paint five paintings as bridesmaid gifts, which is a first for me. I think. Completed: August 10, 2010 Soundtrack: Various and Moody Beverage: Various and Caffeinated Portraits for bridesmaid gifts! I didn’t think of it, but I’m […]

If you ever need a portrait of someone as a zombie…

…I’m your man. Completed: August 25, 2010 Soundtrack: Jane’s Addiction, Kettle Whistle Beverage: H20

La Luna

This painting was a gift from a person’s adult children for her birthday. I sent a snapshot of the finished painting to the daughter that ordered it and she in turn forwarded it to her siblings. I heard back from her a few days later, confirming that they all loved it. I am careful to double-check […]


I love painting little kids. Their eyes are so big. They’re usually smiling. Or impish. They have tiny little Chiclet teeth. I remember when my kids were toddlers. Damn, they were cute. My son liked to pretend he was a T-Rex or a pterodactyl; very serious face, wings or tiny arms,  and accompanying dinosaur sounds. […]

Wish Book

This arrived in my mailbox today.  Remember the Sears Wishbook that used to come before Christmas? Well, this is my grown-up version of that. I love it. I pour over it. I mark things and dog-ear pages and make plans for imaginary remodels of my studio. I make lists. And then I turned to page […]