“Decorate” My dad tells me that one day long ago, he was sitting down by the beach with our yellow lab, Blondie. He had his sketchbook handy so he decided to draw her. He drew the shape of her head, and then she ran off. He then tried to add some details to her face Read more about Decorate[…]
“Fisherman’s Luck” Some friends went out fishing in the Florida Keys. They lost their engine with a storm coming up and were helpless at sea. They made the most of it and fished the day away. They had a great time. It was a good catch, and they were towed to port as the storm Read more about Fisherman’s Luck[…]
“Party Mask” Dragon kids play dress-up with shiny objects, like armor and shields. They turn leftovers from their family outings into party masks for play. 🎭
“Momma Gotta New Doo!” One day my wife came home from the beauty shop. She just had her hair permed, she was feeling good, and she was fishing for compliments. Since I was working on dragon paintings, I saw dragons in the curls of her hair. I decided to paint a portrait of her for Read more about Momma Gotta New Doo![…]
“Alchemy of Luck” Back in the 80’s I had a night job working security for the Grand Traverse Band at Leelanau Sands Casino. I did stained glass in my studio by day, and security by night. I spent a lot of time by the front door, and as players were coming in or out I Read more about Alchemy of Luck[…]
“The Storyteller” One day at an art show in Pentwater I was all set up and waiting for customers. It was a misty morning, and I was remembering my Grandfather. Days like that we would walk the woods near the shores of Grand Haven, so I decided to draw a picture of the way Read more about Story Teller[…]
“Afrigan Queen” This is an old Bahamian Fishing boat waiting for some TLC. This was next to the boat I worked on at Cuban Jimmy’s Boatyard, caulking shrimp boats back in the early 70’s.
“Colorado” Drew this on a train ride from Michigan to Utah while sitting in the observation car. I looked up, started sketching what I saw, then I’d look up a few miles later, and fit the new scenery in and so on. So this is about 100 miles of Colorado in a nutshell. I then Read more about Colorado[…]
So my dad tells me the story of his work, and I write it out. ✨This piece is called “Stick Figures.” He first started doodling this piece at an art fair and a man came up to him and said, “I can only draw stick figures.” So my dad said, “Me too!,” and drew the Read more about Stick Figures[…]
This one is called “Sea Story.” This image symbolizes the tall-tales told by the sailors. It also shows the adventure of reading, and the joy of sharing a good story with friends.