Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Portrait tribute to my lovely wife who takes great care of me. I thought that I would try something a bit different with my painting. A more loose, colorful impasto style approach. Using thick paint and palette knife technique. Will try more of this style. We all should have a sweetheart. I know I’m blessed to have such a lady in my life. “ Let me call you sweetheart I’m in love with you…..” Some of you are not to old to remember this tune Ha!!!
Tribute to my dear friend Anita Lee, whom I’ve come to love and cherish as my 'Sis.' We met in Seattle, WA at a bibGrades 8 thru 12; ESL @ YFC Hodygos; Grade 5; Aurora Middle School ESL/VPle study and became more like family than friends. She is a incredible lady who loves God and taught Violence Prevention @ Okahandja Secondary School, Okahandja, Namibia, Africa.
Using a very limited color palette I created this portrait based on the mood of the model. I was going to title this painting ‘Why So Serious...’ but then again. I thought that many may think I’m talking about the ‘Joker!’ Hmmmm.... then again.... Actually, Hollie Elizabeth is the daughter of Sherie Gaithers my wife’s cousin. As you can see, she has a very stunning look. I’ve watched her grow up over the years and seeing her blossom into a beautiful and sweet young lady is truly amazing.
Artist Timothy Washington, a notable contemporary of African-American artist . He and I both attended and graduated from Chouinard Art Institute during the 60's where we became good friends. Washington's body of work includes a powerful series of graphic engravings on aluminum, monumental sculptures and folk art assemblages. With a firm foundation in figurative art, Washington's work covers a trajectory of calculated realism to assembled abstraction, which parallels the social history of L.A. from Washington's own perspective. His rich work ultimately serves as a metaphor to bring together and repair what is broken.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
A tribute to 'my personal nurse' who has taken
care of me as l go through chemotherapy. Kathy
Rooney is attentive, caring and diligent as she her
passion. When l first arrived at the clinic l was
amazed at how she and the other nurses were taking
care of so many patients with such professional care.
I know l'm getting the best care and thankful that God
has put me with the best of the best.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
November 9,1956 - March 6, 2013 - Tribute to my dear
good friend Lebron Boyd. I was the last person who
spoke with him prior to his passing, which was sudden
and unexpected. He was a man of God, a man of integrity,
great dignity and great passion for photography which,
he was so gifted at. He was able to capture heart and soul
of his subjects through the lens of a camera. He was great
husband and father to his wife Sharon Grier. I miss him
allot but, know he is with the Lord.
Monday, June 13, 2016
I’ve been blessed have a few great friends in my life.
That friend who is always there for you. In times of
frustrations, counsel and support. Helping you through
the thick and thin’s of life. That credit goes to Nadine Nakanishi. Early in my career, as art director for
KHJ9 network, she took a chance hiring me as a freelance artist. It was the beginning of a long time-die
hard-good friendship ever since. We attended the same high school and were both members of Creative Source Art Studios in Hollywood, CA. This portrait is an aatempt to
capture her infectious childhood smile she seems to easily
wear so well.