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May 29, 2017 11:04 am


Here is a lamp made from transmission parts and a plexiglass lamp shade.  I airbrushed the dragon and made flames from alcohol ink.  This is sort of a fusion of steampunk and industrial chic design.


March 16, 2017 9:57 am


This is a multilayered painting of a hummingbird.  The bird (water based paint)and gold flower (urethane) are painted on glass.  On the back side of the glass I put alcohol ink, then a layer of clear resin, then another layer of alcohol ink. It is hard to appreciate the 3 dimensional result without seeing it in person.  I plan on painting additional images with this technique to see how I can develop it.


December 3, 2016 1:41 pm


This painting is an experiment.  I took illustration board and painted a crow with alcohol inks, all except the eye.  (Some of the alcohol ink was applied with an airbrush, some of it was dropped on or sponge painted.) Then I airbrushed the eye with water based airbrush paints to make it photorealistic.  Then I had Jeremy Kemp add the pin striping to get a different effect.  This will be for sale at ZaPow Gallery in Asheville, NC, in January 2017.


November 22, 2016 11:17 am


This is a moth on bark, painted in an iPad cover for a charity fundraiser.  We had a friend that worked in the IT field and received a number of free iPad covers.  The size is for the original iPad, not the mini or the newer larger size.  So I painted realistic bark that sort of matches the redwood trees, since we visited Yosemite this past summer and I remembered the prominent pattern of bark on the redwood trees.  I asked my wife to pick out any moth or butterfly that she liked and she chose this one from somewhere – I am not sure of the type of moth this is, but I am happy with the results.


September 19, 2016 9:41 am

I have had modest success with the painted vinyl records, and as I thought of some other old rock groups to highlight, I remembered a friend of mine who was a big Grateful Dead fan.  I never listened to their music, though I certainly am the right age group to be a fan.  Under my friend’s advice, on which of the several iconic images for the Grateful Dead that I might want to paint, I decided to go for the “skull and roses” album.  Of course it is changed a bit, including the spelling of Grateful changed to Grateful, but the image is unmistakably the famous band.



July 9, 2016 5:02 pm


My style has not tended towards flowers, but anything for charity.  Here are 3 examples of flowers painted with alcohol inks.  These inks are fascinating and fun to work with.  No photorealism, but more impressionistic and abstract.  There is a sort of “just put it on there and see how it flows” approach, much different than the precision art that I am used to.  Of course, knowing a few tricks always helps as in these paintings, the final result looks more realistic than I would have imagined.


April 1, 2016 11:54 am


This piece is on illustration board.  It was painted with gray paint and lightly scratched.  A stencil was used to create the superman logo and the shading.  Practice pieces like this, painted at a workshop last year, add to my skill set when I need to simulate metal in future paintings.


January 21, 2016 10:59 am



Pinstripe artist Jeremy Kemp is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  This is art as a gift, but instead of me painting something for a friend, this was a Christmas gift to me from my family for Christmas, 2015.  I had seen Jeremy’s work and really wanted a panel by him for my small art collection.  Incredibly creative.  You can find him on Facebook.


November 8, 2015 11:56 pm


This painting is 16 inches by 20 inches. This was painted as a gift for a friend who is a blacksmith in Greenville, SC. He had helped my son on a school project that involved blacksmithing. This painting is based on Mr. Calloway’s business card. We see an iron sign attached to wood boards. This was a opportunity for me to try creating realistic wood and metal. The metal has a little bit of rust on it.


September 7, 2015 11:14 am

I will be moving on to some other projects, but wanted to paint one last vinyl record and send it to A.T. Hun gallery in Savannah, Georgia, where my other painted vinyl records are on display.  This is a steampunk record player.  I haven’t painted a steampunk theme in awhile, so this was a lot of fun.



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