This is a painting I did for my wife, of a cow eating a flower. I didn't want to have the cow just looking at the observers. I thought it would be funny if it was almost like she was being interrupted, during her meal, and a little annoyed at us.
I call this one "The Traveler 2". It's actually based on the fourth album, by Led Zeppelin. It's the design on the inner part of the album. This is by far my favorite album by Led Zeppelin, and I always loved this piece of artwork, so I decided to recreate it in a wood carving. It measures about 16 in. x 12 1/2 in. I used a light oak stain, and then put two coats of varnish on the front, as well as the back.
This is a painting I did, using acrylic paint, after my wife and I took a walk on the beach, near our home in New Jersey. She had taken some pictures, and when I saw this one, I decided to recreate the scene. I thought the seagull would be a little bit of a challenge because I've only painted a few. It's a 10"x 10" canvas. I added two coats of varnish, for protection.
I call this one 'Amazin Grazin'. I had been inspired by a picture, for this painting. I think it was just the way the steers were quietly grazing amongst the wild flowers, that I liked. I don't know what it is about nature, that I'm drawn to. This is acrylic on canvas that is 16 in x 20 in.
I am a big Stephen King fan, so this was really fun and challenging to do. This is a woodcarving of "Pennywise", the sinister clown from the 2017 movie "It". This is the first relief-carving that I've done that I painted. I knew that just the carving wouldn't do it justice. I used acrylic paints for this and then put a couple of coats of varnish on it. It measures 9 in x 11 in.
This painting is from a picture my wife. took while she was on her way to visit a friend. in upstate New York. I've painted a lot of barns, but this is my favorite. I didn't grow up on a farm, but for some reason I love to paint barns and covered bridges. This painting measures 16 in x 20 in.
This is called "The Traveler". It is just like "The Traveler 2", but I didn't leave the stain on as long, so it's a lighter shade of the golden oak. It measures 16 in x 12 1/2 in and has 2 coats of varnish.
One of my favorite bands was Iron Maiden. The one thing that made them stand out was their mascot "Eddie". Even if you had never heard a single one of their songs, you knew their name because of Eddie. I decided to make this carving, because I felt it was iconic of the times and I knew it would be challenging. It measures 16 in x 18 1/2 in, and has golden oak stain, along with two coats of varnish. It has a bow to it, because I had it sitting in the sun.
This is a painting I did of a covered bridge. I have no idea why, but I've always loved these, so I constantly sketch them. This is also acrylic, on a 16 in x 20 in canvas, and has two coats of varnish.
This is a painting of an image I've sketched, in pencil, over the years, and I finally decided to paint. I love the colors, and I'm really happy with the way the seagull in the foreground turned out.