How do you tell your boss that he looks like Santa Claus, and that you want to paint his portrait? In the end, my compulsion to create the painting was greater than my fear of offending him.
I spotted this fellow on New Year’s Day, 2010. He was fishing off the pier in Capitola By The Sea, California. I took one look at his face and knew I had to paint his portrait.
These paintings are larger than life, but not larger than Herman’s life, no, not at all. I was lucky to call him friend.
Each year, the Hollister Downtown Association or HDA as we call it here, hosts a Charming Chairs Event to benefit the association. Members of the community decorate a chair and then we auction them off at the Open Studio Preview Exhibit. I was looking for an “interesting” chair, and one with an easy surface to decorate. This one fit the bill!
Beautiful children’s picture book! Want to smile? Want to giggle? Are you ready to return to your childhood?All you have to do is pick up a copy of Monkey Made of Sockies. As soon as you see the smile on the monkey’s face, you’ll gain a smile of your own. Each turn of the page […]