late November, 2020 After 10+ years on the East Coast, I have moved back to Colorado. To the bottom of the state this time. To Trinidad, (no, not the island), a town of about 8,000, ten miles north of the New Mexico border. Midway between Denver and Santa Fe. Why? First, it’s Colorado, which I […]
Stephanie was 45 years old when I met her in Wichita in 2016. This video details the creation of her oil portrait from start to finish.
“Elephants, a Partial History,” is a six-part series I researched, wrote, and filmed in the studio of our public access TV station. Then, with Miles and Jay, two interns from UMass we worked more than a year to create six chapter videos for my Patreon page. I have linked three here in this post. Chapter […]
Once a month I make an Art Lover video that takes one painting from meeting the animal through the finished product. This is the first that has incorporated a little time lapse video. My intent is to introduce my animal subject and show the bones of my process. And have it be fun, engaging & […]
The more I paint elephants, the more I love them. Here are Thai and Simunye, just finished. Measuring 48×48, each portrait is close to actual size. Thai is a 50-year-old Asian male and Simunye a 20-year-old African female. They are so different: their skin, ears, foreheads, their texture and coloring. They may be the most […]
The timing of my visit to the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita was just about perfect. Their six new African elephants who came over from Swaziland in March were finally all comfy with each other and with Stephanie, the resident 45-year-old, and all could share their five-acre yard together. Here are five of seven, new matriarch Stephanie […]