Sunday, April 29, 2012

Marshall Point Light

Marshall Point is my favorite lighthouse in Maine.  What a beautiful spot!

Marshall Point Light, July 2001

Saturday, April 28, 2012


My online gallery is on deviantART.  That may sound a little deranged, but deviant in this case means to deviate from what is considered normal.  You can find my gallery here

Friday, April 27, 2012

Kritter Kids "Thesaurus"

I'm pretty sure this joke has been done before, but here's my version.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sue's Skull

I made a few paper sculptures titled "Too Late for Lunch", where a lizard was crawling on a T-Rex skull.  The last one I did was a Leopard Gecko (posted here Aug 4, 2011) and it was crawling on this digital version of a T-Rex that scientists named Sue.  I think it was the biggest one ever found.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Field Mice

This started out with just one mouse and somewhere along the way he picked up a buddy.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mulholland Point Light

This lighthouse is located in New Brunswick, Canada.  What a beautiful place!  Very clean.  You better keep the Americans out if you want it to stay that way.  Hey, I'm an American!  I can talk about myself if I want to.

Mulholland Point Light, July 2001

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Poison Frog #7

Here is one of my "Original Twelve" poison frog pieces.  This was originally a paper sculpture, but the conversion to digital wasn't all that great.  The colors are spectacular though!  This one is a morph of D. leucomelas.

Poison Frog #7, August 2006

Monday, April 16, 2012

Jack Nicholson caricature

This caricature of Jack Nicholson is one of my earliest ones as you can see by the level of execution.  But, hey, practice makes perfect and I'm still practicing.  It was done with brush and ink and airbrush on illustration board.

Jack Nicholson caricature, April 1991

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Itsy Bitsy Spider

I looked all over on the "web" (get it?) to try and identify this tiny spider.  There was one on a bug site that looked close, but it was listed as an unknown species.  So, this is either or new find, or maybe someone out there knows what it is.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dandelion Sun

I always hated trying to keep these weeds out of the yard, but when you take a closer look they're not half bad.  I actually took the time to manipulate this a little by making the background black and white.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Caricature Practice

Here are a couple guys I used to work with.  The guy in the bunny suit would not be very happy if he ever saw this.  Both are brush and ink.

The Rapper, February 1991

Fluffy Bunny, January 1991

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Costa Rica Rainforest

This was a big project that I was never really happy with.  It's hanging up in an elementary school and the kids enjoy trying to find all the creatures in it.  I never got a good photo of this rainforest, but one of these days I would like to make a much better one and get nice photos to go along with it.

Costa Rica Rainforest, February 2001

Monday, April 9, 2012


I thought I had blogged about this little girl before, but I guess not.  This was our baby clown tree frog, Penny.  You can see how she got her name!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Blossoms

This was a very busy shot when everything was in color.  So I converted everything out of focus into black and white.  I think it makes for a very nice effect.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Valley Garden Park

Here is a shot of Valley Garden Park where I got the photo of the Daffodil.  This scene with a Dogwood tree and its' reflection is nice, but a little too busy for my taste.  I prefer the close shots - looking for the small stuff that others might miss.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Valley Garden Park in northern Delaware is a beautiful spot, especially in the spring.  There are entire hill sides full of flowers, particularly daffodils.  Here is one I got close to last night.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

AOA Calendar

One of my paper sculptures made it to the back cover of the Artists of America 2005 Calendar.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Delaware Quarter

I sent my design for the Delaware Quarter years ago, and while it got some pub, it was not selected.  As it turns out, the staff artist for the mint designed all the quarters.

Here is the design as it was worked up on graph paper.

Here is a newspaper clipping showing my quarter.

And here is an idea of what it might have looked like as a quarter.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Steampunk Emote Pins

I plan on doing many emote pins.  These steampunk pins are my first ones.  They are made of polymer clay with antique watch gears and metal grommets.  They are small in size; the faces of these emote pins are only 5/8" (16 mm) across.  The background was added for a little contrast and appears to be public domain on the internet.