Baritone Ukulele decorated with Paisley Pattern


I’ve played enough Baritone Ukulele that I’ve decided to upgrade my instrument. But what should I do with my old entry-level cheap-o? Make an art object of it, that’s what!


Here’s a picture of it in progress:


I drew the outlines with a Sharpie pen, and then painted the colors with oil paint. It’s dry now, and I tuned it back up. The extra thickness of the soundboard didn’t seem to affect the tone or volume much at all, which is good.


Decorative art for me


These are things I painted for hanging in my own home. Not really art, but just decorative stuff that I wouldn’t mind looking at for awhile. These are paintings I made for me, but I thought I’d post them here so you could see them if you wanted to.

They’re fairly big so that they cover a lot of wall space.


Flowers & Clouds

So after having painted the flowers, I went out with my camera to take pictures of clouds. I photoshopped different ones together to make this picture, and then decided to paint it on its own canvas (18″ x 24″) instead of behind the flowers.


I hadn’t painted flowers in a long time, so I asked my wife to go and pick up a variety of them for me to paint.

She came back with far more than I needed (and several vases.) I don’t know anything about the art of flower arranging, so I just tried to make a pleasing composition. I set them up outside, in the morning so that the light would hit them from the side. I put a piece of FoamCor (a kind of illustration board) behind them to block out the background.

Now that I look at it, I think the blankness is a little strange. Maybe I should paint in some trees or clouds or something. I don’t know. This canvas is 36″ x 24″.


A New Portrait


I painted this for my friend at work who met his wife in the Marines. The picture depicts her as she looked 30 years ago.


It’s oil on an 18″ x 24″ stretched cotton duck canvas.

A New Painting


This is my cat Princess, looking through a torn curtain.

I picked this subject because it was a challenge. There’s light coming through the curtain, reflected onto the cloth and around the cat. This forces me to make a lot of judgements throughout the process, and I’m sure that I’ve improved as a painter by doing it.

It came out okay, I guess. It could have been better; it could have been worse. It’s 11″ x 14″

Some new work

P.R. Nightmare

P.R. Nightmare



Hello everybody, and welcome to my gallery.

Much of what you see here is art that I have made in the past, but as I continue to make new art, this is the place to find it.