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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Waitress - Vintage card


Waitress, 10 x 8, oil on board

This trompe l'oeil painting was inspired by a card from a vintage Old Maid game. I thought a coffee stain would enhanced the Waitress theme.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Dentist, Vintage playing card



The Dentist, oil on board, 10 x 8

Welcome to my New Series of paintings. These are small, fun trompe l'oeil oil paintings of  cards from vintage games.

My first offering is The Dentist from the 1938 game 'Who is the Thief'.

Note: No vintage card was harmed in the making of this painting. I scan my cards and print them on card stock. I them take the print and rip, smudge, stomp and tape to give them the Character that I want.

Available  at Huckleberry Fine Arts.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Fortune Telling Cat


Fortune Telling Cat, 24 x 30, oil on canvas

Who can resist a cat that can tell the future? I really like these vintage fortune telling cards because they look like they were hand painted.

The Black Cat is against a green background, winking as though he holds all your secrets in his hand.

The transparent tape keeps the box together 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Old Crow at Huckleberry Fine Art


Old Crow,oil on cradled board, 9 x 12

I'm pleased to announce that this painting is available at my newest gallery Huckleberry Fine Art in  Rockville, Maryland 20852

I love vintage tin wind-up toys and this little Hopping Crow is one of my favorites.The painting is from my continuing series 'Toys in a Box'

Friday, April 12, 2013

Wonder Woman



Wonder Woman, 24 x 18, oil on cradled board

Wonder Woman is not technically a Super Hero because she has no Super Powers. She's just your ever day Amazonian who is as Beautiful as Aphrodite, as Strong as Hercules, as Wise as Athena and as Swift as Mercury.

Wonder Woman first appeared in Comics at the beginning of World War II and fought along side our troops against the Evil Axis. That's what this painting is about.

Wonder Woman's war propaganda  included the "Keep 'Em Flying" campaign. The slogan was used in recruiting for the Aviation Cadet Program.

Like Superman, Wonder Wonder disguised herself by putting on a pair of glasses. She instantly became Nurse Diana Prince.

I couldn't find an invisible plane to use in this painting so this blue game piece represents both Wonder Woman's plane and the plane that Steve Trevor crashed on Paradise Island

Rounding out the painting is the Golden Lasso of Truth and the bullet deflecting Bracelets


Friday, April 5, 2013

Wonder Woman - Almost Finished


Wonder Woman, work in progress

I thought I might be finished with this painting but after setting it aside for a few days it is blazingly obvious that the bracelet needs a LOT more work. So back on the easel it goes.