Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dolls and Balls

In my home I have quite a few of my paintings and drawings on the walls, I suppose much in  the same way as any aspiring artist wants to show them to his friends and guests. The pictures often get a bit of attention, not from everyone, but occasionally, someone will see one that spikes their interest, or at least makes them look at it with more than a glance.

Except for this one painting. This one hung in my garage, on the wall, with an old frame around it, not exactly in what I would describe as a place of honor for a painting. But one night we had a little get-together here and someone slipped out to the garage for a smoke. He came back quickly, taking others out to the garage to see this painting, which, seemed to be a cause of some concern for him.....what do you think?

Monday, January 29, 2007

Target Pistol Paintings

As far back as I can remember, I have had an interest, no a fascination with guns and shooting, and for a time was involved in target shooting. It is always important to remember guns are a tool that can be used for both good and bad. In my case, an interest in hunting and shooting as a youth probably played an important role in keeping me from getting into trouble...or at least serious trouble...Ha!

As a teenager, two of my friends and I spent many, many after school afternoons in my father's basement shooting air rifles and pistols in a small target range we had created. One of the guns, a Daisy spring loaded BB pistol is featured in the watercolor picture of the gun and can.




Another target pistol, this is a watercolor on illustration board.


This is a colored pencil 'painting' of a pair of LL Bean leather topped boots.