Dr. Frank-N-Furter Graphite Portrait – Tim Curry in Rocky Horror Picture Show

Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Rocky Horror Picture Show. 11×14 Graphite 2h, HB, 2b, 4b, 6b and 9b on Bristol 2 ply 300 series smooth. 1st time I used this paper and I enjoyed it a lot over the vellum finish.

I absolutely love to draw characters with huge personality.  There are so many great ones to choose from.  Tim Curry is one of my favorite actors.

Some of you may be wondering, “Who is this guy?”  If it’s even remotely possible anyone does not know who Dr. Frank-N-Furter is, I’ll give you a hint and link.This is a character from cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Now I don’t just draw something because it’s got personality.  There is always some great memory attached to that character.  For instance the Gollum drawing, great character & memory of first book I read.

I first saw Rocky Horror Picture Show in Orange County, CA at the age of 12.  My mother and my uncle took myself and my sister to see it.  I remember sitting there thinking this was the weirdest, scariest event I’d seen.  People throwing rice, toilet paper, dancing in the aisles, dressed up like the characters.  It was crazy. It would also be the last movie I’d see with my mom.  She passed away from an aneurysm not long after.  So while he may be a strange random thing to draw; good memories and a character full of personality are the inspiration behind it..

And here is a photo of the work in progress.  Thanks for looking!


Goldfish Original Acrylic Painting 6×6 Daily Painting

A Goldfish is a symbol for abundance and prosperity and a popular symbol in China. To keep a lose style but mimmick the shimmering and translucency many layers with thin glazes of black, violet, deep blue, red and yellow were used.  I love aquariums and watching fish.  My favorites are the brightly colored ones like goldfish.  The way they shimmer and swim.

This a slightly textured painting. The fishes gills, body and background. Has some raised texture, I applied golden medium with a brush before I began painting.

Media: Artist grade acrylics on gessoed masonite (hardboard). Signed on back with date.

Size: 6×6 inch square, 3/8th of inch thick.

This painting is for sale in my Etsy shop HERE .  I also accept amazon payments now for those that prefer not to use paypal.

My entry in the Nasa Contest made it to the Finals WOOT

I am so excited, my oil painting entry “The Little Astronaut” to the Nasa Space art contest on Etsy made it to the finals in the 2D Original Art category.  Thanks to everyone who voted in the semi-finals.   Wish me luck 😀 TO see all the finalists in each category go HERE

December Free Art Giveaway

Decembers Art giveaway is a MATTED 8×10 inch  print of my acrylic penguins painting “Chicks Dig the Tux” and a scrabble tile pendant  from my Etsy shop of the winners choice.  The print size is 5×7 in the 8×10 white mat, foamcore board and sleeve.

 This giveaway is open to everyone! Feel free to share the link.  Winner will be announced on January 2nd, 2011 on this blog and my facebook fan page

To Enter just reply to this post with your answer to this question:

“One of the the best Christmas gifts I ever got was ________!”

Handmade cards and hugs from my kids! is my answer 🙂



Novembers Art Giveaway Winner is…

Beth G.

Beth’s name was drawn from the hat by my daughter.  Beth won the November Art Print Giveaway of Delphinus.  Congratulations!

Decembers giveaway will be posted on facebook and here.

Free Art Print Giveaway for my Facebook Fans & Blog Followers

Don’t forget to enter the free giveaway only 3 days left.  Info and enter on my blog post HERE  or scroll down two posts.  Just comment on that post for entry, that easy 😀


 19 yrs ago my son died in my arms on Thanksgiving day. He was 5 1/2 months old and had been healthy.  He just stopped breathing.  Thankfully the police were able to revive him 15 minutes later. Had we taken naps and were not waiting on more family to arrive we’d have never known he stopped breathing. 

It would turn out to be the result of RSV virus, associated with crib death. From that point on he spent 2 weeks in intensive care and batteries of tests.  He suffered from asthma growing up as a result but grew to be a fine young man who graduated high school this year.

We don’t celebrate the pilgrims, we celebrate life on Thanksgiving. I am so Thankful for the blessings we have, my children and family. Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Travis we are so proud of you and your decision to serve in the military.  We look forward to your return home and sure will miss you tomorrow.