The picture above is Goulding's Ghost, one of my favorites. I still have it, will probably die with it.
The two above it are reproductions of my second and third sales.
The one on the left is "A Russian Dream" (this was during the cold war, all Soviets were "Russian") the subtitle is "Ivan Ivanovich wants to see his Red Sons in the Sail Set".
The one on the right was commissioned and titled "If I ever get a window office, the window will face a brick wall". Both were done in 1974, as I remember, and bought by the same person.
March 17, 2012
I've been painting since Verle Nelson and Mary Lou Anderson (both now dead) introduced me to the desire to move oil paint
around on canvas or a board in 1966. I credit Verle for my desire to show this stuff on the internet, Mary Lou for technical advice and inspiration.
They were both college educated artists, I am entirely self taught (with Mary Lou's help). One of the joys of painting is satisfying yourself, to hell with the public. I have never actively pursued selling anything that I have done. I have, however sold a few things.
The first was a pencil drawing of a Playboy centerfold about 3 feet long, on butcher paper with a homemade frame. One of the people I worked with offered me $3 for it sight unseen. After delivery, she gave me a carton of my brand of cigarettes and two bottles of Mateus rose wine, cause she thought it worth more than $3.
An ocean side cliff scene was bought by a co-worker, one of my first attempts at Delicate Arch went to another co-worker. A commission of a barn to a third. A commission of a Native American dancer to one of my favorite people. I don't have photos of any of these, so you have to trust me that I did them.
So, I guess that I have been a lot more sucesseful than Vincent Van Gogh while still alive.
I doubt that I will have any better sales after I die, though.
Added an Autobiography page to complement the remarks above. Also a bikes and cars page for those of you who are more visually oriented. I wouldn't blame anyone for not wanting to read my ramblings. April, 2013
Added a page of odds and ends to complement the remarks above. This page starts out with some photos of the inside of my studio as of April 17, 2013. As I get around to it, I will add photos of other things that have no real value to anyone but me. One of those things are a bunch of photos of the model build of the Charles W Morgan that took up a lot of my free time between 1990 and 1999.