Pet Portrait

10 x 12 painting. A client’s dog, Batgirl. The ears….

Oyster Shell

8 x 11 illustration

Map Making

A map for the novel Follow the River Home, Arbor Farm Press.

Lake Waubesa

14 x 14. Acrylic.

1910, Barbados

8 x 8 illustration

Flight 2

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”—Theodore Roosevelt.

Flight 1

7 x 10. digital pencil study for a painting.

Portrait 2

Acrylic on board 14 x 14. Spent the majority of time on drawing my subject.

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Baby Bull

Acrylic on board. 12 x 12.

Book Illustration

Grand Manan. 4 x 4 illustration. An example of a series of color and black and white illustrations I made for Willa Cather scholar Sue Hallgarth‘s book, On the Rocks: A Willa Cather and Edith Lewis Mystery.

Diva Ilustration

Detail of My Diva illustration. I created the illustration in photoshop with two images and additional digital painting.

My Diva

My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them, edited by Michael Montlack. Inspiring, funny, heart-breaking stories about growing up gay. The contributors describe their  private, transforming, sometimes life-saving relationships with their celebrity Divas. A really fun photo illustration project. Great book.

Forest, up

Acrylic, 3 ft x 3 ft.

Wisconsin Book Design

Book cover, When Horses Pulled the Plow: Life of a Wisconsin Farm Boy, 1910–1929 by Olaf F. Larson. It’s great fun to be handed a good black and white photograph. I enjoy repairing time’s damage, mixing a color palette, and adding other objects and textures that communicate time and place. The author, in his 90s, describes his boyhood farm, tales about his family and neighbors, and the one-room schoolhouse he attended. It’s a good bedtime read for the kids.

Something New from Old

Book cover for The Uncensored Boris Godunov: The Case for Pushkin’s Original Comedy (University of Wisconsin Press). Finding imagery of historical figures can be a challenge. Here, original art was made from a public domain image.

Russian History Book

Book cover, Liberals Under Autocracy by Anton A. Fedyashin. University of Wisconsin Press. The cover of an old journal was used as the foundation of the cover art. I added color and texture and expanded the illustration to fit the 6 x 9 book size.

Book Cover: Guide to Wisconsin Wildlife

I created this book cover illustration by the merging of many photographs.

Historical Photo Restoration: St. Croix RIver

I repaired and colored this photo in photoshop for North Woods River: The St. Croix River in Upper Midwest History.