Category Archives: Painting

Mark Twain

mark twain painting lenovo pad

Mark Twain painting done on a Lenovo 10″ Pad

Painting of Mark Twain

This piece was created with SketchBook app (AutoDesk), on a Lenovo 10″ Pad, using a MEKO stylus. I’m a big fan of author and humorist Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). This is my first painting using the SketchBook app (after a bit of mucking around to try things out) and I find the app is quite powerful! I don’t paint well with my hand tremor, but SketchBook has undo levels, paint over, erasers, layers, even limited cut, size, and paste options, for those of us who blunder our way through a painting.

Typically, my paintings are for sale, but since this is a digital painting, and not very large, there is nothing to sell, unless I offer prints or mugs or other products featuring the painting (watch this site for info).

Sharon’s Luscombe

luscombe plane

“Sharon’s Luscombe” Acrylic on MDF, 7″ x 5″

From time to time I get a commission to paint something so exciting and fun that I wonder why I hadn’t thought to do it already. “Sharon’s Luscombe” is one such commission. Thanks to some dear friends and a new friend in England, I got an opportunity to paint this beautiful Silvaire Luscombe. It was built in the 1940s and Sharon can’t seem to stop flying it. Imagine that. I listened to the Glenn Miller Band playing while I worked on it.



dusk, acrylic on mdf, 5" x 7"

“Dusk” Acrylic on MDF, 7″ x 5″

Night paintings are especially difficult for me, and so they are especially tempting to do.

This is a much traveled road, the road north to Denver, where surgeries are, where dear friends reside, where we board the plane to attend a funeral, where my daughter just bought a new house, where my son worked as a software developer, where Doc Holliday was arrested and jailed, where I met Terry Pratchett, where the Beatles stayed at the Brown Palace Hotel, where I attend a Dylan concert each year, the Mile High City, home of the Denver Broncos and the Unsinkable Molly Brown… yep, that Denver.