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Paris Royal Comfort

paris royal comfort, kitty

“Paris Royal Comfort” 7x5in. Acrylic on MDF.

For more than two decades my two kitties have kept me company, and very pleasant company at that. One kitty is gone now, and this pretty girl, Paris, remains with me. Although she’s getting older, and has sustained a back injury that makes it difficult for her to get around, she’s nevertheless happy, curious, a bit of a fighter, and very affectionate. This is her favorite spot on the loveseat for watching Stark Trek and other shows with me in the evening. Either here, or in my lap.


Father and Child

father and child

“Father and Child” 6x6in. Acrylic on MDF.

I began work on this painting over a decade ago. When my hand tremor appeared, I quit painting. But I revisited the pencil version of this piece over the years to make minor changes to it because I was not satisfied with it. It was originally 24″ x 24″. After a number of revisions, I painted this tiny version, and I’m satisfied with it.

The “style” is a combination of Ancient Egyptian art, Graphic Design, Art Deco, and Art Naive— and it’s my favorite style to work in. I developed this approach in the mid 1980s. But I expect this is the last piece I’ll do in this style; the hard edges are too difficult do with a trembling hand. Yes, the image is riddled with unintended symbolism (I’ve no idea how that happened).


Queen’s Cottage

queen's cottage, acrylic on mdf, 4" x 4"

“Queen’s Cottage” Acrylic on MDF, 4″ x 4″

This is inspired by one of the Daily Paintworks weekly challenges, “The Meaning of Spring.” Of course, where I am, spring seems to come with blizzards followed by wildfires that last all summer. Another sky full of smoke today, so this piece, “Queens Cottage” in Kew Gardens, London England, is especially refreshing to me. Thanks to Dylan Wells for the use of his photo, and for his challenge.

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tamal, acrylic on mdf, 4" x 4"

“Tamal” Acrylic on MDF, 4″ x 4″

When my friend was on a special diet that required low iodine (those of you familiar with thyroid cancer know the diet I’m referring to), I did all the cooking for him, and eventually for half a dozen people from his team, who preferred his lunches to theirs. They LOVED my tamales, and yet, it was the first time I’d ever made tamales. I learned how to make a decent hot sauce to sprinkle on top, too.

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