Samuel – Blacksmith

Samuel – Blacksmith

Self Portrait as Samuel Dorsey – Blacksmith – Born 1799 in Virginia. This is the second stage of the portrait series – my self portrait as my ancestor. Samuel was a Blacksmith in the wilderness of Virginia. He married Nancy Nutter in 1823 and they...
John Dorsey – Pioneer

John Dorsey – Pioneer

Self Portrait as John Dorsey – Pioneer – Born ca. 1756 in Maryland. This is the next stage of the portrait series in progress – my self portrait as my ancestor. John Dorsey was a pioneer. He boldly left Maryland sometime after 1799 with his wife Arah...
Scott – Fifty

Scott – Fifty

Putting the finishing touches on my portrait of Scott DelVecchio. He’s the latest member of the Fifty Project. On deck are Skip and Finchman. Those of you who are waiting are losing a seat at the dinner table....
Sid the Cat

Sid the Cat

Dave Elmore of Sol International Foundation in Roatan Honduras has commissioned me to paint Sid, a local hero. The preliminary sketch. Studio view of the work in progress. I worked from the iPad on a tripod and the photo. I used this photo for the torso part of the...
Painting the Studio

Painting the Studio

I’m feeling a little crowded in my studio space, so I’ve decided to paint it.  No, the walls aren’t getting a new coat of color. I’m painting the contents of the studio space, which includes an antique Singer sewing machine, a recliner, a fan, a fridge, a clothes...
Portrait of Gene

Portrait of Gene

Patty’s late brother Gene loved boats and fishing and he listened to Jimmy Buffet. He served 4 years in the Coast Guard and later he had his Captain’s license and spent a lot of time on the water....