It was great to see Lynette & Suzette Duncan Weddington at a party Tuesday night. I think the last time the three of us were together was during a play we did at Edgewater High School, ‘Dirty Work at the Crossroads’. Unlike myself, Lynette and Suzette have not changed a bit. Stephen Orth, who played the dastardly bad guy, likely remembers that triumph of us thespians! 😀
Otherwise, I volunteered my bit of humorous illustrative life coaching.
Ashley loves critters and has been known to bring them home. Here she terrifies her husband bringing a selection home.
Thanks to Gar for keeping me awake during the long, foggy, deer-in-the-road drive home.
Was part of a marriage rehearsal Saturday north of St Augustine.
Very honored to meet Bob who started with a mere 20 cents and built a construction company through great work and effort, something that escapes too may today. His company eventually was bought by the Orlando based Hubbard Construction Company. His family is still working for Hubbard, now owned by corporations outside our country.
Rich loves orchids of all kinds, especially bromeliads, and hopes to meet Clyde Butcher someday and purchase a few prints of Clyde’s photography. I told him what great folks Clyde and Nikki are and get on down to Venice, Florida, and say ‘Hello’! Also, he needs to plan a trip to the Fakahatchee Strand to see the elusive Ghost Orchid. You can visit Clyde’s amazing work here on Facebook by clicking here: Clyde Butcher
Troy is part of the historically significant Mickens family in West Palm Beach. He had been part of the also historic New Bethel Church, but has recently gone on to start a new church where he is pastor. Had a few moments to talk Palm Beach County history with Troy and hope I can meet with him in West Palm Beach and get a personal tour of the historic churches.
Here’s my painted watercolor version of the little boy and Dick van Dyke and a penguin.
This is for the family of the little boy they have adopted. The couple was fostering the child due to the actual parent’s drug issues. The child became available for adoption and the two 57 year olds decided to start a new life with a young one. This is for a celebration party for the adoption.
This was done with watercolor on board. Had a lot of trouble with the stripes and wish I’d used color pencil to mark them.
Just finished meeting of the Friends of Silver Springs State Park & got some work done!
The little boy I drew, I am told, starts laughing & getting extremely excited anytime dick van Dyke appears on a TV screen. It started while he watched, the film, ‘Mary Poppins’. The parents have shown him other videos of van Dyke and the reaction is the same. The boy is all of a year and a half old.
Penciled and prepped during the meeting this illustration of a young child person who has a fascination with the perpetual energetic Dick van Dyke. This is the prep before I add watercolor. I’ll post the finished painting tomorrow.
Also pencilled and inked a brilliant political cartoon, too. Ken Culotta called me before the meeting with the gag. Finish of that can be seen in the areas I post those. 😀
Volunteering some Caricatures for Special Olympics Friday night!
I did a rare volunteering of my Improvisational Illustrations 🙂 to help with a fund raising event Friday night for Special Olympics . Thanks to Maria, Don and Loida for inviting me!
See each drawing for a bit behind each. .
‘Can We Finish the Operation Now?’.
Desimer works as a photographer and nurse.
‘Bringing swords to a Hog Fight’.
Ted has lived a full live and had so much to say. His love of armaments, including samurai and broad swords. He’s also known to go hunting.
Chris is one of three people at this event who loves swords. None knew each other shared the like of such long, sharp objects! Chris’ diet swerves from meat eating to vegetarian to meat eating to vegan and back again.
Well, as LinkedIn has been reminding me with messages in the past few hours, June 27th marks 37 years since I placed B-6 to acetate and started drawing caricatures at Ringling Brothers/Barnum and Bailey Circus World in Haines City, #Florida.
Starting four days doing my cartoon improvisation for a large convention.
This is Dhanpat, who is a member of the Economic Advisors for India.
We had a great time discussing economics!
I figure you all have seen enough caricatures over the past few days. So here’s what happened AFTER the event.
After the event I did 3 quick watercolor illustrations of my hosts for the event. Here is Christine Ng of Adastra with her painting.
Been camped out at the Everglades Restaurant catching up on all sorts of artwork, some of which I’ll post tomorrow. Waiter Terry has been great before taking pictures with Swampy. So, I fashioned Terry as a variation of a project I’ve been working on here.
Here’s a better version of the cartoon below!