Among the paintings I’m behind with due to too many difficulties last year is this of Seminole Wars Naval reenactor Kim Ceullers. Kim travels around, in between his work, and speaks and re-enacts various times in 1800s America. He was a speaker for a museum I’ve been involved with. This is a Thank You for his speaking.
A successful night Friday night during Champions for Champions Fun, Dine, Wine and Giving Night. Much was raised through the dinner, silent auction and other fund raising activities, including some raised by my doing some drawing.
Champions for Champions mission “is to enrich family lives and values through providing and facilitating educational, sports, music, and life skill programs for people with special needs.”
I had the opportunity to meet Bill at an event near Spring hill & Weeki Wachee, Florida on Sunday. I met him as he played Stardust and a medley from The Phantom of the Opera. He complained that he missed notes. Sounded great to me. Especially for a fellow of 94 years. Bill drove a tractor trailer most of his career in Canada after his family moved him from England as a teen.
Here’s the watercolor illustration i did of 80 year young Nancy, the birthday girl, who was being honored at the party.
A few images of the life coaching caricatures I did at an event Saturday night in Tampa, Florida.
The first photo is of Rhoda, who is 3 generations Native Floridian from Tampa in one side of family and 5 generations Native Floridian from around Monticello on the other side. I’m going to help her plan a family reunion near Orlando to see Orange County history and not have folks running off to the kiddie amusement parks.
The next image is of Rhoda’s husband who’s training ng as a boxer includes the 5th Street Gym in Miami. How about that, Tom Orr!
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. 😀