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I’ve been Painting Trumpet Players! – November 5th, 2017

by on Nov.06, 2017, under Caricatures

Performed for a private birthday party in The Villages, Florida, Sunday night. Great group. I did this for the birthday boy, who has the same taste in music as me. I’m at few events these days where Red Nichols, Matt Munro and Lerner and Lowe come up.

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I’ve been Painting Trumpet Players! – November 5th, 2017

by on Nov.05, 2017, under Caricatures, What's New?

Performed for a private birthday party in The Villages, Florida, Sunday night. Great group. I did this for the birthday boy, who has the same taste in music as me. I’m at few events these days where Red Nichols, Matt Munro and Lerner and Lowe come up.

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I’ve been illustrating interesting people for restaurant show pieces Friday night! – Nov. 3rd, 2017

by on Nov.04, 2017, under Caricatures

Locally owned (my favorite kind of) restaurant, Kafe Kokopelli in Dade City, Florida, has me drawing their regular customers, and they have many of those, to decorate their walls with. I’m diving a little deeper with each person and working in a more compelling illustration to spark interest in the art and the person drawn. Here are three.
 
Though I took a bunch of photos of folks with their drawings, I didn’t take all. Including two shown here.
 
Take a trip to Dade City and nab a meal at Kafe Kokopelli and see the drawings I did first go round in September!

Jean worked at McDonnell-Douglas for years involving the construction of their military aircraft. She also loves cruises, has a cat and, though a Southerner from Lumberton, North Carolina, can not stand biscuits and gravy!

Cindy camps, has a dog and loves pizza.

Larry likes cars, show tunes and playing a guitar. Here i got the chance of quickly composing a little ditty including his legal career and part ownership of Kafe Kokopelli.

Here is Jean and her drawing.

 

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#Inktober #21 – I’ve been drawing wedding guests! – October 21st, 2017

by on Oct.22, 2017, under Caricatures, What's New?

  

#Inktober #21

Sharing a few of the many drawings I drew tonight at a wedding in the very tucked away community of Glen Saint Mary, Florida. Was the end of the night, most had left, so I cut loose scribbling critters for this critter lover. The one critter she adamantly does not love is the palmetto bug. So out he goes! 🙂

Have found myself reconnecting with my old City of Orlando planning and engineering days this past week. Here it continues with a couple who own a surveying firm in South Georgia. We had a great exchange of surveying and engineering stories.

The last illustration is of a lady who is a dental hygienist who takes whatever free time she has to hunt deer. Inverting the whole thing was fun! 🙂

A really great part of the event was to discover it all took place in an historic citrus and plant nursery with structures from the 1880s to 1915. As you can imagine, I was in Florida history heaven. The owners gave me a ton of history of the property and so much more. I have to get back and really see the property.

Parked at the moment to post this and plan the coming week at a spot I love and haven’t been able to get to lately, Lollicup. Despite the two months since here, they still remember my order! Nam Diep, you have a Terrific staff!

 

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I’ve been drawing life enhancing caricatures in Ocala! – August 17th, 2017

by on Aug.18, 2017, under Caricatures

I’ve been sick this past week and worked to get better for work to do and two events Thursday and Saturday.

I was fortunate to draw for an assisted living facility Thursday. As always, i hear so many wonderful stories. Here are a few and their stories….

A note of the photographs: Had something fading out most all I took. Sorry about that.

Kathryn long hauled bananas for a couple decades back when few women were on the road in a cab by themselves for days on end. These days she crochets.

Gloria’s family goes back, far, far back in Florida history. Family owns or lives on the islands in the Suwanee River. She isn’t able to get back into the Florida wilds she loves and misses fishing. These days she likes to play the organ.

Jessie is a Scottish lassie who loves cards and clowning around. Even her brightly colored attire reflects her playful fun.

Earl is full Cherokee. He mentioned his displeasure with how things have turned out for the Cherokee. Otehrwise, Earl struggles with what to say and his memory. I have him in the early 1800s in Tennessee approaching an American Army encampment.

Debbie has a number of things she likes to do, like reading romances. She also loves watching old western TV programs, like Maverick, Laramie, Tales of the Wells Fargo, etc.

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I’ve been Watercoloring Birthday People! – July 21st, 2017

by on Jul.21, 2017, under Caricatures

Here’s the watercolored painting of the illustration yesterday. I’ll be delivering this to the birthday lady at her party Saturday south of Fort Myers, Florida, that I’m also performing at.

This was done on Arches watercolor board with various types of watercolor, brushes and inks.

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I’m drawing Birthday People! – July 20th, 2017

by on Jul.20, 2017, under Caricatures

This lovely lady has a birthday this weekend at an event i’ll be performing. Here is a piece I’m working on to be given her at the event in Fort Myers this Saturday. It’s already for watercolor, which I will add Friday.

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I’m drawing life coaching caricatures in Apopka! – July 3rd, 2017

by on Jul.03, 2017, under Caricatures

Sunday I was in Apopka, Florida, creating some life coaching artwork….

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I’m life coaching caricaturing in Cocoa Beach! – July 2nd, 2017

by on Jul.02, 2017, under Caricatures

Been whipping up some life coaching caricatures in Cocoa Beach, Florida, Saturday for a private event.

One fellow asked about old friend Greg Gray. We both spoke of missing Greg, since he moved to Minnesota last year, and the fantastic magic he does with charcoal!

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