Friday, May 27, 2011
Imagine our surprise when Buff and I were watching the American Idol finale and we saw this during the trailer of the new movie "Crazy Stupid Love" starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Bacon, Julianne Moore and a number of other big names. I guess my Landy made it to the "big time"!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I'd like to share a little, but somewhat lengthy, story with you.
In March of 2011, I was approached by Amanda Kloski vet-tech and foster parent to Wall-E, the now-famous pup who survived euthanasia twice. She wanted to know if I would paint a portrait of him to help raise funds to build a new shelter that they are in desperate need of - part of the reason he was scheduled for euthanasia. After hearing the entire story, I thought, how could I say no? I was humbled by their request.
It was also odd that just several days earlier I had read Wall-E's story, and like most stories involving our four-legged friends, it moved me in a profound way. If you are unfamiliar with Wall E-'s miraculous "tail" of survival, please see his story located here or his appearance on ABC's Good Morning America located here.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The purpose of the competition is to showcase the talent of the state's high school artists. An event will be held this Saturday, April 30th to announce the winning piece which will be displayed at the United States Capital campus along with other winning pieces from around the country for one year. Full details on the event may be found below...
When: Saturday, April 30th at 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Where: Arizona Historical Society Museum in Papago Park
(1300 N. College Ave Tempe, 85281)
See the piece below which I was "pawticularly" drawn to because it reminded me of Roy Speaks!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
It is with a heavy heart that I say good-bye to Elizabeth Taylor. She had a big heart and I feel honored to have worked with her – I will always remember her for that gift. As with many of my works, I try and do something good with them for charity. And, so was the case with the commission I did for her of her beloved canine companion, “Sugar”. Upon completing the painting, Elizabeth and I agreed to create a series of limited editions and have her and I sign them, donating a percentage of sales to Whispering Hope Ranch, an organization for special needs kids and animals. This camp is a wonderful place where kids and animals share in a healing and loving experience. May Elizabeth and Sugar be together again – our thoughts are with both of you.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Did you know we didn't have digital cameras back then? We had to shoot negative film and cross our fingers that the image would turn out. The color - OMG - may luck prevail. And, dates were not automatically put on your file as they are today in the computer age. So when you go back and look at color prints - you find yourself asking, "when in the h@#! did I take that shot?????
My 20 Year Retrospective is underway and will be on our site soon - as a work in progress....