oil pastel on illustration board 25"w x 20"h The flowered wallpaper background was borrowed from Paul Gauguin's self portrait titled "Les Miserables" that he painted for Vincent Van Gogh.
"The Day Vincent Met Walt"
oil pastel on illustration board 12"w x 14"h This oil pastel portrait of my friend Walt uses patterns and designs from one of Van Gogh's paintings of "The Postman: Joseph Roulin."
oil pastel on illustration board 14"w x 10"h
"Into the Western Light"
oil pastel on illustration board 30"w x 19"h During the final weeks of her life my wife wrote one of her last poems from her nursing home bed. when dan was building our porch I hoped it would be a place where I could go out at noon and feel like I was sitting on the face of the sun I hope I will get to go home again and sit on the face of the sun again.
oil pastel on illustration board 15.5"w x 22.5"h A study for my oil painting "Farmer's Market"
oil pastel on illustration board 19.5"w x 30"h A study for my oil painting "Farmer's Market.
"Clyde and Tide"
oil pastel on illustration board 20"w x 24"h The shape of the well rounded cat body echoes the shape of the detergent bottle at his side.
"DeGraff Daily News"
oil pastel on 4 sheets of illustration board 56.5"w x 40"h SOLD Four men meet in the town filling station to discuss the news of the day. The station is filled with oil cans, a gumball machine, tire repair apparatus and a suitcase. From an historic photograph of the 1940s.
"Princess and Pea"
oil pastel on smooth Bristol 17.5"w x 21.5"h The softness of the child's beloved pink blanket is contrasted with the pile of bright multicolored blankets and an afghan that she is sleeping on top of.
oil pastel on illustration board 7.5"w x 9.5"h I saw a similarity between the crown on the Statue of Liberty and this Aztec dancer's feathered head dress.