One of my goals this winter in Florida was to do a painting of a famous place in Tuscany, Italy. With paint brush in one hand, and a glass of wine in the other, I completed that goal this week. A few friends came over for the unveiling. I have not painted in over five years. This was a 1st jab at getting back into it. Hope you enjoy! ~ Dave

Hair-Daze…follow up to Bad Hair Day!


As a follow up, here is Mandy after her haircut…sulking! It’s hard to imagine a pooch so consumed with a self image, lol! For whatever reason Mandy needs a few days to recompose herself after a hair raising episode at the beautician. By the weekend the queen of beauty will emerge from her kennel of refuge to reveal the stunner she really is. In the meantime, we must ponder the enigma.

Portrait ~ (Experiment)

DC Portrait

Great…just what the world needs, another shameless selfie! But, practice makes perfect (not that I’m there by any means) and finding a willing model to sit whilst I fiddle about with a myriad of camera settings, and not to mention finding the right light, well you get the rationale. Besides, some of the worlds greatest artists did selfies…a lot of Rembrandt’s portrait paintings were of (gasp) himself. To his credit…at least he had better hats! Lol!

Ok, Maybe I’m a bit self conscience. It is what it is…! That being said, I’ve been working on some different portrait styles using endless layering and blend modes in photo shop, however, to date my subjects have been mostly birds. For the most part I’m pretty happy with my Jekyll & Hyde experimenting on myself. Its so difficult to try and find ones own style. Lord knows I’ve been trying for years. Maybe this is it…we’ll see. Only time will reveal the monster, or the corpse!! ~ Dave

Heckle & Jeckle ~ 2019

Heckle & Jeckle ~ 2019

I shot these two lovely gents (or ladies) at the bird sanctuary on Madeira Beach Fl. My grandson was with me at the time and he was both mesmerized and terrified. Fortunately, for us, the buzzards just finished dining on a few discarded hamburgers & fries!