Grandpa Handelman

I have a newfound love of doing vintage portraits.  Several weeks ago, I did my own self-portrait as a toddler.  This time, it’s my grandpa in the spotlight.  I started using a color called ‘transparent orange oxide’, which is a fabulous color for...
An intimate portrait of myself

An intimate portrait of myself

Last Tuesday, I made a remarkable move that will affect the rest of my art career.  At least I hope it will.  I found a master painter about an hour from where I live, in a small pottery/cermaics town called Yingge.  His name is A.W. Lin.  It reminds me of my old...
Secret Indoor Garden

Secret Indoor Garden

Secret Indoor Garden 11.5.15 This painting was inspired by Ft. Domingo in Tamsui, Taiwan. My old stomping grounds. Spaniards settled here in the 1600’s and you can see some Spanish influences around here. I wanted a solitary garden to go with it, so I created...
When Love Smiles

When Love Smiles

I was participating in my first art show in over a year and I was displaying my portrait drawings for the first time, along with some new, smaller paintings. I wanted to focus more on the energy of my being so I became more calm and relaxed. Sometimes it is nice to...

“Christina (Pearl)” my first Asian portraits

Here is my latest drawing.  My first Asian portrait!  This was from a photo taken at a local beach in Busan. Just started drawing late at night and it turned into something more. It’s amazing when you work without lofty expectations, because I really got into...