One Man's Junk is Another Man's Treasure
Disney has been an inspiration to me my whole life. Every week I watched Walt Disney on TV talk about what his Imagineers were creating and what was new in his parks. You can see his influence in some of my work below.
This is a painting of a photo of my son blissfully enjoying Disney World!
FROM MY YOUTH
I began this painting when I was a teenager but had no idea how to complete the ocean background. I was determined to finish it correctly. 20 years later I finally learned a technique that would allow me to complete it. My patience and dedication finally paid off. This was the longest I ever waited to complete a painting.
I was teaching my wife techniques for creating shadows when I decided to do an experiment by mixing water color with oil based paints. Because these repelled one another a patina affect was created. Even though these were simple sketches to begin with, we felt the results were impressive enough to frame and keep.