Friday, May 30, 2014

BB and Lucille

I had the thrill and pleasure of briefly meeting BB King about 19 years ago in the Atlanta airport.  He was sitting by himself, with Lucille of course, so I said hello, had a few words, and shook the great mans hand.  He was a true gentleman.  The painting is a gift for a young hockey buddy on his 40th birthday.  He is a collector of guitars and enjoys playing them every chance he gets.  This is the closest he'll get to receiving a guitar from me...ha!

oil on board  7 1/2' X 7 1/2"  NFS

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mom

A portrait of my dear mother as she looks at ninety two.  It will be interesting to see her reaction...probably won't agree with the little bit extra below the cheek...ha!  She has always taken pride in her appearance, and many much younger women have admired her lovely skin and look.  Apparently a lifetime of daily Nivea cream applications did the trick.  Nothing to do with the genes.  I am sending this portrait to my sister on the event of her sixtieth birthday.

oil on board  8" x 10"  NFS