Not really stained glass

My first effort at this for our own bathroom.  Paints were a variety of transparent paints, stains and textures applied by brush, sponge and spray can.  This window is 18″ x 36″.  

Not really stained glass

This window insert was created for my late father-in-law from a thumbnail image in a greeting card catalog.  The panel measures 48″ x 17″.  

Bank commission

This painting was grouped together in a collage of other small studies of earlier buildings that served this banking enterprise.  The commission was ordered to celebrate their 100th year in business.  

Metal advertising sign

Another effort at re-creating an advertising panel from an old magazine ad.  Again, the metal panel has bends and blemishes for character.  My father owned this early 50s vintage ancestor of the SUVs.  My mother called it the “box.” The Willys was Jeep’s effort to produce a line of passenger cars in those years.  Before […]

Metal advertising sign

  You’re not likely to find this one in a store.  My favorite uncollectible Ford Thunderbird – the four-door model with Continental-inspired center opening doors, referred to by many as “suicide doors).  The car was the only sedan in the late 60s personal luxury category of gimmick cars that featured all the design fads of […]

Ghost mural restoration

                                                                    Most cities have them – old hand painted wall murals that have faded with time. Work is underway here to restore […]

Church foyer

This is a favorite foyer shot from the files.  The hall really doesn’t go much of anywhere but was needed to accommodate the stacks of windows for the front of the church.  The sanctuary is positioned at a 45 degree angle, so the entry foyer is actually at a port entrance halfway down the side […]

Metal advertising sign

This is something you’ll not likely find elsewhere – an advertising sign with a random arrangement vehicles of different model years.  The background is based on an actual location along interstate 74 in northwestern Illinois between Peoria and the Quad Cities.  The green Chevy II station wagon was a vehicle I owned at the time. […]

Restored theater marquee

This metal marquee was found in attic space above a downtown store and donated to our local museum.  After i repainted it, a neon bender re-installed the neon tubing to bring the old sign back to life.  It is mounted in the center hall of the Amory Regional Museum, which is the subject of a […]


This banner was approximately 40′ long x 6′ high, painted on two rows of butcher paper.  This was the year after the historic devastation of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi – a most appropriate theme!