Friday, January 25, 2013

"Patron Saint of the Flying Dogs"

Another in my series of made-up $aints and Santos.

This is:

"Patron Saint of the Flying Dogs"
15.5" x 24"
Copperleaf and Acrylic on Wood

$till Flying Along, TONY

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"Adam in Eden"

This is the first of six large hexagon shaped canvases I've been painting. This is "Adam", and "Eve" is up next. "Steve" can't be far behind.

"Adam In Eden"
48" x 48"
Hexagon Acrylic on Canvas

Enjoying my first spring here, TONY

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"House O'Dogs"

It's a little hard for me to resist letting images of my two dogs work their way into my paintings, when they're within inches of me nearly every minute of the day. So, I just let them go wild in this painting, without restraint, using my current living room as the background.

"House O' Dogs"
24" x 30"
Acrylic on Canvas

With a big love for little dogs, TONY

Sunday, January 6, 2013

"Thinking of You"

A gift from a friend and supporter of this web site -- Miss Cat.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

"Sweet Pete"

I had only lived in this house a few days when someone knocked on my door. It turned out to be someone running for mayor of Savannah, asking for my vote. He was trounced in the election, but we remained friends ever since.

He is a pilot, refurbishing his own plane himself, and asked me to fly to Miami with him next spring. The plane looks more like a bicycle with wings, but I'll probably end up going with him. And probably end up crashing with him.This is/was my first friend in Savannah.

"Sweet Pete"
24" x 30"
Goldleaf, Acrylic on Canvas

Happy Flying,


Thursday, January 3, 2013

"Eve in Eden"

This is my follow-up painting to "Adam In Eden".

"Eve In Eden"
48" x 48"
Acrylic on Canvas

Someone made a five minute video with my paintings and posted it on I have no idea who it was, but they did a nice job of it. If you'd like to see it, click HERE.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

"Bird Man in the Desert"

As whimsical as most of my Day of the Dead paintings are, I can see they are still autobiographical and telling. This one is influenced by my fascination with the birdlife here in New Mexico, creatures I never really appreciated or even noticed much while in L.A.

I keep adding more seed feeders to the trees in my backyard, insisting each new one is the last one, because huge flocks now congregate here and last month I watched as a hawk swooped down to my feeders and caught a mourning dove, spending two hours devouring it in my tree.
I started to wonder if I was feeding the birds or feeding the hawks. The hummingbirds are my favorites though, by far. Fascinating beings. Tame to me, mean as hell to each other. And they love taunting Junior, knowing he doesn't stand a chance trying to catch them. 

This is titled:

"Bird Man In The Desert"
24" x 30"
Acrylic on Canvas

Humming along,TONY