The Notorious RBG-Art blog

“The Notorious R.B.G." As a kid, I admittedly wasn’t paying as much attention to history and political science as I should have been. I only cared about music. I heard it in my head, I wrote it, I was constantly…

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A JRT NAMED JACK

A JRT NAMED JACK:   THE COMMISSION AND HOW IT CAME TO ME

I guess I’ve been around here for awhile. So Sara Dernberger and I have many people, places and things in common. Mostly, I have seen her smiling…

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In Memory of Chloe

IN MEMORY OF CHLOE: HOW THE COMMISSION CAME TO ME I don’t really remember when I didn’t know Leslie Campbell but as a kid I knew her as Leslie Beckett. Her uncle was married to my cousin. Pretty sure we…

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Edgewater: A Commission Story

COMMISSION: I recently got a request to paint a scene from Edgewater Park in Cleveland, Ohio. I knew nothing of this place or the scene even though it is in my own state. It is a winter scene. Since I…

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"Brinkli": She's a Therapy Dog Kinda Girl

“BRINKLI” THE COMMISSION AND HOW IT CAME TO BE I worked in the health care industry for a few years awhile back. I came to know and be very fond of many Nurses, STNA’s, Administrators and Social Workers. I was…

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TAKE A MEMO: THE TRUE STORY OF A COMMISSION

THE COMMISSION: HOW IT CAME INTO MY ORBIT

I really hadn’t met Celeste Piccinini when the commission for her dog had been placed. Her brother-in-law, DD, sent me a message asking that I do the painting for his brother…

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Knight in "Rusty" Armour: A little dog's story.

WHO: BACKSTORY OF THE COMMISSIONER 

A very nice lady named Melinda contacted me about an original painting of her dog.  I met Melinda through a group of my very good friends one night at the Buckeye Lake Brewery. In…

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WHEN SONNY CAME HOME

“WHEN SONNY CAME HOME” A project so dear to me for so many reasons, “When Sonny Came Home” was a commissioned piece requested of me prior to Christmas by Brenda Daubenmire.

DAUBENMIRES AND HOW I KNEW THEM: My first…

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