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Various illustrations that might be difficult to categorize

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Les Daniels
This is my finished painting inspired by Benjamin Franklin's 1745 letter, "Advice to a Young Man on the Choice of a Mistress." Part of the wonderful new three-volume compendium edited by Russ Kick, "The Graphic Canon. " My painting appears in the first volume.

Instead of literally illustrating the text of Frankin's 1745 letter, I painted a picture showing the first flirtations between an itinerant silhouettist and a well-to-do-widow that may lead up a sybaritic assignation.

The scene shows a street in Philadelphia sometime about the last quarter of the 1700s. The shadow portraitist complements a fine lady on the quality of her classic profile and offers to cut her likeness for only the enjoyment and artistic pleasure of the experience.

Behind them, a British grenadier enjoys his pipe and the scene as it plays out in front of his recruiting office.
Choosing a Mistress

H. P. Lovecraft
Here's a Harley Davidson Flaming eagle that I had a lot of fun designing. The parameters for this job were fairly confined and the client knew exactly what he wanted. There are many versions of Harley Davidson flaming eagles out there and this one had to fall in line with all of them but not be a duplicate of any of them. A fun project! This job might have created the largest size print at which my art has ever been reproduced. (See the billboard)
Harley Flaming eagle
Here's the largest print of my artwork available... well at least the flaming eagle part. This was fun to see off to the side of Rte. 64 here in Virginia. If I climb up there and sign it, will it make the billboard more valuable?
Harley Billboard