A gift for my very good friend Carl. This is a portrait of his dog Lucy. Who, by the way, is the best fishing dog I've ever seen. She's often in the boat on our fishing trips. The second pic is of her with her portrait!
Private collection: Rochester, Michigan
* The Woodpecker on the Back Porch
11x14 Oil on canvas board. 2016
A gift to a good friend.
Private collection: Lily Lake, Michigan
Get Comfortable First
Maki's Rules of engagement in any life situation!
1. Get comfortable first
2. Fly low
3. Carry no shit ( mentally )
Hope Grace Joy
16x20 oil on canvas panel 2009
One of my favorite paintings. Inspired by a gravestone I saw in the Utica Cemetery ( Michigan ). See pic. This painting also reminds me of my three brothers who all died as young men in their 20's and 30's. The personalities of the cats remind me of the personalities of my brothers.
Collection of the artist.
Cats Are Cool..
8x10 oil on panel 2015?
"Cats are cool and they don't even stink!" Inspired by what my wife said when we got a new kitten.
(Her family never had pets.). Though her and I, and our son Jeff had a few dogs early on.
Sugar, Sister of Spice
11x14? Acrylic on panel. 2011
Portrait of our beloved (most of the time) cat, Sugar. AKA - Bob, Little Bob, Bump, Hobo, and her Viking name - Hobo Longclaw.
* Coffee Cat
8x10? Oil on canvas panel
Private collection: Berkley, Michigan
Both. 14x11? Oil on canvas panel. 2010
These two paintings were always a pair. They are our two cats when they were kittens. I gave these paintings as a gift to my lovely niece Ariel, who has a cat and has a way with cats that is magic!
7x5. Acrylic on canvas board. 2012
I love this painting - the cat looks like my cat Sugar (AKA Hobo, Bob, Little Bob, Bump, and her Viking name- Hobo Longclaw). I love this frame too. Found it at a junk store.