Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Africa

This painting was inspired by a photo taken from a speeding bus as I traveled from Bujumbura, Burundi to the mountain town of Gitega on my first trip to the Homes of Hope Orphanage. I knew when I saw this man in his traditional robes, that I would one day paint this scene. Before him Africa is changing as quickly as the approaching storm. The soil in Burundi is orange clay, thus the use of orange throughout the painting. I hope you enjoy it.

Friday, November 23, 2012

The President's Big Drive- Presidential version

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012


The Washington Dems love you !

You pulled it off !

Four more years and Election Night celebrations! Cheers to you Mr President, and to all of us !

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The President says if you haven't done so already...GO VOTE! He would like you to vote for him, of course, but he wants to you participate in this great democracy by voting. Today is the day! November 6 -  Election Day!

Monday, November 5, 2012

The President oversees the final touches in preparation for the Big Day on November 6!

We're ready for Election Day, Mr. President!

Friday, November 2, 2012

The President arrives in Seattle, Washington. From the east coast to the west coast, the President has made friends wherever he has traveled.

Tula and the President fill out her ballot. How will she vote, Mr. President?

The President is pleased!

Kathy and Tula and the President put their ballot in the ballot box. 

It was a great trip Mr. President! Traveling across the country, making new friends, and seeing the incredible beauty that is America is a journey that every American should make. 

But Mr. President, there is one more task to accomplish. On November 6, let's see  if you complete your big journey to the White House for a second term! 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The President keeps close tabs on Hurricane Sandy

From coast to coast- the President sticks his podium in the Pacific!

The President strolls through the woods to research environmental policy.

Kathy and the President in "Peace" with the redwoods.

One big man welcomes another.

The President takes time to play in the sand.

Without a doubt, we live in America the Beautiful!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The President gives a brief campaign speech in Yosemite.

The St. Francis welcomes the President into San Francisco.

Time to relax now. The President has a cocktail in the hotel bar.

San Francisco loves the President.

The locals love the President.

Superheros love the President too!

Friday, October 26, 2012

The President knows the urgency of oil independence, especially in Shoshone, CA! 

Tula, Kathy and the President arrive at the lowest point in North America- Badwater Basin in Death Valley. Is Badwater the name of a Political Action Committee?

The President wants to race on the salt flats. But Mr. President, you are in a race now... a big, big race!

Rancher Cecile tells the President a thing or two, but Ann loves them both!

The President formulates plans for energy independence at the Hoover Dam

Las Vegas, and a drink at Picasso in the Bellagio Hotel to chat with the 1% and listen to their concerns about their wealth- with the stock market at its highest and their taxes at their lowest! Go figure! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The President contemplates Arizona politics at the Petrified Forest.

The President campaigns door to door in Holbrook, AZ.

The President tames a jackalope...surely he can tame the electorate!

 America the Beautiful, and nothing more beautiful than the Grand Canyon!

Tula and the President are speechless in the Canyon!

Dutch visitors to the Canyon love the President!

Arizona visitors love the President too!

The chef loves the President!

The waitress loves the President!

... and the Navajo love the President too!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dancing to Chuck Berry with the President. We'll get our kicks on Route 66!

The President contemplates his energy policies in the Panhandle of Texas

The President hitchhikes for a while on Route 66!

The President LOVES alternate energy!

Leading the way on Route 66!

The Beach Boys in his mind! California Dreaming?

The President remembers John Kennedy in Dallas, Texas.

A quiet spot of remembrance for the President.

The memories give chills to us all, even the President.