Thursday, September 26, 2013

American Icons

I just had to. 'Nuff said. Oh, and it's not done yet.

Save the Studio/Customer Appreciation Day at the Studio

This Saturday, September 28th, at Nuttall Art Studio, is a Customer Appreciation Day. The 2 goals for this are: to show my customers my thanks and to raise money to keep the studio open so the local schools can continue to be offered free tours and lessons (while touring), so lessons are still available for all ages, and much more. Bring money. Tell your friends and family. IF YOU BELIEVE in this studio and/or my artwork, stop in. It goes from 12:30-5:30, with snacks and drinks. If you attend, you WILL NOT walk away empty-handed!! Please make sure you sign the sign-in sheet, or put your name on a slip of paper and put in the "attendance" box with your e-mail or mailing address. Also, I will have a donation box at the event to raise funds for a portrait for Nate Payne's family. A West Branch family has lost a member of their family, and the father is in critical condition in the hospital after the two were involved in a car accident. It has shaken the community quite a bit, as he was a popular kid. I want to help, but since I'm struggling to keep the studio (and my sanity), I can only give what I can offer, which is my ability to draw and paint. I will accept ANY amount donated and do a drawing or painting for the family of Nate Payne and his family. If I wasn't throwing this event to save the studio, I would do the artwork for free, and to frame it costs money. I wouldn't want to give them artwork that they have to frame. The family WILL get the drawing at no cost to them. Please spread the word.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


I did illustrations for a coloring book created by Louise Adkins of Hale, Michigan. It's called "Chuckwagon Adventures", printed by Big Horse Books in Hale. Mrs. Adkins is the owner of "Royal Carriage Company", specializing in horse-drawn carriages for events. I didn't draw the cover, but the illustration shown here is by yers truly. If you have kids who are horse-lovers, or just like to color!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Best They Is At What They Do!

This would be a dream come true for me: Popeye and Groo crossover. It will never happen, so I entertain myself with these little scenes (I actually had, or have, a story mapped out where they WOULD crossover).

Friday, September 6, 2013

sergio aragones` and lil sergio

This was a gift I made for the great Sergio Aragones`. It's a ceramic rattle (I learned it from my ceramicist wife!).

Happy Sergio Day!!! Favorite videos (playlist)

To celebrate Sergio Aragones`' 76th birthday, I thought I'd share one of the greatest moments (non-family related) of my life: Sergio drawing not only him, not only GROO, but ME!!