Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I finally am getting back to drawing from live models. This is a 20 minute Charcoal drawing on 24"x18" paper. Model: Sheri 12-5-11
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Thursday, November 10, 2011


Marko, is my youngest Grandson. Quite a character, with a ton of personality. He is a great model... he may even know this at the age of 2 years. this sketch was done from a phot at the park over lunch. The front seat of my car seems to be the best studio I have right now.
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Monday, September 26, 2011


I am not usually enamoured by phot's or drawings of myself. this was a quick drawing in an attempt to get into an art show, requiring some sort of self portrait. I like the more serious expression, probably never draw my smiley face...to corny for me. the details are just ok for my taste, shadows hit and miss, but with all that said ienjoyed drawing it in the end.
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Friday, September 23, 2011


Another uick pose of Rachel. This was done on a light vellum paper with willow charcoal. easy to draw quick and eliminate mistakes just as fast!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I haven't been able to get to drawing sessions lately. Finally went again last night. Good model with great poses.
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Monday, May 2, 2011

Preliminary sketch for painting of my grandson

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Monday, April 25, 2011


Not a very creative name. I am trying to take some of the quick figure sketches I've done and create colorful pastels out of them. This was from a 3 minute pose. So I want to see how lighting, form, and if I can capture a mood in 3 minutes or less!. Gives me something to shoot for.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Reflections of a Mother and Daughter

The source for this is from aLiberian Refugee camp in Ghana, image from a friend of mine "Lucy" who volunteered at this camp. hard to say what these to ladies are looking at. Definitely focussed on the same issue the same way. while i have no price on this and do not have the exact information at this point, i promised some proceeds for sales of this work to go back to Lucy for support of these women she worked with.

Size 20 in. x 48 in.

Medium: Oil

Contact me for pricing
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Sunday, April 10, 2011


I'm presuming Rachel had her baby this week. hopefully i'll get a chance to draw them both/together.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011



Thanks to all for participating in the dawing session at Loveland's Art Lab! Good Job Frankie! I like your horses
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011


This is my grandson Marko James. Cutest little guy! This is pastel on canvas board I painted with acrylic and pumice for texture and background color. Painted late last night. He is so tiny compared to my hands.
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

FronapfelFineArt: Preview "Northern Colorado Writers Gallery Show"

Northern Colorado Writers Gallery Show

I will be showing my art work in the Northern Colorado Writers Gallery
Where: Northern Colorado Writers (.com) 108 E.Monroe. Fort Collins Colorado
Show runs through the months of March and April
Hours M-F 9:00-3:00

Reception TBA

Friday, February 25, 2011


I made some new pastel paper using acrylic mixed with pumice and smeered on paper with a palette knife. this made a great background which made it impossible for me to overwork the pastels. This was good for me since I have a tendancy to work my pastels to mud sometimes.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I know he's not a boxer, just named 'Boxer'. This is a quick sketch of a friend of mine's Bernese puppy. i am working on some dog drawings for a bar in Milleken Colorado.
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Love My great Grandpa

This is a work in progress, I may leave this as is then redo it in little different style. This is my Granddaughter and my dad. Photo reference was take by my wife "Mother and Daughter Perfect Moments", and this sure was one! http://www.motherdaughterphotos.com/
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Sunday, January 9, 2011

There is the possibility of a new bar opening called "The Dawg" If i can get enough drawings together maybe I'll get to have an exclusive show for my art work. Have a dog...want a painting done? give me a call.
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