Circle and Heart Oil Paintings
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Many people who come in the Gallery have no idea how these circle paintings are made. They guess yarn, silly string, even cake frosting. But they are done by filling large glass syringes with oil paint that has been mixed with … Read More

Jamie’s personalized Wedding Invitation
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Back in 2006 John and Linda asked me to do a wedding invitation for them. Both are avid runners and wanted that incorporated into the design, not easy. They loved the final drawing and I did too. I had never … Read More

Jamie Hayes commissioned Pet Portrait
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People always seem to enjoy the story behind the picture, so I am going to start posting some of the more interesting histories behind the pictures. ‘Mo Drums” was originally a commission by someone who wanted a painting of their beloved … Read More

JP’s Blues Bash
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One of my earliest commissions with this style of art was a guy in Maine who is a lobster fisherman and holds a Blues Bash every year. He recently just had his last Blues Bash and we resurrected the first … Read More

Getting Back in the Swing
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I have finally gotten back to do a little painting each day for an hour or 2. I just finished this one for a very patient lady. I will be doing prints of it as soon as I get it … Read More

Slowly feeling better
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Hi all, I am slowly feeling better and the back pain is better. I’m happy to be back at work and incredibly I’m able to sign and should be drawing soon too. The operation involved injecting a cement into the … Read More

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Hi everybody, I hope the weather is as glorious where you are as it is in New Orleans; It’s warm with low humidity here — just beautiful. The humidity will be returning as a special birthday present on Monday. It’s … Read More

In Jamie’s Own Words
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Hi Everybody and I do mean EVERYBODY, This my first “OFFICIAL” blog. I’m not sure what a blog is, why I’m referring to it as “official,” or why I’m using quotation marks. My 65th birthday is Monday the 16th of … Read More

Launching a Kickstarter fund raiser for a New Orleans Pop-Up Book
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I have always wanted to do a New Orleans pop-up book and have finally launched a Kickstarter to fund the project. There are some very cool rewards for those that pledge. Please go click on the following link to get more … Read More

Left Brain Flowering
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Hi Blogomaniacs, How are you today? I checked out of the awful hotel without hot water. The shower did not even have lukewarm water. It was luke, at best. Barely able to shower. Whoa. So, I’m moving way across town … Read More

Song Torn
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Yo Blog Meisters, Wow. Just finished with Dr. Miau and am feeling 100% spent. I am sitting in a restaurant across the street from Dr Miau’s hospital building called Simply Delicious. I bet it will be. I experienced the usual painful … Read More

A Great and Embarrassing Encounter
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Hello again, my loyal Blogsters and Blogsterettes, Last time I called the Loyal Liver Hotel  (Royal River) crappy, to be polite. I shouldn’t have been polite. Amazingly, there is a decent original oil painting hanging behind the elderly TV. But … Read More

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