Captain’s Going Through Some Issues


Captain’s Going Through Some Issues is my skelefied take on angry shrimp boat captains in this world ala Forrest Gump. I painted this mad skelly captain for the Shrimp Festival on Amelia Island, Florida. Free shipping anywhere in the continental USA.



captain's going through some issues skeleton captain on a shrimp boat waving his leg at the sky

About Captain’s Going Through Some Issues

Captain’s Going Through Some Issues is my skeletonized take on shrimp boat captains ala Forrest Gump. I just love the idea of a skeletal Lieutenant Dan, forever railing at the whole unfair world, shaking his leg.

The original painting is 18×12″ pastel on gessoed mat board, and has been sold. But there are cards, prints and canvas wraps available. Free shipping anywhere in the continental USA. Contact me about shipping outside the USA.

Available in paper prints, cards and canvas wraps

You can choose from 11×14″ or 8×10″ inkjet prints on double-sided matte paper, 5×7″ greeting cards with matching white envelopes, or canvas wrap prints in three different sizes. There’s something for every budget and every size wall here, so do your worst. I’ll love you for it. Prices include shipping anywhere in the continental USA. Everywhere else, please contact me.

Just for Fun series

The Just for Fun series is a collection of my skelly paintings that are based on suggestions or commissions or just because I can’t turn my brain off when it comes to skeletons! I welcome suggestions and skelly commissions, so you if have an idea for a skeleton painting, please contact me.

About skellies

I love skellies because they’re fearless and free. When painting them I find that they take on a life of their own! If they make you laugh, then I feel my job is done. Life is short! Skellies are forever!


Pastels are my medium of choice because they’re so versatile and immediate. I love the way the light refracts when it hits the chalk. I love all the different marks you can make with them. This piece was done on gator board with a gessoed surface. I used various pastels to create this painting.


Additional information

Dimensions N/A

11×14 Print $40.00, 18×24" Canvas Wrap $148.00, 36×48" Canvas Wrap $372.00, 8×10 Print $20.00, 9×12 Canvas Wrap $76.00, Greeting Card $5.00, Original