As you can see, I like deep purple (also the name of one of my favorite bands) and dark blues. I topcoated all of my paintings with clear acrylic, which makes them easier to clean, but also makes them more difficult to photograph because of the glare.
I tried a bit more freehand work on this next piece, which was done in 1977-78. I cheated a bit, though, since I took an element from a few Uriah Heep album covers, the tree and the "plane."
All of the above were acrylics on canvas. The next ones are on plywood, the first being a simplified version of the Hindu motif from my earlier efforts. I created it in the early 1980s. It's got some 3-D elements to it, which do not show up in a photograph, as well as a bit of wood veneer attached to it as a "frame" and the arrowheads in the corners:
When I ran out of wooden things I wanted to make, I started my leatherworking, much of which was also done to a smaller scale, but some full sized, too. I gave away much of what I made, although I'd like to find something that many would want to buy, yet would be simple enough to make. I've given dozens of leather roses to women, wives of my classmates at our first reunion (and others), as well as business card holders to my classmates. This last reunion, in October, caught up with me before I could finish making enough belt pouches for everyone. I gave away what I had, but did it somewhat surreptitiously so as not to make others feel left out. I also gave our host professor a leather notebook cover, but it did not have its final touches when I ran out of time.
Most everything I've made over the years involved my Engineering and technical skills more than my nearly non-existent artistic skills. On the other hand, artists often have no technical skills and my belief is that inventors have both and use both hemispheres of their brains.