Fresno Artist

Orange Tootsie Pop No.3
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This is my Orange Tootsie Pop No.3. “No.3” because it’s the third, large Orange Tootsie Pop I’ve drawn and my 2nd large Orange Tootsie Pop commissioned artwork.  It’s slightly smaller than the previous coming in at only 35.5" x 71.5”,...
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Jar of Marbles No.1
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As a kid growing up on the St. Clair River in Algonac, Michigan, it seemed like everyone had their little bag or Maxwell House 2-lbs can of marbles. Myself, I used a mason jar. I still have these sitting on...
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Jar of Marbles No.2
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I was working on our backyard here in Fresno, moving a bunch of rock that had at least 40 years of dirt build up in beds. I'd dig 'em up, pour 'em out on the steel grate of our chaise...
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Hershey’s Kisses No.1
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This was my first attempt at rendering something so shiny. I loved how the color in the room was actually affecting the reflections in each Hershey's Kiss. The only problem for me was that I kept eating the subject matter....
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Christmas Ornaments 2022
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I added these four ornaments to my Pop-Realism Christmas ornaments series in 2022. Title: “Christmas Ornament Series” Artist: Mike Pitzer Medium: Graphite, Colored Pencil on Paper Image Size: approx. 5" W x 5" T Signed & Dated: MPitzer '22 Series:...
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No Middle Ground
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Sociopolitical art is used to help the public understand a particular social or political issue. Unfortunately, when it comes to these political subject matters, there is no understanding, there can be no compromise, there is absolutely no middle ground, and...
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Grape Tootsie Pop No.2
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This is another, large Tootsie Pop drawing from my "Happy Art" series that I was just able to finish. It's so easy to get caught up in all of the day-to-day stuff of home and office, that drawings I started...
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Dairy Queen Vanilla Cone No.2
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This was my first commissioned art of a Dairy Queen Vanilla Cone that I created for one of our neighbors. I actually like this better than the 72" T one I'm still working on. I think it's the wetness of...
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60s Vintage Union Roller Skate
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This drawing is from my evolving series of artwork I call “Happy Art.” They’re images of things from my childhood that not only make me smile, they bring about wonderful conversations on Facebook. The problem with having steel roller skates back in...
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Gumby
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Gumby was just one of those toys you got as a kid, sort of like a G.I. Joe. Over the years I'd had several in various sizes. I also had Gumby's side-kick Pokey. My last was while I was attending...
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