Here’s one of my first commissions this year. Didn’t he turn out great?
I don’t like to show off the paintings that are Christmas commissions, because what if a recipient happens to stumbled over their own gift and the surprise is ruined? This little guy isn’t a surprise, so I get to show him. I don’t usually paint with red, but when it works, it works. 12″x12″ oilContinue reading “painting: sweet doggy”
This sweet little guy’s family is from Italy, so I adjusted his floor to represent the Italian flag. Personalizing commissioned paintings is always encouraged. You can’t buy something so custom-made at the store–go ahead and ask for particulars like this. 🙂
So peaceful, green and serene. Perfect for someone who does not have a green thumb, but would like to bring inside one’s home the beauty of nature. I painted from a reference photo shared by Vanessa Jackson. 11″x14″ oil on cradled wood board. Available here. Sweet, cheerful, and oh so colorful. I painted from aContinue reading “paintings: a succulent, and a bunting”
The lacy edges of the flower petals captured my imagination. The blue/green bottle also spelled a challenge. I painted from a reference photo shared by Sandra Hudson. 6″x12″ oil and acrylic on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. SOLD, thank you! 😀 I love his pose, and his bright coloring. I painted from aContinue reading “paintings: a coneflower, and a warbler”
Birds are favorite thing of mine to paint. Every one so unique, reflecting the panoply of nature. I painted from a reference photo shared by Kaye Earney. 8″x8″ oil and acrylic on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. SOLD, thank you! I attempted to paint an avocado many years ago, and I completelyContinue reading “paintings: an avocado, and a bluebird”
Bright orange and yellow captures all the glory of summertime. 8″x10″ oil on cradled wood board. Available here. Sold, thank you! I painted from a photo shared by Kim Unsweqiis. I loved this moment, the graphic bright red of the pail, and the boy’s feet. I wasn’t sure I could capture bare feet, but I thinkContinue reading “paintings: a bee, and a boy”
I was doing a binge of Outlander while painting this one. Calm, restful, beautiful. 18″x24″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here. I painted from a photo shared by Gary Odell.
11″x14″ oil and acrylic on cradled wood board. This is my current favorite vase. Add a handful of bright tulips, and you have sunny summer all year long. I have painted it before, but the presentation here is a little different. Available here. I captured this moment at a rodeo several years ago, and have paintedContinue reading “paintings: tulips, and horseshoes”