I have a couple paintings to show off (already sold pieces) that I am sure have made it to their homes by now. I don’t like to unveil them publicly if they are gifts, because you never know, it’s possible I might ruin the surprise. And wouldn’t that be a shame?
Are you being hit by this absurd weather? We sure are. I hope you and your family are safe, and have the necessities you need.
Before we were hit with so much snow, I painted this sweet little red squirrel. He’s from a photo shared on a Facebook artist site, and I thought he was too perfect to pass up. We have gray squirrels where I live, and I think I’ve seen fox squirrels, but not one like this guy.
Another painting from a reference photo by Gary Odell. I pulled several of his images one weekend, and was so excited by them that I sat and painted them over the next couple weeks. The lighting, the poses…each had something special I wanted to interpret through paint. In this one, it was the light through the mane and tail. I also like the reflected colors playing over the back and stomach. And water? Yes, it’s more difficult than it appears.
I’ve meant to revisit waterlilies this whole past year. I wish I had more time to do all the things I have in mind–I’m looking forward to retirement, when there will be so many more hours (yes, I hear you retired folks snorting with amusement). I hope all sorts of hours will become available, though. That’s still *years* off, though. Sigh.
Here are all my completed paintings from 2018. Most are sold, but a few are available in my Etsy shop. If you would like me to paint from your own photos, please ask me. I have a very competitive price list. 🙂