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. 🙂
Didn’t this turn out terrific? I can’t take all the credit, as the reference photo I worked from was spot-on with the composition and colors. I merely translated what was already there. Keeping the background indistinct was my challenge, as I tend to go over-literal. So pretty!
I didn’t save the name of the person who took the reference photo (bad Sandra), but it was a photo shared on Free Reference Photos for Artists. 12″x12″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. I love how the moment is very different from most crow images. From a photo shared byContinue reading “3 paintings: a crow, a horse, a pug”
A lovely remembrance of a dog who lived a full life. I hope the image reminds someone of very special days.
I had a day where I tried to paint expressively, with lots of colors. This happy little guy flowed right off my brush. 8″x8″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop! SOLD, Thank you!
Penny is a custom piece, so not for sale. Didn’t she turn out lovely? You can’t see in the photo, but there’s a blue-green aqua used here and there, so she’s not quite so overall blue in person. Happy Saturday! Time to catch up on all those household chores…or maybe take a walk? I guessContinue reading “painting: Great Dane”
What a cutie pie. I always say, there’s just not enough time to own all the dogs I want. I have to make-do vicariously.
These beautiful dogs turned out fabulous, didn’t they? These were painted as a commission, so are not available for sale. I just love showing off beautiful things. 🙂