Wednesday, November 27, 2013

spring in his step

 This is the second time I have painted this little boy. I have seen three or four pictures of him and he seems full of life in each photo.  It is kind of hard to read in the painting but in this pose his left foot is off the sand.  Similar to the first picture of him with the orange board, he is moving forward without looking.  He is just happy to be at the beach.  I bet we can all relate.  This is painted on an 11 x 14" linen canvas.

Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving and get to spend time with someone that you are thankful for.sold
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Monday, November 25, 2013

blind determination

 The grandmother of this young boy loved this photo because it showed him striding toward the water blindly and with determination.  Look out world!  This is painted on an 11 x 14".
Working hard to get several commissions done before I get to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. Hoping we can get to my parents in Western North Carolina.  We Southerners do not do well with icy or snowy roads. I will be much like this young one with my determination to get there and have fun.sold

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Saturday, November 23, 2013


 Pretty stately pose.  All he needs is a crown.  This is a commission piece for a Michigan patron.  I love that she is giving her brothers portraits of their dogs.  I do not know the dogs names so in my mind one was chocolate and the other vanilla.  This is painted on an 8 x 10" gallery wrapped canvas.sold
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Thursday, November 21, 2013


 This is a commission piece for a new patron from Michigan. She is surprising her brother with it for Christmas.  She has two brothers and I am going to paint her other brother's lab tomorrow.  It is fun to paint commissions that are going to make some people's Christmas a little merrier.  This is painted on an 8 x 10" gallery wrap canvas.sold
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

good hair day

 I am off and running with commissions.  This particular patron has graduated from me painting her family's dogs to painting their children.  This is a painting of her nephew.  His eyelashes and hair make him pretty enough to be a girl.
I travelled to Savannah, GA last week to participate in the  annual Telfair Museum Art Show. It was my first time to visit Savannah and it was quite a treat.  I made some new artist and patron friends.  Happy to say that lots of my paintings have new homes.sold
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

yin and yang

 This is painted on an 11 x 14" linen canvas.sold
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