Friday, December 21, 2018


Charlie belongs to an Atlanta friend.  I met his Mom at an Atlanta art workshop with Tim Horn several years ago. We became fast friends because we were both so out of our element.  It was a plein air workshop so I mostly walked around with no clue what to do. (Not because of the lack of direction by Tim. )I finally chose to paint an old shed close to where Beth was painting. I set up my cheap French easel that Jerry's Art sent me by mistake. They told me just to keep it because it was so worthless.  Anyway, as I prepared to draw and paint the shed I promptly tipped the easel and palette on to my jeans. (It was the best work I did all weekend.) Even though I was so bad I still learned a lot that weekend from Tim.  And...I met Beth and another friend, Jenny.

Beth invited me to visit her in Colorado this past August.  Charlie went on all the hikes with us and to visit the cow pasture each morning.  He is the perfect little dog. I wanted to thank Beth for inviting me on such a fun trip.  This is painted on a 12 x 12 x 2" canvas.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


I love a fluffy dog.  Knox belongs to my friends daughter.  This was an early Christmas present.  It is painted on an 11 x 14" linen canvas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Goose belongs to one of my son's friends.  His parents surprised him with a painting for an early Christmas present.  The photo was taken at his first hunt.  This is painted on an 11 x 14"linen canvas.

Thursday, December 13, 2018


This is a commissioned piece of my Mississippi friend's shih tzu, Willie.   Sophie, the cavalier from my last post is her sister, sibling, friend, house mate.....Not sure what you would call that. This is painted on an 11 x 14 x 2" canvas.  I am excited to say that I am about finished with my Christmas commissions. Yay!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


I have been busy painting Christmas commissions.  Most of them are surprises so I can not post until after Christmas.  Sophie belongs to a friend of mine that decided to treat herself with a portrait of her two dogs.  I will post number two tomorrow.  These are for her AND a surprise for her husband Christmas morning.  It is such a honor when people ask me to paint their dogs.  I get stressed out this time of year but am always happy when others are brought joy from one of my paintings. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of my favorite breeds of children. :) This is painted on an 11 x 14 x 2" canvas.