Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

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Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Kitty Sort of Day

"Molly," 5" x 7", cat portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, $249. Inquiries may come to me.
Don't you just love the color in her? I do. There are untold layers of paint - this piece glows when you hold it in your hands. Paintings like Molly's are why I stand in front of the easel each day - a solid combination of color and loose brushwork.
I may have another new love as well. Have you heard of creative journalling? It's a cross between writing, sketching, scrapbooking and collage, and a great way to feed one's energy. I've always kept diaries/journals/blogs, and I am in the studio creating nearly every day, so it seemed a natural choice.
Below is today's page. (I don't do a page each day, but one every couple weeks - and sometimes I work on a page or spread for several weeks before moving on.) This is a silhouette of the original studio muse Miah who crossed the bridge almost a year ago. Wow. It's been almost a year.
This page is done in acrylics, colored pencil, stamps, and ink. I know I will get more adventurous with materials as my journalling progresses. I am actually placing an order tonight for some linoleum cutting materials - so stay tuned!
Thanks, as always, for sharing my artwork with your friends and family.
Happy St. Patty's Day!

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