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.

You may use the links below right to receive my daily paintings via email or to follow my blog with a feed. I post additional info, including in-process jpgs and other related information, on the studio Facebook page as well.

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

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

One Plus One

"One Plus One," 8" square, portrait of two cows, done in Golden Open Acrylics on an Ampersand Gessobord, $399 to the first one asking nicely.

Inquiries, including starting that long-awaited discussion about your special commissioned portrait, may come to me.

There are certain compositional rules in art, one being never put your focal point in the middle of your canvas. Another is not to break your painting up into equal spaces with the lines/structure of your composition.
"Nah nah nah nah nah nah," is what I say.

Sometimes, rules are meant to be broken.

Many thanks to my friends Elizabeth and Doug Nelson for the sharing of their bovine muses. (I did get out of the studio recently and made the acquaintance of some longhorns and a handful of sheep, so stay tuned!)

Thanks for sharing my artwork with your friends and family,
The newest fairy door in our garden, this
one emerging with the recent sunshine
at the base of a wizened black walnut tree.


While growing up, one of my best friends had the bestest sort of house - walls lined with books (her parents were both teachers), a piano parked alongside a great picture window (we would sit together and play chopsticks while watching for dragonflies), a black cat (for extra luck), a garden full of meandering paths that I could get lost in (her father was a master gardener), and resident fairies.

My home is also full of books and music and color and a kitty, and while my garden isn't quite as spectacular, I am delighted that fairies have always been a part of it.

The best part is that my kids believe, too, and love to share the magic with others.

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