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.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lucy, A Painted Sketch

"Lucy," paper sized 6" x 8", image approximately 3" x 6", Golden Open Acrylics on artists multimedia board, depicting a Miniature Schnauzer. Commissioned and completed for a wonderful Painting a Dog a Day fan - thank you so much MBL!!

Sketching in paint isn't something many artists make a habit out of. It's a process I love, though, and something I ask my students to consider trying.

It gives me the chance to play with frames/margins and really push the envelope with brushwork while reinforcing my drawing skills. It helps me to get to know my tools in a looser environment. Painted sketches are lighthearted, fun to create, and whimsical.

They also allow me to offer a lower price point - these puppies start at $49 (which compliments the $200 entry level for a miniature portrait very nicely).

Want a painted sketch of your own? it's super easy - just email me!

Thanks for looking at - and sharing - my artwork with your friends and family,

PS Here's anther view of Lucy, my ever-willing muse, as she "sat" for a larger exhibition painting. Both these 9" x 12" paintings (Mona Lisa is in the other one) were my demonstrations at the last couple workshops.

A couple of my journals and some of the
stash that will be coming to tomorrow evening's
grownUP Journalling Class
grownUP Journalling
We meet on the third Thursday of every month, and tomorrow is the nite!
Downtown Lake Orion

Bring your journal and any trim, specialty threads and other ephemera you would like. I'll share some tips on using hand sewn embellishments.

And give yourself a little extra time to find a parking spot and navigate the construction zone, too.

Looking forward to having you join us!


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