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, September 20, 2011

Turquoise Calico

"Turquoise Calico," 4" x 6", done in Golden Open Acrylics on a Raymar panel, depicting a calico baby girl, $239 to the first one asking nicely.


I'm readying for a day-long intensive painting workshop in October, which means I am reviewing my own processes and revising the syllabus accordingly.

This will be one of the new exercises I'll share. This painting was created using only 2 paintbrushes - a 1/4" flat and a small round.

Which means the image starts out one large pool of color, slowly getting sculpted as the marks build up, creating more detailed shape and form.

Wanna learn how to paint this way, along with some other tips on mixing fresh color and keeping your brushwork lively?

Than please join me October 8th at the Orion Art Center for my "Mixing Color Not Mud" workshop. There's only a few spots left, so email for further information.

Thanks, as always, for looking at and sharing my paintings with your friends and family,

The Value of Daily Creativity

Next month marks the beginning of my 6th year as a daily painter. It's not been an easy road, by any means, but it's been a wonderfully rewarding one.

In conjunction with my own daily painting anniversary, I will be giving a talk here locally (meaning in Oxford, Michigan) on the value of daily creativity.

However, in the interest of not boring the audience to tears, I'd like to incorporate other disciplines into my presentation. You know, writing, singing, dancing, cooking, journalling, sewing - those sorts of things.

I encourage you to share your thoughts with me via email. Are you a daily creator? what drives 
you to make things? and what do you get from the process?

I look forward to expanding my own horizons and understanding more about the entire realm of disciplined creativity.

Please send your thoughts and ideas to me. And thanks, as always!!

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