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.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Having a Ball

"Having a Ball", 8" x 10", acrylic on panel, starring a couple of merled Border Collies, hopefully headed to this year's Art Show at the Dog Show. Inquiries may come to me.


Here is the final painting I've prepared specifically for this year's Art Show at the Dog Show. I started these two last evening, working late into the nite, and picking up again early this morning.

This one's photographed in process on the studio Facebook page - and one clever and witty Facebook fan even titled it for me, as well!

So now jpgs of my entries are winging their way to the show jurors, and I shall hear by the end of this month which, if any, of my pieces were selected. Then it's a matter of finding proper frames and getting them shipped off to Kansas for the show, which opens in early March.

Think happy thoughts for these two, Nita, Ruby and Ammo and Tonka, the muses who inspired me to really push the envelope this year. None of my four are traditional portraits, and each one pushed me a little bit outside my comfort zone, so I am especially eager to learn the results!

All in all, I'd say things were a tremendous success regardless of what the jury says!

May your winter week be colorful and bright!

Ahem, ahh,
Thank You and Stuff

Last Friday's daily newsletter and blog post included a call for one final Art Show at the Dog Show muse. I also posted something on the studio's Facebook page over the weekend.

Can I say that the response was overwhelming?

So much so, that I couldn't respond to each one individually AND still hit today's deadline to get the painting completed. I'll be working on acknowledgement emails over the coming week.

But meanwhile, thank you!

And just because I didn't paint your submission this time around doesn't mean you are entirely out of luck. I've got a handful of other exhibitions coming up, and what artist isn't always trolling about, looking for a new muse?


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