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, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!



Thanks to everyone who played along with the Painting a Dog a Day Valentine's Giveaway by sending me photos of their dog, cats, horses and llamas!! This year we had 42 families enter and narrowing the choices down was very difficult. I suppose if this is the toughest my job ever gets, I have it darned easy, right?

But meanwhile, the finalists are up!! you can view the top entries in this year's Painting a Dog a Day Valentine's Giveaway on the studio's Facebook page, right here.**

I chose images that made me ache to paint them - some may seem obvious for their sense of humor or dramatic lighting, others perhaps only I can see the potential - but the common thread in all these references is that they touched my creative core.

So one of these photos will be the inspiration for tomorrow's Valentine's Day painting.

And that painting will shortly be winging it's way to the muses' home - this is the annual occasion where I gift a painting to one lucky fan!

Who do you think it will be? Log into Facebook and leave a comment on your favorite image. I will not be swayed by popular choice, although it will be fun to read which images are your favorites and why!

Here's to a fabulous week!!

**My apologies in advance for the large copyright notices I placed on the finalists' photos. Too many people claim ignorance of copyright law and are pirating photos found on Facebook and the internet, using them for their own purposes. As these photos were subimted specifically for Dog a Day portrait consideration and not the general public's use, I wanted to make certain that even though I shared them via Facebook, I also protected each photographer's copyright with a watermark. Thanks so much for your understanding!

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