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.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cleo, Double Take

Above, "Contented (Cleo)," from the "Cherished" series, 7" x 11", portrait of Cleopatra the Tabby of the Nile, acrylic on museum quality panel, $469, inquiries may come to me

Below, On Top, "Jen's Cleo," also from the "Cherished" series, 4" x 7", starring the same Cleopatra, acrylic on museum quality panel, collection of Jen. 

Below, On Bottom, the photograph inspiring the above two paintings.

In process views of each painting can be seen on the studio's Facebook page.


I used to do this all the time - work on two paintings of different sizes simultaneously.

Not sure why I haven't done so recently - it's a great exercise. Provided your marks are the same in scale from panel to panel, it helps your eye to simplify forms (an exercise in painting loosely). It also trains and tests your drawing skills while honing color mixing abilities.

I also like to use this as an exploration point for trying out various splashes of random color. The larger painting provides an opportunity for a greater variety of color, and the smaller painting demands more harmony.

I'll have to do this exercise again!



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