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, May 21, 2012

Sweet Spots, A Daily Paintworks Challenge

"Sweet Spot II," 8" x 16", acrylic on museum quality panel, depicting my ever willing model Mona Lisa, available for $529 to the first taker.

In process views of this painting are updated on thestudio's Facebook page.

Inquiries can always come to me!!! And thank you!!

Do you remember Cleo? I painted two versions of her last month and reconnected with a favorite exercise from the past - that of working on multiple pieces, different in scale and composition, at the same time.

Another Dog a Day fan loved my idea so much, they forwarded it to Daily Paintworks leader (and one of my favorite artists and mentors) Carol Marine. Carol, in turn, invited me to lead a weekly challenge on the website.

What spectacular company to be in, and what an honor to be included. After I picked myself up off the floor and my blood pressure had stabilized, I (hopefully) graciously accepted her invite. Thanks again, Carol.

So how does a challenge work? Well, it's like a mini painting lesson, designed to teach or practice a specific skill. The challenges are open to the public (you do NOT have to be an artist member in order to play) and a great way to explore some new ideas.

Wanna accept the challenge? Then visit the site and grab your supplies!

Thanks, as always, for supporting and sharing my art with your friends and family,

PS You gotta visit Daily Paintworks, too, if you haven't already. Lotsa eye candy there!!

"Sweet Spot I," 6" square, acrylic on museum
quality panel, another view of Ms Mona Bug, 
also available for $299. Inquiries may come to me.
Mona's Big News

No more kibble for this tabby - she's now demanding nothing but dolphin safe tuna. 
If you missed it, Mona's gone Hollywood - she's the muse for this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge. Check the site out (but give the artists a bit of time to create their work!) and see how many artists Mona will inspire over the coming months.
Daily Paintworks is an amazing website - part daily painter directory part indispensable artist resource. Even if you are NOT a daily painter, there are plenty of tools that benefit studio operations, so take a peek and see if there's anything that will help you.

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