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.

Friday, October 26, 2012

One Fish, Two Fish

"One Fish, Two Fish," 12" square, painting of a mixed breed dog and koi, done in acrylics on a museum quality panel, $599 to the first one asking nicely.

This is the piece I worked on at Wednesday evening's live paint event at Merge Gallery. I started and finished within the span of a few hours, all while mingling with the attendees and other artists.

I know I may get some flack here. "It ONLY took you a few hours?!" While the execution perhaps seems minimal as far as investment of time, the work and learning leading up that equals 40+ years of study and persistence.

No one is born simply knowing how to paint - they spend a lifetime refining an interest or an inclination. It's incredibly hard work, just like trigonometry. Or world economics. Or running a marathon.

I break a sweat, too, in the studio - over stuff like color harmony and balanced compositions and turning light into something tangible.

Thanks again to the staff at Merge for hosting!!

Kim, who's thinking of big, fire-breathing, Dragon football players tonite - GO DRAGONS!!!

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