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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Monday, January 07, 2013

Always a Student


The Odilon Redon inspired page spread from my sketchbook**, approximately 14" x 24" overall, mixed media (metallic and pearlescent ink and acrylic paint), not for sale.

Part of my studies this year include an analysis of Odilon Redon's work. This page identifies the details and processes he used which I find especially effective. Notes are complimented by my own exercises in paint, trying to recreate some of his patterning, edgework, color palettes and compositional devices.
**My Sketchbook is a textbook repurposed with gesso and acrylics. I am pleased with the idea that my simple thoughts on painting lie overtop a survey of the history of art.

I spent a large chunk of this weekend filling my visual memory banks.

I was treated to several hours of dance and musical theater courtesy of The Princess's dance studio. We spent a gray afternoon being transported to Middle Earth. We de-Christmas'ed, which meant carefully wrapping our collection of vintage and handblown glass ornaments. The Man Child practiced music for Solo and Ensemble and college auditions, filling the house with rich melodies. The Princess and I got started on our long-planned hand-woven rug, much to the pleasure of Mona Lisa and daVinci, who enjoye dplaying in the yarns. And I spent several hours perusing art books - with a warm kitten on my lap, of course - before taking the inspiration to my sketchbook.

I hope your weekend was just as fulfilling!


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