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.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Permission to Play

This is my painting sketchbook, a place where I spend time thinking about the ideas/work of artists I admire. You can see more of the pages and inspired artwork here - this page in particular was inspired by Jayne Morgan's honeybears.

Eliminating the pressure to create something wall-worthy each time we pick up our brushes is key. Giving ourselves an opportunity to fall in love all over again with our practice is also important.
Also for me, the act of painting has become my meditation. If I go too many days without it, I get stabby and mean. And if I have a really difficult day outside the studio, playing with color is the best medicine.
The last couple days have been a mixture of both - not enough recent, regular practice, and the whole spectrum of emotions to boot. Finally getting into the studio last nite around 10pm with a cold slice of pizza, a glass of wine, a honey bear and no expectations for wall-worthy work was just what I needed.
Thanks so much for following along with my work,

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