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, February 06, 2014

2014 Valentine Painting Giveaway!

2013's Dog a Day Valentine Giveaway winner Gigi starred in her own 10" x 10" portrait, my gift to her family as thanks for following along with my artwork.

What's better than a box of conversation hearts? Winning one of my paintings starring your favorite furry Valentine!

That's right, it's time for the Dog a Day Valentine Giveaway!

Here's how it works:

Send 2-3 clear, non-flash copyright free photos of your pet to me via email, using the subject line of "Valentine." Be creative in your photos - I will be looking for artistic merit, not just cuteness!!

JPG files (the photos you submit) should be at least 5" wide on the longest side and at 100dpi.

Entries must be received by midnight EST on Sunday, February 9th, 2013.

One entry (2-3 photos of same pet = one entry) per household, please. 

Prior Valentine winners are not eligable to participate.

I will do my best to acknowledge receipt of all entries, but depending upon entry volume, it might take me a day or two.

Only photos submitted using the above guidelines will be considered. I have to establish a commonality for fair judging, so please don't ask for special consideration.

On Tuesday, February 11th, I will share the finalists' photos on the studio Facebook page, and on Friday (Valentine's Day) I will reveal this year's Dog a Day Valentine via this blog and on Facebook.

The winning image will be chosen exclusively based on design elements apparent/inspired by the photographs and my own vision of what will make the best Valentines Day painting. 

The painting will be sized according to the composition, at least a 5"x7" museum quality panel - which is a guaranteed prize of $309 or more (but we all know that this prize is priceless!!).

Winner is responsible for shipping costs or applicable taxes.

Odds of winning entirely dependent upon number of entries received - last year it was over 100.

VERY IMPORTANT: By submitting photos you are (1) guaranteeing that you own the copyright to the photos in question (meaning you took the photos yourself) and (2) granting me permission to use your photos/pet's likeness in a future painting not limited to the Valentine's giveaway. Thirdly, you have no obligation to purchase future paintings your photos or pet inspire, but you will have first right of refusal.

Now go, off with you, and take some amazing photos!!

Thanks for following along with my artwork, 


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