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, September 05, 2014

Austin




"Austin," 11"x14", acrylics on museum quality panel, a memorial painting for a good friend starring her one and only special guy). I can do something similar and work from your photos - just ask!.

Artist Michelle Grant was one of my earliest mentors and supporters. Over a decade ago, she relentlessly answered my questions and I spent hours studying her paintings, trying to figure out her particular form of magic. 

Michelle also generously shared photos of her Austin, a gorgeous sighthound with one amber and one shockingly blue eye.  I painted him larger than life (I think his head was about 30" tall), sent him off with her blessing to an exhibition, where shortly thereafter the painting sold to a collector. In typical fashion, Michelle was thrilled for my sale. And then earlier this summer, she let on that she regretted not having Austin's painting for herself.

He he he. Merry Christmas, Michelle, just a little early. Consider it a very small token of my thanks for mentoring turned friendship.

Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork,

PS In process photos are here. And Michelle is one of the reasons I freely share images of my process and answer questions. Just trying to pay it forward!
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