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.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Selfie 1-1-2016

"Selfie 1-1-16," 19" x 24", acrylics on bristol board, not for sale. NOTE:  When I first shared this on Facebook, I got flack because I wasn't smiling/people thought it wasn't flattering. But Glamour Shots wasn't my goal. Yes, I look tired here, and that's because I am. Holidays are emotionally and physically exhausting and I'm owning that outright. In my jammies, with wild hair and my favorite warm scarf. So there.

I spent yesterday making a killer ginormous breakfast for my family. Then we all enjoyed quiet time with our own goals and wishes for this coming year. (Someone also chose to binge on Netflix but I'm not judging)

For me it was both personal and professional - it's important (to me) to understand the difference, although they both inform each other. Part of that involved meditation and a review of my numerous journals, where I discovered a predominance of self portraits. I thought, "Self, what are you trying to tell me?" 

In typical OCD fashion, Self told me to work with larger self portraits over the course of the next year (she and I have a lot in common!).

I decided to listen. Wanna join in and do some too?! Please do!!

Here's a couple other thoughts:
  • I have a wonderful still life painting for sale on Facebook (as of this writing, it's at $31, which is a fabulous deal!!) - this is part of an ongoing Tag Sale I'll host as I actively seek homes for some of my favorite older artwork.
  • January calendar is forthcoming. I got distracted by festivities.
  • I am participating in the 30 Days 30 Painting Challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta. Feel free to join in!
  • For the last week, my diet has mainly consisted of cookies and cashews. Not sure why I'm sharing this last detail, but it seemed important.
Happy New Year and thanks for your interest in my artwork,

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