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, May 25, 2018

Wabi Sabi Selfie

In process "Wabi Sabi Selfie," 24" x 48", acrylics on panel. Not currently for sale, but inquiries are always welcome. Please send them directly to me.

This week I have:
  • submitted a grant application
  • entered two big deal to me juried competitions (that I fully expect to be rejected from, but one never knows and if one never asks, one never knows)
  • taught several classes
  • glazed, wrapped and posted 4 paintings to new homes
  • booked 5 new commissions
  • deep cleaned the studio
  • coordinated the return of work from a show in Pennsylvania (which reminds me I've not gotten shipping confirmation yet, so I should follow up with them on Tuesday)
  • marketed/promoted my summer classes and workshops (although I'm realizing I neglected to do so via this blog, so here is a link)
  • researched exhibition opportunities through the fall
  • coordinated the transition to online entry for the Thumb Area Art Exhibition
  • read 2 art books (One Hundred Hands and What It Is)
  • paid bills and analyzed the studio budget
  • researched stencil making and encaustic techniques
  • continued planning and building content for online instruction
So much of being an artist has nothing to do with making art. None of the above involved picking up my brushes and somehow it's been a week since I last posted. I've been going a little mad - painting keeps me sane - and so when I discovered a couple of hours today, I jumped right in - this one is about about strength in the face of sorrow. Our world seems drenched with it, that's for certain.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend. Remember those who sacrificed so you could have. Be kinder to all. Make a dog's tail wag.

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