Sunday, January 23, 2011

For the new couple

Wedding present for two friends - a painting of their dog. Here he is relaxing on the NC coast:

I hope that they enjoy this painting as much as I enjoyed painting each strand of black, white, and gray fur.  I delighted in His soulful amber gaze.  Painting this little guy was actually such a joy and hope that people will commission other similar paintings. If you're interested, please email me at and we can get started!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Little Cows, Coming into Focus

The cow painting is coming along...

Here is a recent photo of one of their faces that I am working on:

above: detail of work in progress

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Grays from the Ocean Blue

This painting is of a Florida Surf Clam on a worn wooden background.  This clam is from my mother's vast collection of seashells collected over her lifetime.  This one in particular was found along the white sand beaches of Naples, Florida.  It was so interesting to paint all of the striations of color.   Slate blue gray is one of my favorite colors, and it works well with the warm tans and beiges of the clam's ridged and dappled surface.

Contemplation: Surf Clam in Grays
oil on canvas, 8"x10"
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Three Recent Commissions -

The following three paintings were recently commissioned as Christmas presents. Each small oil painting only measured 5"x7" - I used lots of tiny little brushes!

 Luna Moth
oil on canvas, 5"x7"

Olive Shells
oil on canvas, 5"x7"

Pansies in Silver Cup
oil on canvas, 5"x7"