Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kindness Makes Me Smile

I love it when people are so kind, and take the time to tell you what has happened to the paintings they've purchased. I received this just now and it made my day!


Just a note to let you know that I gave this painting to my sister (in OK) for her birthday. I also gave her the delightful one of the colt looking inside the stable while it's snowing. We framed them in simple wood frames and they turned out great. She hung the snow colt below some horses running in the snow and above a signed etching of a farm scene from the Oklahoma panhandle. The Surfing painting is in her kitchen below a colorful ceramic Mexican Sun.

I'm so happy with all art I've gotten from you over the past couple of years!

Kindest regards,

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pet Portrait September Challenge

6x6 on Board panel

...and a challenge it has been! Haven't posted but have 17 paintings in various stages of nearing the finishing touches.  I know I said these were to be 'studies', ie, not fussed over the details but I can't help myself. Keep going back to 'fix just this' and so it's taking me longer but think the results will be worth it.

Here's one I'm really happy with, as I had to take two photos and take elements from each to give the donor what she wanted.

Remember, you have until September 30 to make your donation to win a pet portrait. You can send your reference photos whenever you get them, so don't let that hold you back!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Day Two: 30 in 30 for 30 - Angel

Angel, 6x6 oil over acrylics on panel
For the benefit of The Garuda Aviary, NFS

I have several pet portraits in the works at various stages of nearing the finish....and felt Angel was ready to fly home to her mom in Oklahoma. I sent her the photo and she loves it, so she'll (the painting, not the mom) will get varnished and shipped.  

28 to go before 9/30.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Day One of 30 Day Challenge

Pug Wants to Go for a Walk! 
6x6 Oil over Acrylic on Wrapped Canvas

Day one, done. Have several more almost ready to post for the Garuda Aviary Fundraiser, but will post one a day to coincide with Leslie Saeta's Challenge.