Thursday, October 13, 2016

#316: Good Moo-rning

AVAILABLE 6x6 inch. Click to bid.
I'm loving all the commissions of people and pup portraits pouring in. Been painting portraits 8-10 hours a day. Just had to break away from it for a couple hours to paint a cow; painting a cow is like meditation. As soon as I started painting the cow the Boston officers' story started developing  on the News last night and it was 2 hours of high stress as the officers struggled for their lives as other officers chased down the suspect. My thoughts and prayers are with them today. Not sure if you can see it but I see some patchy strokes.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

#315: Beetles

An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture. - Jean Cocteau

A commissioned drawing of the receipient's beloved home and beetles. 
Sold. 11x14 inch - pencil and ink on paper. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

#314: Island Beauties

These flowers are bound to bring anyone back to sun, sand and ocean. First day of Fall and I'm already dreaming of Summer. Funny how the brain works. 
$40 - 10x8 inch. Oil on Canvas Board

Thursday, September 22, 2016

#313: I Am A 65

Great change of pace with this commission; a '65 Mustang red convertible. The plate says "I'M A 65". I had a chance to see this beauty in person, photograph her from different angles and finally paint her. The background is Arizona; used some images off the web to create the background. 

SOLD - 12 x 16 inch. Oil on Gessobord.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

#312: Delia

Another day, another pet portrait commission. Delia is a rescue senior pup who found a loving forever home and she has her own oil portrait painting. Lucky girl!   
SOLD - 6x6 inch. Oil on gessobord. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

#311: Mercedes - The pup

Pet portraits are wonderful presents for birthdays and anniversaries or.. Just 'Coz! This is Mercedes; a gentle and beautiful pup. A friend comissioned this painting of her for her mom's birthday.
SOLD - 6x6 inch. Oil on gessobord. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

#310: Olive Vine Glass Window

SOLD - 27x27 inch. Paint on Glass. 

Fourth in the series of painting glass windows with the stained glass look. The inspiration for this design for something I saw online that was done in stained glass. I used imitation lead for outlines and Pebeo for the inside. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

#309: Jasper

A dear friend commissioned this portrait of her baby, Jasper. He is so beautiful that he made the painting process effortless. And of course, I love painting animals!
SOLD. $35 - 5x7 inch. Oil on wrapped canvas. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

#308: Floral 914

Brilliant colors in this floral. Enjoyed painting this one while being recorded. Unfortunately Facebook refuses to upload the video. Check it out on youtube.

16x12 inch. Oil on canvas. Click to buy:

Monday, September 12, 2016

#307: Mom

A pencil sketch of mom from a photo taken in the 70's before she was my mom. 
14x11 inch. Pencil on paper. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

#306: PAM

Third time's a charm... Sorta. I painted her twice and wiped it off right after. Finally decided to go ahead and paint what I saw. This is a different style from my traditional super colorful portraits.  
6x6 inch. Oil on board. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

#305: I Do

Commissioned pieces - his and her Mason jars. Hand painted with motifs to say "I Do" and "I do what she says". These make cute wedding or anniversary presents. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

#304: Sox Fan

SOLD - 6x6 inch. Oil on gessobord
A commissioned painting of a Red Sox fan who lives in France. The hat and glasses were particularly fun to paint. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

#303: Doppelgänger

Isn't he a cute little French Doppelgänger of Harry Potter? Love painting glasses on portraits. This one was commissioned back in May. Finally made its way to France where he lives. 
SOLD - 6x6 inch. Oil on gessobord. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

#302: Blossoms

18x24 inch. Oil on wrapped canvas. 
Click to bid (starts at $99):

Fret not for summer is still here and so are the beautiful blooms. This one for instance is a blast of colors sure to remind you of summer long after fall has robbed us of leaves and petals. Kindly be adviced that all digital images of my paintings are photographed outdoors or using natural light. I adjust the image to make it look as close to the painting as possible. Some colors, especially brights will look different in dimly lit rooms or in yellow or other artificial lights.