Tuesday, September 2, 2014

2/30 Romeo


6 x 6 x 1.5"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Today is Tuesday, that means I show my affection for tuxedo kitties. This handsome dude was spotted in Salida, Colorado. Since he doesn't have a tipped ear, mark of a feral cat that has been trapped, fixed, and released, he must belong to someone. I painted this on a 1.5" deep, gallery wrapped canvas because I am doing a series of cats on that size canvas. More to come on that!
*painting 2/30 in the challenge*

Monday, September 1, 2014

1/30 Homestead

6 x 6"
oil on panel
I am participating in a 30 in 30 painting challenge this month. The goal is to paint daily during the month of September. Luckily, my painting instructor wants us to complete a small (8 x 8" or larger) painting every day in class. Painting class is every Tues and Thursday. Those are my only days that I am at school so I should be able to get in the studio every other day. I will post my classroom paintings on Wednesdays and Fridays, allowing myself time to photograph and post them. Here is painting # 1/30, an Ohio farm.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Ready for Some

It's almost September, time to prepare for school, fantasy football, and Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 painting challenge. My books are rented, paint purchased, auto draft at the ready, and my panels are stamped and gessoed. My darling husband purchased this stamp for me so I could put my mark on the back of all of my paintings. I love him and my fancy custom stamp created by JL Mould.
 stamped side of panels (above)

 fancy stamp 

that's me and my website
 gessoed side of panels

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tilly

6 x 6"
oil on panel
commission
Tilly's painting was commissioned as a surprise birthday gift by a very thoughtful daughter. She really racked up the brownie points this year!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Nyx

Nyx
6 x 6"
oil on panel
commission
Nyx's portrait was commissioned for a wedding gift. The thoughtful relative that commissioned the painting told me, "Nyx is a very intense dog!" She gave me the perfect reference photo to catch that intensity. Congratulations to the happy couple and their cool dog!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Lily

Lily
10 x 8"
oil on panel
commission
I got to photograph Lily for her pet portrait commission. Taking my own reference photographs is so much fun! Makes me feel like a photographer and a painter. Plus, Lily was very cooperative laying on the red couch at Gone to the Dogs in Salida, Colorado. She looks good in red.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Max's Ink Drawing

 Max
11 x 14"
ink
Max is a Borgie (Border Collie/Corgie mixture). He is very cute and friendly. But during Art Walk, he was a little to interested in everything going on around him so I took a photo of him and worked from the photo to get his dimensions correct. Then I looked at him for the details. He held pretty still if I scratched his chin with my left hand while drawing with my right hand.


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