Thursday, January 30, 2014

This commission was so much fun to paint. Like I told the client - how can you live with three such cuties-pies?! It was a pleasure, and he gave me a perfect photo reference. 24 x 12, oil.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I recently had my second workshop with Larisa Aukon at the Scottsdale Artists School and this is one of my pieces. Our focus was composition - looking for it and creating it. A full week of painting that went by too quickly.

Sunday, January 5, 2014


Another recent commission, "Annie" is 12 x 24 ", and is acrylic on stretched canvas. For my reference I had an email of a photo taken of a black and white photo, which was in a frame, under glass! I met Annie when I delivered the painting and, aside from having a couple of "Christmas pounds" now (don't we all?), it's a good likeness. She was a very exuberant girl and happy to see her picture.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Four Pots

Fours pots on a stone ledge. 12 x 9, oil on artist's quality panel. Hard to get the colour right in the photo, which is a bit more intense than the actual piece. I will have to invest in one of those little photo tents. Happy New Year…here's to a year of remembering to photograph and post more work!