Sunday, March 13, 2016

Party Girl, 8 x 10, oil on canvas

This was from one of hundreds of bird photos I've been admiring on Facebook. They have turned me into somewhat of a bird junkie! I painted it this afternoon, all in one go, right after I finished an alla prima gesture portrait, as I painted along with a Jeffrey Watts video. I'll post that tomorrow, just so we can track my progress as I work through all the samples he has on the video. All in all, it was a satisfying day in the studio.

Friday, March 11, 2016

"Maddie" 16 x 16 oil pet portrait

This is "Maddie" on her first birthday. I was told they all had ice cream, too. Pet portraits are a favourite   commission for me as I have never met a dog I didn't like. I think they ALL should be immortalized in  portraits. Cats too…and hamsters…and birdies…too many fun paintings. Contact me if you are interested in commissioning a pet portrait (they are amazing gifts), and check out my website ( to see more. Feel free to share this post!