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Thursday Pet Portrait

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thursday Pet Portrait

Here’s Thursday’s pet portrait.  This is Harry.  Sadly, this was a memorial piece.  I’m told that Harry was a great dog, and is very much missed by his family.  I worked very hard to try and get that look for them to remember him by, and judging by the tearful reaction when they picked up the painting, I think I succeeded.  Painting memorials is emotionally difficult, and at the same time I am so honored to be able to do that for the family.  Thanks, and have a great weekend.

Tuesday Pet Portrait

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tuesday Pet Portrait

It’s Tuesday.  I hope everyone had a great weekend and not too bad a Monday.  I’m back to the pet portraits, thanks to the great folks at Tennessee Crossroads who aired a piece on the pet portraits.  If you haven’t seen it, I’ve posted it, or you can search on YouTube and view it.  Here’s Mavis, who is a very cute girl.  She has that great strong face you just want to pet.  Enjoy.

Something Else Different

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Something Else Different

This is a little piece again.  I did this one as a demonstration for my Saturday morning class.  To explain, the demonstration was about how to achieve the effect of three dimensions using lights and darks.  It was also about using complementary colors to create grays.  The painting was done with only titanium white, ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.  The little vase looks quite real in real life, and was a lot of fun to create.  The class really enjoyed seeing how to use this technique to make a realistic painting.  Like all the others, this one is $95 including the frame, so contact me.  Enjoy and maybe some pets next week.  Thanks.

Something New

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Something New

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments and responses to the Tennessee Crossroads piece on my pet portraits.  I’ve got several new portraits that I’ll be working on over the next couple of weeks, so there will be that.  In the meantime, I’ve got a few new small pieces that I’ll pass along for review.  This is a little landscape I just did, called “Alone.”  When I say “little,” I mean 4×6.  So it’s quite small, and with the thick frame it looks very nice for a small spot.  All these small ones are a great deal at $95 including the frame.  If you are looking for a small piece to go in a room or office, just let me know.  Thanks, and enjoy.

Thursday Pet Portrait

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thursday Pet Portrait

Here’s the painting of Buddy I did that is featured in the Tennessee Crossroads piece airing tonight at 7 p.m. on WNPT.  Hopefully they will show some of the process I go through in painting these portraits.  If you have a moment, watch the show tonight and let me know what you think.  Thanks, enjoy and have a great weekend.

Tuesday Pet Portrait

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tuesday Pet Portrait

Well, it’s Tuesday again.  I hope everyone had a nice Labor Day holiday.  Here’s today’s pet portrait.  This is Denver, and he is “cousin” to Kayman, a portrait I did recently.  He’s a beautiful pup, and I really enjoyed working on him.  On another note, I’ve been advised that Tennessee Crossroads, a production of Nashville Public Television, will air this Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm CDT.  I have not seen the piece yet, and hope I don’t come off looking goofy. If interested, the footage will show me working on a pet portrait, so that should be interesting to those of you who follow the pet paintings.  I’ll be reposting the finished painting featured in the show on Thursday.  Thanks, and enjoy.

Thursday, But A House Portrait Today

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thursday, But A House Portrait Today

The other main commission work I do is house portraits for realtors.  These are usually closing presents. Sometimes they are for the new owners; sometimes they are for the sellers who want a memory of the house they called home.  This one is for the new owners, and it’s a new house as well.  They have a great boxer, so actually there is a dog in it as well.  I have another in the pipeline, so you will probably be seeing that next week.  In the meantime, enjoy and have a great weekend.

Tuesday Pet Portrait

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tuesday Pet Portrait

It’s Tuesday; time for a new pet portrait.  This is Kayman, who was a beautiful guy.  This, sadly, was a memorial portrait.  It saddens me to paint those, and at the same time I’m honored to create a portrait to help keep the memory of such a friend alive forever.  Hope you enjoy the portrait, and thanks again for the honor of painting him.

 

Thursday Pet Portrait

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thursday Pet Portrait

Here’s another flashback.  Remember, the tomato art will be up and on sale through Saturday.  Contact me to reserve or purchase a piece at closeout prices.  Enjoy and see you by Saturday.

Tuesday Pet Portrait

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tuesday Pet Portrait

I’ve been working on new things all week and have a number of things in the pipeline, but none finished.  So here’s a flashback.  On another note, the Tomato Art Festival work will be coming down this week and everything is on sale.  If you missed a chance to get a tomato art piece for 2017 now is the time.  Contact me about them.  Thanks, and enjoy.