Hi Friends! Just completed these two pet commissions and the buyer approved them. It’s always a great moment when you open that email and the client is happy. Actually I’ve been pretty fortunate over the years, people seem pretty happy with what I do and I love it. Very rewarding to paint a face, an animal or a person and I love when my reference really shows the eyes well. Both are 8” x 10” oils. I’d love to paint your pet or perhaps your granddog, hurry though as the holidays are fast approaching. Have a great day!
Sunday, November 4, 2018
I’ve been busy with pet commissions which I love and doing smaller things for the Showcase of Arts which is the first weekend in December. Making Santa gift tags this year and ornaments. If you live in the Cincinnati area or northern Kentucky you’ll have to stop by. Four rooms of juried art and handcrafted items.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Hi Friends! Sorry I haven’t posted lately, I seem to keep pretty busy. This past weekend I painted in the Ohio Plein Air competition in Hamilton county Ohio. It was Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We could turn in one piece Sunday morning for the competition and then they stamped our canvases for the quick draw. We had two hours to paint, frame it and turn it in, we all put in $10 each and the winner took the pot. I didn’t want to travel far so I chose a cute house near by and the sun was hitting the side. I finished in about an hour and a half, actually I was the first one back. I just assumed I was donating to the cause and had no expectations of winning anything.
When they starting announcing awards they start with product awards and work their way up to the big money. I was stunned when they called my name, I won a box of panels, oil primed linen, I’ve attached a photo. At the end we packed up and as I walked to the car the homeowner of the house I painted happened to be mowing his lawn, I leaned the painting his way and said I painted your house, his wife had just arrived home so he went to get her to show her. She loved it and I made her a bit of a deal and they purchased it so it was a great weekend. Wow that was wordy, lol. See you soon!
Friday, August 10, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Yesterday I went to Waynesville Ohio to paint in a plein air competition. Waynesville is a very cute historic town north of me. I signed in at 10 and we had to turn our paintings in at 2. I chose this cute shop with striped awnings and loved the American flag flying in front. As I painted I met the owner and they seemed interested in purchasing it perhaps. I told them when I finished I would frame it and bring it back to show them. I cleaned up by 1 framed the painting and they loved it and did want to purchase it. I was very happy when I dropped it off for judging. I’m telling this day just kept getting better when I was awarded first place, woo hoo. I came home tired and hot but very happy. Painting has it’s up and down that for sure but this was just a perfect day. Sorry about the very lousy photo, tried to take a photo with my phone and I didn’t get it. I took this off their website.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Hi there! I took a workshop with Tim Horn recently, three days mostly plein air. I love his work, google him and check out his paintings. We spent two days in the sweet town of Milford Ohio and this is one of the ones I painted, I love small shops with striped awnings. He really likes to push values, darker darks and lighter lights, dramatic lighting. This is oil on a 8” x 10”canvas.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Don’t you just love lilacs? The smell is just yummy. I cut these in my daughters yard and had to paint them. I had some limes in the house and I love the purple and green together. This is oil on a 8” x 10” canvas.
Painted outside Tuesday for the first time in downtown Lebanon Ohio. Painted on a street corner with semi trucks flying by and lots of people to talk to. Always challenging and mostly fun, have to admit I enjoy it more in a peaceful place. I recommend it if you haven’t tried it, so great to paint from life.