Friday, January 18, 2019
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Hi there friends, a very dear friend brought me a fruit basket for Christmas and there was this one sweet little orange with attached leaves, the kind of thing we look for when we are shopping for props for still life set ups. Anyway I am all caught up for Christmas and I thought I have to paint this. This is oil on a 5” x 7” canvas panel.
Have a wonderful holiday everyone and I appreciate your support this year, I know I’m in and out but hope to do better next year.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Hello Friends, just finished my last pet commission for Christmas, a bit too late now to take any more new ones with the drying time. I do however have gift certificates available for purchase. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you a paypal invoice and I’ll get it right out in the mail to you. Would make a wonderful gift.
No time for decorating yet but hopefully soon , lots of shopping to do and I haven’t wrapped a thing. It will come ready or not, whew. Hope you are doing better than me. Priorities right? My pet commissions are finished.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
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!