August 1, 2019

Continuing my Passion

It's been a good while since I've written on my blog and I'm hoping to change that going forward.  So much has happened since my last post that it would be impossible to share it all...so, I'll just pick up somewhere in the recent months and move forward.

The biggest news is my new commission works involving Pet Portraits.  Although I haven't put my still life and people portrait art aside, I have added this new genre to my portfolio.

As an introduction to Pet Portraits, I have slashed my still life prices to about 1//3 of what my still lifes sell for.

Here's one of the portraits.



                                         "The Graduate"  - 9in. x 12in.

I hope you'll visit my dedicated pet portrait website:  www.Portrait.dog  to see  others. 
It's been a good while since I've written on my blog and I'm hoping to change that going forward.  So much has happened since my last post that it would be impossible to share it all...so, I'll just pick up somewhere in the recent months and move forward. 

The biggest news is my new commission works involving Pet Portraits.  Although I haven't put my still life and people portrait art aside, I have added this new genre to my portfolio. 

As an introduction to Pet Portraits, I have slashed my still life prices to about 1//3 of what my still lifes sell for. 

Here's one of the portraits. 

                                         "The Graduate"  - 9in. x 12in.

I hope you'll visit my dedicated pet portrait website:  www.Portrait.dog  to see  others. 

September 14, 2014

Bosque Arts Center - Clifton, Tx

Went to the awards dinner of the 29th Annual Bosque Art Center Exhibit last night.  What a wonderful treat!  The quality of art was so impressive and the warmth of the members of the art council and guest was moving.   Three of my pieces were juried into the show and what an honor to walk into a crowded room and discover that  one of them, "Embroidered Treasure" had not only won the First Time Entrant Award but the Gold Award  for the Oil/Acrylic category and it had sold!   Another entry, "It's Appealing" had also sold!  What a wonderful event and evening!

 "Embroidered Treasure"
18"x18"

"It's Appealing"
12"x12"

September 10, 2014

Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibit - Mountainsong Gallery at Carmel-by-the-Sea

I've been a little  delinquent sharing some wonderful  things that have happened during this summer - one of which is the selection of "Blue Enamel & Eggs w/Slotted Spoon", to be in the Oil Painters of America Western Region Exhibit! I've posted a picture here...I'm also thrilled to share that it was chosen (along with another one which I'll post soon) as a finalist in the 2014 Artist Magazine  Annual Art competition ... with over 7,500 entries this year!

Blue Enamel & Eggs
w/Slotted Spoon
16x17
If interested in this work - please contact artist

May 27, 2014

Ever painted Lace?

When I paint clothe, I  learn so much about  values and  how they impact  form. This painting  pairs clothe with a  basket of eggs - mixed browns and creamy whites.    I used the chiaroscuro technique which I'm drawn to.  I love the drama the  shadows and light create with this method.


Eggs & Battenburg
14 x 22

April 22, 2014

Painting Lemons

I'm always amazing at how many colors are  "hidden" in  objects we  tend think of as being pretty much  just one main color.   When painting lemons  for this  piece - it provided the color surprises I've learned to look for in my still life set ups.  When matching colors for both the lemons and silver, I discovered shades of mauve, lilac and red along with various shades of yellow.  

To add to it's interest... I  decided to include some silver items in this still life.  I have only painted silver once before and found it to be challenging...especially in an all black studio with controlled lighting.    I'm planning to use silver more often so I can study reflections and the way light affects it...so if any of you have some silver objects you care to loan... please speak up...:)  

Oh..this painting is still wet so you'll notice a few areas that have "sunken in",  which will be corrected once it's completely dry and  varnished.  :)


Silver & Lemons
14 x 16
$2250

March 31, 2014

New Gallery Representation!

I'm excited to  announce that my work can now be seen at Joe Wade Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe.  Joe Wade Fine Art Gallery (JWFA) has  been in Santa Fe for over 40 years and display an amazing collection of fine art created by: Dan Bodleson, Wayne Cooper,  R.A. Day, Charles Fenner Ball,  Richard Boyer, Sean Conrad - to name a few (the list goes on and on... :).   Check out the JWFA web page to see the complete list of outstanding artist!  They are located on the corner of Water St just off the Plaza (Old Santa Fe)

I left several pieces of work with Judy Wade (Gallery Owner) including:

Blue, Silk, & Mandarins
14x18
Contact Gallery for purchasing details