Friday, January 28, 2011

Baby Blue Eye - WIP - detail

This detail is from a portrait underway of a beautiful young lady and her family’s recently adopted shelter pet, Baby Girl. Baby Girl’s blue eye has limited or no vision, however, she sees "ok" with the brown one and has stolen everyone’s heart with her sweet personality. The painting is almost ready to sign and I’m pleased with the way it’s going while also working on a commissioned portrait. Hope to
post both of these soon. Stay tuned!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Bailey's Sunbeam

24" x 18" Acrylic on Canvas

A thoughtful young man in the Greensboro, N. C. area commissioned this painting as a Christmas gift for his wife. Last fall he and I looked at a number of photos (via email) and decided this one best represented the loving devoted personality of their adored pet recently lost at an advanced age. She had always been a part of their married life and it was difficult letting her go.

It’s a pleasure to say this client was a joy to work with giving me helpful email feedback every step of the way! Bailey is snoozing in a sunbeam waiting for her two little boys to wake up and play. Shortly after Christmas a phone call from the recipient assured me how pleased she is and that the portrait will be a prized keepsake keeping Bailey's memory alive. That call meant so much! Better than ribbons!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Anything That Breathes

Happy me with the merit award for EDWARD in the Venice Art Center’s juried “Anything that Breathes” show! Upon arriving at the lovely reception December 17, I was delighted to find my painting displayed on an easel glowing in great light enhanced by a pretty ribbon! Woo Hoo! The judge was Sharon Tritschler and this unusual and exciting show may be viewed through January 12 at 390 Nokomis Avenue, Venice, Florida.