Wednesday, February 22, 2012


14" x 11" Oil on Canvas

Last Easter our son and daughter in law hosted Easter Dinner for family and friends complete with an exciting egg hunt for the children. Twelve year old Zack found a perfect vantage point for overlooking the activities. The sun was kissing his temple and dancing off his hair creating a portrait artist's ideal model.

Zack and his little brother are grand nephews in our extended family. I wanted to see if I could capture the essense of the spring day, the twinkle in Zack's eye, his calm demeanor and his gentle smile. Pleased with the outcome, a photo of the painting was emailed to his mother requesting permission to blog post it. Lo and behold, she loves the painting and the wants to purchase it! How cool is that!!

Zack is holding his sunglasses so this portrait is included in the Shades Series which will eventually be come a book.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ike for the Man Cave

24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Last fall A client requested a post humus portrait of a precious pug incorporated within an Ohio State theme as a Christmas gift for her husband and his man cave. Wow - Didn't this sound like a fun challenge?! It was! I visited the man cave - not your ordinary "man sanctuary" - this one is free standing and reached via a boardwalk extending from the house. Accent colors are red, black and grey and it's obvious this fellow is a Buckeye fan! His little buddy had a been a constant companion for eleven years and the man cave was just not the same without Ike's presence. Hopefully this portrait will be a loving reminder of the bond they shared.

I am thrilled they are happy with the portrait and appreciate the photos!