Saturday, December 18, 2010


A portrait commission. I sometimes have trouble with long-haired dogs but this one seemed to go pretty well. As a matter of fact, I didn't even get to an "ugly" stage where I hate how the painting looks and wonder if I should sand it off and start over. Other than me fretting that it was getting too tight and wanting to loosen up, this one went quite smoothly and is one of the best pets yet. Wish they were all this easy! Acrylic on wood panel, 11x14.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I'm really enjoying painting small! Could be a touch of ADD, but when starting a big painting I always feel like I'm setting off on a trip like driving from SF to LA, and there's always a point where I feel like I'm running out of gas or off the road. The little ones are fun, quick, and I can't mess around with them too long or it's time to bring out Mr. Sandpaper and start over. So this is a piece I'm doing as part of an alphabet for a kids' book. I'm planning to do one set of people-made objects and one natural things...if I can stay on the road. I'm also doing prints of these mounted on wooden panels that I trade for a green picture of Andrew Jackson.