Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sweet Friends


9" x 12" acrylic on canvas

I am very happy about this portrait of my friend Sharky.  He is a gorgeous dog who loves to go on walks, bike rides and play with our boys Jack and Davis.  His grey fur has a beautiful blue tint and he is very silky, two traits I worked on capturing here in paint.  This painting is also part of a weekly challenge with friends, we post a new painting every week that we only worked on for that time span.  Sharky's portrait is week 4.  Below are my other submissions starting with week 1. 

Jack and Davis on the Beach in Carabelle Florida
4" x 12"
Week 1 Challenge

Jack, Davis and Grandma on the Beach in Carabelle Florida
4" x 12"
Week 2 Challenge

Yin and Yang
9" x 12"
Week 3 Challenge

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sweet Bee!

Sweet Bee, 4" x 12" acrylic on canvas, April, 2015.

I spotted a few bees in a patch of clover on a morning run with the dogs.  I moved the boys away and observed how gently the bee would lower themselves onto the flowers, it was lovely.  This was a fun study that I painted that afternoon. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sweet Baby Animals

Baby Elephant Playing with Ribbon, 8" x 10", acrylic on gessobord, December,2014.

I absolutely love seeing baby animals free to roam and play in their natural habitat.  Unfortunately, the collective man has made this difficult for many species of animals on our planet.  I  have been imagining a series of baby animals for sometime now with my sketches and studies.  Now, I am bringing them to life with paint and added props for playfulness and to create some kind of kindred relationship for all of us to celebrate and delight in childhood and all of its necessary innocence.  

Baby Elephant

Baby Giraffe

Baby Giraffe Playing with Chevron Bowtie, 8" x 10", acrylic on gessobord, December,2014.

 I imagine this baby giraffe to be getting ready for his first day of school and looking at himself in the mirror with a tiny pursed lip indicating his reluctance.  We all want to fit in - why not just be yourself!!