I’ve been busy with kids, life, and painting and I let my website and blog slide for a few years. My website is up and organized and I hope to blog about my paintings as I add them to my website.
It’s time to make this website better. Stay tuned.
Show on the Road!
It’s time to get this show (back) on the road!
I’ve been busy. But we are all still here and running every which way. I just have to laugh at how often I need to be in 2 or 3 places at the same time these days. Mostly it’s chauffeur work.
But I always find a few hours a day to paint, and I’m learning to play the piano. Which I love.
Here are some things I’ve painted recently. I’ve been asked to paint quite a few dog portraits. People love their doggies. I’m currently working on 3 more of them.
These 3 are finished.
Doggie and Driving
What happened to me? I have been so busy with summer/kid things that I practically forgot that I have a blog!
Here’s a dog portrait that I recently finished. This is a cute little mini labradoodle named Suki.
We have been really busy here. Both my boys just got their drivers permits and are now on the open roads learning to drive. It’s the most terrifying thing I have ever done. My nerves are a little frazzled. They have to drive with us for at least 50 hours or 6 months before getting their drivers licenses.
Plein air painting from the deck
MacKerricher State Park
A fun and beautiful change of scenery!
MacKerricher State park is just north of Fort Bragg, California. About 100 north of San Francisco.
This year I joined the BOSCO Boise Artist Collective and will take part in their open studio event. They asked for a number of things for their website and marketing materials including an artist portrait and a studio shot. And some images of my work. I have a brilliant photographer neighbor who came over and took my picture and made me look much better than I really look. Here’s the portrait along with my studio space and the images I submitted for the website.
I worked out some final details on this big plein air piece. When I started it I wondered if the scale of the project was too ambitious, but I allowed it to develop over time and I didn’t feel a rush to complete the whole piece right away. I enjoyed the process of being outside and painting what I observed in nature. And it was fun to say hi to so many people passing by. My favorite was catching the shadows on the foothills before they slipped away with the movement of the sun.
24X48″ oil on canvas
It’s coming along!
24X48 oil on canvas
This morning I went out and painted on location for about 3 hours with a friend. It was fun to have someone with me.
I still have a ways to go. I like this point in the progress of a painting. When I have all the element in and I start to work on developing individual parts.