Thursday, November 25, 2010

Another pet portrait

This is Lonnie, a Lhasa Apso mix, who was commissioned as a Christmas gift for the owner, who misses his little dog greatly. He has one brown eye and one blue one, and a really cute little face.
8" x 10" oil on canvas

Friday, November 19, 2010

Judson, a Three Year old German Shepherd dog

Wow- this is one of the most beautiful dogs I have ever met. He was really scared when he came over to get his picture taken so I ended up using a photo provided by his mom. The picture showed him lying on the patio but I decided he would look better in a shady park setting.

 11" x 14" oil on linen

Monday, November 08, 2010

Highland Park paint out

We delivered some paintings to the Springfield show and decided to paint on Friday as well as Saturday when the regularly scheduled OPAS paintout was scheduled. It was a really cold day on Friday. I definitely wasn't dressed for the weather. We have been so fortunate to have this unusually warm weather for the past few weeks that I didn't even think about how cold it would be. These are the first paintings I have ever done wearing gloves.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Portrait of Merv Russell from the Saturday Morning Group

Merv modeled for two hours and I finished the piece from a photo I took at home. Here he looks like a bit like a bum but Merv owned a chain of Tuxedo stores back in the day... I think. Anyway- these are his painting clothes. He was nice enough to model when the person scheduled failed to show.