Oh my gosh, I am so excited about some upcoming paintings. Some are commissioned paintings and some are ones that I’m just doing for myself…just painting them because they are swirling around in my head and I need to get them OUT and on to the paper so I can move on.

They’re like a creative bottleneck.

Lately, I think I am finding a nice balance between my paid-for work and my just-for-fun work. The paid-for work keeps me motivated and engaged with all the really amazing people I’m meeting as clients. The just-for-fun work feeds my soul.

One of the upcoming just-for-fun paintings is a companion piece to the Dia de los Muertos portrait I did of my daughter a couple weeks ago. Because when you have two kids, you can’t just paint one of them up like a Day of the Dead skeleton and NOT do the same for the other kid.

You just can’t.

So last weekend I painted up my son, gave him some props and took some reference photos in the backyard.


Not serious.

I will post the painting as soon as it’s finished.

In my “spare” time, I finished a few other client paintings. I hope you like them.


A Man and His Cat

Completed: August 30, 2010

Soundtrack: Dixie Chicks

Beverage: Some hooch my mom brought

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