Heeeeere’s Weebee!

It occurred to me that I hardly, if ever, post the original photo alongside the finished portrait.  But this is an exceptionally lovely one I received from a client, and a good place to start. I love it when I receive a nice, clear and beautifully composed photo like this to work from. I think, […]

What’s in a name?

I’m sure I’ve been over this before, but it bears repeating. People have the best names for their pets. There are many with “human” names – which is how we roll at the Rossman house. Charlie (LOTS of Charlies) Rhett Bogart Katie (LOTS of Katies) Simon I love freaking people out by talking about our cat […]

Dos Gatos

My husband can speak pretty decent Spanish and if I messed up on those two words he’s going to be pretty embarrassed. Wait, he probably doesn’t even know I have a blog. So I’m safe. Anyway, I finished up two more kitty portraits for The Pioneer Woman contest winners. And here they are… Completed: March 31, 2010 […]

How the heck did I do it? Here’s the heck how.

When The Pioneer Woman awarded 14 of my mini portraits to contest winners on her site, I knew I was going to have to be organized about their production. Here’s how it went. I started by taping up four pieces of Yupo because I’d decided to do  four paintings at a time. I kept dragging my […]

Pioneer Cats

We have a house full of sickies this week. My daughter is sniffly, my son is feverish and I am feeling just ookie enough to refuse housework. Okay, so I don’t have to be that sick to refuse housework, but now I have an excuse. I’ve spent the last two days in my most favorite […]