More Minis

The other day I launched a Kickstarter project to paint a series of Dia de los Muertos portraits. There’s a linky-thing over on the right side of this blog; you can become a patron of the arts for as little as a buck! (Which gets you a digital download of the entire collection AND a […]


All the paintings are done.  They’re organized on a thumb drive. I’m deciding on a printer. Tomorrow I meet with the designer to start work on my calendar. Hurray! Estimated delivery of calendars is Nov/Dec before Christmas. (If you have a painting in the calendar, I’ll be sending it at the same time unless you’ve […]

Release the hounds!

One common question I receive is whether I can paint a group portrait from several different photos. The answer is yes. Here’s how to get the best results. (Actually, most of these tips apply to any commissioned painting.) Send several photos of each subject. A link to an online album works just fine too! Choose […]

Chillin’ Like a Coupla Villains

I just finished the last painting for my calendar. It was a good note to end on, too. Meet Oolka and Romeo. This painting is unique in that I actually know these dogs. Most of my clients are via the internet and I never even meet them, but these two are my neighbors. I’ve actually seen […]


When my painting of Charlie first appeared on The Pioneer Woman in January 2010, I received a flood of emails and orders. A FLOOD. Among them was a client who ordered a painting for her husband on the occasion of their first anniversary. I didn’t blog back then, so here it is. My husband is […]