Heavy Equipment

A client asked me to paint a piece of mining equipment that her father invented. It’s a gift for her dad and when she asked me to do it I played right along like I knew what a dragline even was. It seems like something that only people in the industry would know about but […]

The Big Painting

Some time ago, a client came to me with an idea for an anniversary present for her parents. She wanted to incorporate the images of all 21 dogs they’ve had or fostered since she and her siblings were little. In one painting. She sent me hard copies of photos from albums, old Christmas newsletters and […]

For Moms

I am painting a bunch of Mother’s Day gifts this week. Aren’t these two a couple of cuties? Completed: April 10, 2011 Soundtrack: Simon and Garfunkel Beverage: Caffeine, assorted

People Say the Nicest Things

Many times when I send a painting off to its forever home the only indication that it ever arrived is the confirmation slip from the post office. It’s always nice when I get an email back to say, “hey, it’s here!” or, “We love it even better in person!” or better yet, “It made me […]

Another Happy Birthday

This is my second birthday gift painting in a week. They’re both paintings for moms and I think something like this might make an excellent Mother’s Day Gift, if I do say so myself. Completed: January 9, 2011 Soundtrack: Soundtrack from Frida Beverage: Starbucks Mocha Someone also asked me if I’d ever consider posting the […]