Works in Progress

One of my favorite parts of a painting is at the point when the the image first starts to take shape. It might be early on when I’m masking off the white areas with masque pen; (my daughter calls it mas-KWAH pen, and now, so do I.) It might be when I’m dredging color through […]

Good Reads

Sooner or later, the blogs I read every day are going to receive fan art from me. It’s just how I roll. Here’s who’s on my must-read list these days. The Pioneer Woman The Bloggess Sundry Mourning Girls Gone Child Kevin and Amanda Nie Nie Dialogues Yes, there are others, but these are the ones […]

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 […]

Ruby

Completed: June 4, 2011 Soundtrack: Amanda Richards Beverage: Starbucks Iced Mocha

Pioneer Kids

If you read The Pioneer Woman, you’ll probably recognize these next portraits. Like millions of other people, I read Ree’s blog every day. There’s always something that interests me on a personal level…but that’s why we choose to read the blogs we do, right? Her post last week about her kids saddling and unsaddling the […]