Here Come The Bridesmaids

I paint lots of portraits for gifts – anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, Christmas. But I was recently commissioned to paint five paintings as bridesmaid gifts, which is a first for me. I think. Completed: August 10, 2010 Soundtrack: Various and Moody Beverage: Various and Caffeinated Portraits for bridesmaid gifts! I didn’t think of it, but I’m […]

La Luna

This painting was a gift from a person’s adult children for her birthday. I sent a snapshot of the finished painting to the daughter that ordered it and she in turn forwarded it to her siblings. I heard back from her a few days later, confirming that they all loved it. I am careful to double-check […]


Our neighbors have a husky and all my 8 y.o. son can talk about is getting one of his own. It’s not going to happen, kid.   Completed: August 11, 2010 Soundtrack: Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele Beverage: Diet Coke

A Dog’s Tale

Every portrait has a story. This week I painted Bullet, a Jack Russell-Beagle-Basset mix with a comeback story. You can read it over here. Completed: August 1, 2010 Soundtrack: Miley Cyrus (my 6-year old daughter was in the studio) Beverage: Starbucks Iced Mocha

In the Moment

Sometimes I’m not the most present person. I have a job, and kids, and housework and another job. There are phone messages and emails, bills and business. Too often I find myself saying, “In a minute.” or “Maybe next time.” Sometimes I forget how to slow down. No, STOP. And listen. Or sit in the […]