Four lovely, crazy looking pugs made up this intense pet portrait I did on commission. Each pug brought so much personality to the piece, I was careful to preserve their individuality. From upper left, Bruster, Dakota, Bitsey and Lucy. 16 X 20 Acrylics on canvas Photo references were my own (What a wonderful day taking … More ‘Four Pugs Portrait’
Although they are now extinct in the Gulf Coast waters, these lovely birds are still associated with the state of Florida, where I lived for many years as a young girl. This is an homage to the Lesser Flamingo, whose shape, color and unique features were an utter joy to discover in detail as I … More Lesser Flamingo Portrait
One of the loveliest songs year-round at the house here in the southeast U.S. belongs to one of the most striking birds of North America; the male cardinal. I was happy to portray his striking red color amid the grays of winter, catching the sun through the branches on his feathers. This bird brings joy even … More Winter Flame – Male Cardinal
An acrylic portrait of a beautiful young boy, Chip, who is a mixed breed though he appears to have chocolate lab in him, also some kind of Australian hound? Regardless, his lovely glowing eyes and gorgeous coat made for a stunning portrait. I was immensely excited to capture all the different hues his shiny coat … More Chip’s Portrait
A graphite drawing in the making for two years…It had been on a back burner for a long while, and then I acquired a Mono Tombow eraser and decided to finish it this morning and have some fun pulling out highlights. So glad to finish it, I enjoyed the stint of creativity this came from. … More ‘Neptune Seahorse’
An African elephant study with sun, shadow and so many wrinkles… I love the heart and conscience of these animals, and am in awe of their intelligence. It was wonderful to spend time studying her lovely, lined face. 11 X 14 acrylics on stretched canvas photo ref. from a private party
‘Gray Morning’ featuring the American Gray Fox – female 24 X 36 Acrylics on stretched canvas Had a lovely time painting this beautiful girl, and combining her with all these different elements of a misty morning forest. This will be the start of a series of forest paintings.
This is a portrait of my cat, Ki-Ki, who passed away a couple of years ago. I didn’t have sufficient detail in any of my own photos of her– still don’t have a very good camera– and so I altered a photograph I found online, moving her details and colors into the painting. This work … More Ki-Ki; Cat Portrait