I’m back in my new studio and cranking out work. This commission was done as a gift and was a joy to paint. Gibson has since passed on but this painting of him (16×20) will keep his memories front and center. Sad to see a pet go, but when you see the joy on someones […]
Fall is in the air and you know what that means. The holidays are approaching and what better gift than a custom painting. From your pets, to your nephew to your grandparents I can paint just about anything you need or want. I primarily paint with oil on canvas and my sizes range from 11×14 and […]
Meet Tess. A winner in the Zoetis Pet Photo Contest. One of the fastest dogs as well as paintings I’ve done. What made this painting go so quickly? First off, the fur. Short hair animals are a tad harder to paint. Tess on the other hand had long coarse hair which made it easy to […]
I just finished this 20×24 commission painting of these two children. The boy is Onyx and the girl is Brooklyn. People are always a challenge for me, but I love it. Getting the right skin tone, the right eye shape and color, the lips and teeth just right. It’s not easy, especially when the family […]
Spike is another one of the contest winners thru the Zoetis pet photo contest. I don’t get paint many cats so this one was kinda fun for me to do. It’s 16×20 and oil on canvas.
Finished another commission piece of a Shepard. Beautiful dog and a joy to paint. Bydas is one of the winners of the Zoetis pet contest and 2 of the 7 I’ve been commissioned to do. Stay tuned for more pets to come!
When I was going thru art school and my teacher was instructing us on how to paint shadows and highlights I always assumed shadows were black and highlights were white. Hmm. Well, it’s simply not even close. When he instructed us to go out and buy the supplies for the class he gave us a […]
Thank you to Zoetis for the opportunity to paint 7 pets for their nationwide pet photo contest. Ming Ming was one of the lucky winners! A pleasure and blessing that I got to paint this adorable pup. Enjoy it Lily Li!
1. A good painting starts with a good drawing. 2. Never paint anything so white it can’t be made whiter. 3. Don’t use black out of the tube. Mix your black! 4. Shadows are transparent and rarely black. Put some color in your shadows. 5. Highlights are not white. Use white to tint your colors […]