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Beaver Painting Complete

Beaver Painting Complete

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 in Animals, Blog

I’m really happy that my taking part in the creative writing master’s program still allowed me enough time to complete my annual holiday card. This year I took a break from the usual panel of the Franklin and Nunu book and decided to go with one of my animal paintings. I’ve pretty much maintained my pace on the smaller paintings, even...

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Squirrel Painting Complete

Squirrel Painting Complete

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 in Animals, Blog

I’m getting back to my animal paintings again. This is one of the benefits of having a few projects going on at once. I get to cycle through projects maintaining good interest and energy. When I start to burn out a bit I can shift my attentions onto a different project. This squirrel has been sitting around my studio for months begging me to finish...

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Nightingale Painting Complete

Nightingale Painting Complete

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 in Animals, Blog

Finished up this pretty little lady.  The pearls were a little tedious but I like the way they are tying things together throughout the piece.  I did this one a little larger than usual and probably won’t do that again.  I do like the way the smaller works just get banged out quickly and that I can keep the price point low enough to move…...

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Nightingale Painting In Progress

Nightingale Painting In Progress

Posted on Jul 9, 2016 in Animals, Blog

I had the good fortune of getting to work on some art as training for work this week.  My company and more specifically my supervisors are pretty cool that way!  Unfortunately I didn’t realize I hadn’t gelled this nightingale before I showed up so most of the first day was spent working on other art while I waited for the gel to dry.  Still, I...

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Large Animal Crew Painting Complete

Large Animal Crew Painting Complete

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 in Animals, Blog

So I’m finally able to post this piece, the one I was working on for so long but didn’t want to show to hopefully get more people to come see it in person at the show.  This one was a real challenge as it started out in the comp as a day scene but as I began working on it, building from dark to light, I really liked the way the clouds were...

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June 2016 City Arts Show – Sixteen

June 2016 City Arts Show – Sixteen

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 in Animals, Blog

I had the opportunity to participate in a show at downtown Orlando at the City Arts Gallery on Orange and Pine.  There are 16 artists in all including many very talented co-workers of mine.  The opening it Thursday June 16th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and should promise to be a really fun time filled with lots of great art.  I’m showing what I have...

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