Monday, December 10, 2018

Sing It With Feeling

6x6
acrylic on gessobord
I've been working on a few commissioned paintings lately.  It's been wonderful and challenging; just the way I like it!  Today, however,  I felt the need to paint something that I picked out.  Isn't this pup adorable!  The expression on his face just makes me smile!  I used a photo I found on Pixabay as a reference to paint this soulful lab.  It makes me want to get out and do some caroling!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wading Trio

6x8
acrylic on gessobord
A few summers ago on a hot day, our daughter and her friends braved the frigid waters of the Puget Sound to cool off.  Luckily I was there to capture some photos of it.  It's amazing how kids are not affected by the cold as much as some adults (me!).  I would have been flying out of that water and running straight for a hot shower! 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Skeet Shooting Lessons

8x6
acrylic on gessobord
This is my latest commission painting.  I was super excited to do this one!  I love the long shadows and fall colors.  Also, it's for one of my best customers!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Home On The Sea 2

36x24
acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
I finally finished a painting for us!  I did a smaller version of this a while back and was so happy with the results that I decided to do a larger version just for our family.  Our times spent on our beloved sailboat, Pearl, are some of our best!  I'm always looking forward to another adventure aboard her.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Scenes From Dog Beach

8x6
acrylic on gessobord
This is another dog I photographed while in Los Angeles last winter.  It was at the end of the day and the light shimmering on the water was beautiful.  It was the perfect day for a dog to be at the beach!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Race To Shore

6x8
acrylic on gessobord
I wanted to do another "splashing" painting to refine my water painting skills, and adding dogs to it made it that much better!  I am constantly working on simplifying my strokes and being more cognizant of each time I put brush to board, in the hopes the end result will be a much "cleaner" painting.  I'm happy with the way this one turned out.


Monday, November 5, 2018

50 Yard Dash

8x6
acrylic on gessobord
This shepherd was having a great time at the dog beach in Los Angeles.  He was super speedy and loved running along side any other dog that would allow it.  


Monday, October 29, 2018

Let Loose

6x8
acrylic on gessobord
After working on "Take the Leap", I wanted to do more paintings with the feeling of motion.  I love the way this guy is totally letting loose!  I decided to use my looser, abstract side for the background.  I used a photo from Pixabay to paint this.  Thank you Pixabay, for the inspiration!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Take the Leap

6x6
acrylic on gessobord
I tried to capture the feeling of jumping in this painting.  It was really fun to paint this!