This is the last commission painting I did in 2023. This is a pet portrait pastel painting of Max, a labradoodle. This was a Christmas gift for Max’s owner, who was very happy with it. The photo reference was given to me by the commissioner … Continue readingMAX
This is one of my latest commissions. This is a Pastel Pet Portrait of a Homing Pigeon that races, and is a champion racing Pigeon. I love the blue colors of the pigeon that I was able to get with the pastels. Pigeons are not … Continue readingRacing Pigeon
This is a pastel portrait that I painted of my neighbors mother, Annie. I took the reference photo on Annie’s 94th birthday, when I brought her flowers to celebrate. This is pastel on pastel mat paper. I gave this to my neighbor as a gift … Continue readingFlowers for Annie
This is a painting of Lady, a chestnut quarter horse at my trainer’s barn. She would watch us riding in the ring, and always looked like she wanted to join us.
I am starting to work on painting portraits and figures of people. Its harder since getting photos of peoples faces in the right lighting (and then their permission) isn’t as easy as getting photos of pets. I took these photos of a neighbors granddaughter on … Continue readingCharlotte’s Smile
This is a painting of my niece’s Basset Hound, Gracie. Gracie loves her, and you can see it in Gracie’s eyes, the way she looks at her.
This painting is of a beautiful Sunset I saw in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, while on Safari. We were driving back to camp, passing by elephants, lions and giraffes watching the sun just peeping out of the clouds, and throwing a beautiful glow … Continue readingSerengeti Sunset
“Waiting for the Sun”. Pastel painting on Uart paper. This is the final version of this painting, I made a few changes to it. This was a cool winter morning at the beach in Florida, the chairs were partially set up, waiting for the warmer … Continue readingWaiting for the Sun
Painting of a stream and marsh in Eastern North Carolina on a Sunny Day. It was a very peaceful, calm scene, with the sun shining, and the trees and grasses reflecting in the water, and I tried to capture that feeling in this painting.
This is my latest commission, a painting of Chippy, my clients cat. Reference Photo sent to me by the customer. Pictures of cats are sometimes harder to get then pictures of dogs, as they seem to know when you want to take their picture, and … Continue readingCHIPPY