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 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 “Reflections in the window”, a painting I did from a photo I took at Our Lady of the Rocks church, which is on an artificial island off the coast of Perast in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro. I loved the way the waters … Continue readingPastel Painting “Reflections in a window”
This is a pastel painting taken from a reference photo of the kitchen at Fort Clinch on Amelia Island, FL. The kitchen was set up as it would have been when the fort was active in the 1800’s. There were many items on the shelves, … Continue readingWaiting for the Cook
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 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