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 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 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.
“Evening Stroll” A pastel painting of two people strolling down an small alley in Cadiz, Spain. Reference from a photo I took one evening while visiting Cadiz. The pink lights in the background lit up a whole section of shopping and dining, and the green … Continue readingEvening Stroll
This was from a photo I took while kayaking with friends on Rices Creek in NC. It was a beautiful, peaceful day, and I watched as two friends glided quietly around the corner. This picture is framed with AR non reflective glass, and is for … Continue readingMy pastel painting “Kayaking on Rices Creek” was chosen to be in the Wilmington “Busines to Business” Journal for 2022!
This is my latest commission, a painting of Rumble and Finn. This was a birthday gift for Rumble and Finn’s owner. It is a 17″ x 21″ painting, on Canson paper with a pan pastel underpainting, and soft pastels. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or … Continue readingRumble and finn