“Zoe” Pit Bull Boxer Mix

Here is the Beautiful Zoe I created for my cousin Rebecca. This is Pen & Ink with Acrylics on Animation Cell. I start with a photo then I ink the drawing then I paint on the back of the cell like you would if you were painting on glass from front to back. Layering the (…)

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The Emotions Behind the Paintings

Emotions are defined as “a mental and physiological state associated with a wide variety of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. It is a prime determinant of the sense of subjective well-being and appears to play a central role in many human activities” What this definition lacks is the understanding that emotions also play a huge role in our pets (…)

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Cat Cut Outs

                    Here is Gracie & Sophia, two very sweet kitties that I painted for a client. These are cut out of wood, I gessoed & painted them in acrylics. It is same process I do for my portraits. They came out so cute! She is going to (…)

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Golden Luna

“Golden Luna” is 24″ by 30″ Just finished him. I’ve had this very ornate frame for a very long time. I found in an estate sale but its quite rough, and I need to repair it, fill in cracks & then I want to Gold leaf it. I think it will be magnificent once its (…)

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“Tank” the sweet Pit Bull

Here is my Cousin Daniel’s dog “Tank” that I painted for him for his Birthday! This is an 11″ x 14″ matted & framed Pen & Ink with Acrylics on Animation Cell. I love doing these animation cell paintings. The materials are fun to use, and I’m always delighted by the results. I’ve always loved drawing (…)

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My Favorite Palette

I Love this Sta-Wet Palette. I’ve been using it for the last 5 years and I know it has saved me thousands of dollars worth of paints. When I lay out my acrylic paints they stay wet for weeks & I don’t even seal the lid, I just place it on top to keep the dust and (…)

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Paper Painting Party

My girlfriend Julie introduced me to a wonderful artist named Elizabeth St. Hilare Nelson, please go to her site so you can see the fabulous paintings she creates. She also has a wonderful blog, Paper Paintings. Julie bought her DVD and after we watched it, we decided we would have a paper painting party. To get started you (…)

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A Burst of Creative Energy

Here’s what I’m currently working on, I’m finally doing paintings of my own animals. Angel the Westie, Sky the Aussie and Luna my horse, the goats are coming in the next batch. They are all at the beginning stages of the painting process, but you can still see the personality starting to come out.  The (…)

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