Trio of Pet Portraits

Trio of Pet Portraits

This morning I finished the last of three pet portraits. All were done on Wallis Professional grade paper in pastel. Now to call the framer! Then off to Dr. Coleen Scoda’s veterinary office. Hopefully some commissions will come my way. While this was a fun...

My inspirations

I spent the better part of this afternoon watching Richard Schmid paint a portrait of ‘The Captain’ with a few of my fellow Rochester Art Club friends. It was sort of cozy, the four of us huddled around the flat screen sipping hot cocoa, watching an alla...
Brief Interlude

Brief Interlude

There it is again….my companion, Ms. ADD.  Here I was working on Jazz Hands VII and suddenly I am working with pastels and working on another dog portrait. One has to pay the bills however. A friend of my daughter’s is now a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine...

Disappointment and ‘Ageless’

We have all been there before, those of us who enter numerous exhibitions that is. We know from experience that judging is shall we say a ‘crap shoot’.  What is loved by one judge will be shunned by another. It is the name of the game of art exhibitions....

Hands and their intrigue….

Why do I like painting hands you might ask?  Why would ANYONE like painting hands?! Well I find them as expressive as the human face.  If you think about it our hands are never really idle except perhaps during sleep and even then sometimes the muscles have a mind of...