Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Doggies love the beach

Juneau and Yukon at Ballston Beach


oil with palette knives on board

Bill asked if I would paint this portrait for his neighbors. They recently lost these two beautiful companions and he wanted them to have a special gift to help memorialize them. They loved the beach and this image captured that.

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Nice pair of um.... boots

Nice Pair


oil with palette knives on board

I recently sold all 3 of my boot paintings within a month at the Art Gallery at Patriot Place which got be excited to paint another one. I loved the kitschy design of the cowgirl on these boots that I saw on Christy's website

Sunday, August 20, 2023

New pet portrait with a dog and a cat together

Tumble and Azzi

12" x 16"

Oil with palette knives on board

Back in February, I had done a portrait of two cats for Dan. He wanted another painting of his other cat Tumble, who had recently passed, along with their dog Azzi. 

He described for me when the two of them used to touch noses as a greeting and show of mutual respect and wanted that to be the image in the painting. I didn't have any reference images of this exact pose so I had to do a compilation of several images in order to get the proportions, positions, and sizing of the animals correct.

Since the animals were both black, I think the rug and the wood floor help to bring out their colors.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

The Red Inn at Twilight II

The Red Inn at Twilight II

12" x 24"

Oil with palette knives on board


Can you believe that this is the 57th painting I've done of the Red Inn? This list of paintings includes scenes in and around this beautiful place. It just shows you how much it means to all those that visit it every year at the very tip of Cape Cod in beautiful Provincetown, MA.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Vacation Reflections

Pretty in Pink

16" x 20"

Oil with palette knives on board

We are heading to this beautiful place soon and I can't wait. The water, the light, the cottages, and the beach are all so relaxing.

Monday, August 7, 2023

Bowen's Wharf, Newport RI

Hydrangea Heaven

14" x 11"

Oil with palette knives on board


While in Newport delivering a painting to a customer, Polo and I decided to enjoy the beautiful day and have lunch in town. This storefront on Bowen's Wharf caught my attention with its gorgeous display of hydrangeas and its colorful nautical flag.  I knew it would make a nice subject for my palette knife painting technique.

Friday, August 4, 2023

It's Fri-Yay : : martini time again!

Martini Time II

8" x 8"

Oil with palette knives on board


Nancy loved the first Martini Time painting I had done for the Red Inn back in April. But when she went back to purchase it, it had already been sold. So she asked me if I would paint her another one. Of course I said yes.

The inspiration came from a photo I took while Polo and I were dining at the inn last year. The inn makes the best martinis!

Tuesday, August 1, 2023



10" x 10"

Oil with palette knives on board

Bill's sister was very jealous of the 3 paintings I had done of his dog Foxy, and wanted to memorialize her precious Kasey with a portrait of her own. She said she liked this picture of her because she was "Staring up at me telling me how much she loves me. That look. Says it all. I love you mommy."

Kasey looked like a beautiful Shetland sheepdog. She will be missed.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...