Monday, May 18, 2009

"Golden Key"

1 3/4" x 6" oil on canvas panel - SOLD

This was a commission piece for my friend, P.K. I'm still adding highlights and such. The colors didn't come out as they actually are in my painting. The key is much more vibrant and the background is much more of a warmer brown. I'll repost it in better lighting once it's totally complete. If you haven't noticed that I didn't paint a nail holding it. This key is actual size so I'm going to be adding an actual nail into the painting.

Monday, May 4, 2009

"Bug" in progress - EDITED - complete!

8"x6" oil on canvas panel

I love how this painting came together so quickly. I painted 30 min. at a time and then let it dry, except for the last one. Working on the details took much longer. I think I like the simplicity of it. The lighting is my favorite, in fact, I was going to give the back ground color, but I'm going to keep it black. I worked on the details after posting it earlier today. I believe it's complete at this point, but will check back with it tomorrow. I know I'll tweak something and of course I need to sign it.

Friday, May 1, 2009


8"x6" oil on canvas panel - in progress

Lately I've been enjoying painting dog portraits that I recently donated a pet portrait to my daughter's school for a silent auction. I look forward to seeing what kind of dog or cat I'll be painting (or other animal). As you can see I've started a new portrait painting of my kitty, Bug. I wasn't happy with the first one I started. I really liked this photo and wanted to capture the wonderful lighting. I'll post this painting in its progress.