Saturday, September 24, 2011


8"x6" oil on panel - SOLD

Colby just past this week. I memorialized him by painting him for his owner. She used to live next to us when we lived in northern California. I incorporated her favorite color, orange, into the background. He'll be shipped off to his new home this week. I hope this painting brings her comfort.

Friday, September 23, 2011


"10x8" - oil on canvas

Another feathered friend. I finished this one a couple of weeks ago. This one is a Black-capped Gnatcatcher. The texture of the tree was fun to do. I carved my initials into this painting like I did with the "Nuthatch". I just finished a dog portrait and will post that one this weekend. I'm definately keeping busy in the studio. I have at least 5 paintings going at once in different stages. When I come into the studio I work on the one I'm in the mood for.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

City the Kitty meets..."City the Kitty"

12"x16" oil on canvas

I painted this one a while back and I just delivered it to his owners last week. Lori Shepler, is a professional photographer in the LA area who is going to take our family picture by the ocean and figured I'd hand it over when we set the date. Well, with her busy schedule and a busy summer, we finally connected, at least for the delivery of the painting.

She shared with me this photo of him touching the painting. Lori said he kept admiring it and pawed it several times. I think he approves!
City the Kitty has his own fb's fun to see what he gets into and tries to get out of. Of course all captured by his mom Lori. I hope you check his page out, he's very handsome!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


12"x16" oil on canvas

This was a commission that I just finished. I hear he was a great dog and companion! He's in doggy heaven now, but obviously NOT forgotten. It was a great pleasure to paint him.