Crazy About Sheep

I love sheep and I love painting sheep. I’m following a woman on Instagram from Pulaski, Tennessee. She raises sheep and takes amazing sheep pictures. Her name is Julie Refer. She has given me permission to paint her animals which has put me over the moon in happiness. ❤️❤️❤️

This is my first painting from her photo gallery. I hope I’ve done her photo justice. It is a 12″x12″ acrylic that I call it “Need to be Seen”.

Experiencing a Loss

When someone asks me to do a commissioned painting and it is of a loved one that has passed I am touched. I feel a great responsibility with this request. I always do my very best with each painting I paint regardless if it is a commissioned piece or not. But a loved one is even more important that each detail of that person is captured. Earrings, rings, hair style all has to be perfect.

So I was asked to paint Bill’s wife who passed away 3 years ago. I could tell the pain and sadness was still very close to the surface of the new life he was trying to live.

The photo he showed me was of his wife at 82. She was a professional ice skater in her youth. At 82 she was gorgeous. Tall black boots, tight jeans and a fur coat. Yep I want to look just like her. In the photo they were in San Francisco and had just seen a Cirque du Soleil show. She is standing in front of the programs banner.

Yesterday I gave bill his painting.

“Living the Life”. Watercolor 11×14

Pretty Chickens

I’m not a chicken expert by a long shot, but as of late I’ve been looking at a lot of these birds. They are actually very beautiful. They seem to come in every color. It also seems they make great pets.

Now it isn’t like I know nothing about chickens. 🐔 Growing up I’ve eaten my fair share of fried chicken. I hope you don’t hold that against me. I love chicken and have found some really great chicken recipes. Chicken is like pizza it can be enjoyed hot or cold. I fear I may be digressing.

My daughter-in-law took me to a friend’s house who raises chickens. It’s her chickens that I’ve painted. These chickens were so pretty even their eggs were colorful. I completely enjoyed my visit plus her husband made the best beer ever.

I’ve already put the chicken on a board for you. 😜 I’m totally into animal shaped cutting boards. So here is my tribute to chickens!!!