A Man and His Dog

This is a commissioned piece. I never show others a completed piece before the person who commissioned it has seen it. The client provided the cigar box and a photo. It was their favorite family dog who is no longer with them. This painting will be a birthday gift to her husband.

I like that I can make someone happy with what I do. I love to paint; I love that inner warm feeling I get when I see their response to what I’ve painted.

Sometimes it’s just a test

Sometimes I paint something just to see if I can. Bird’s nests are hard and I don’t know why it is. My friend recently painted a bird’s nest and I had to catch myself from touching the canvas it looked that real.

I had taken some pictures a few years back of a robin’s nest that was constructed on the railing of our deck. It allowed me some great photos. I decided I would try again to paint a bird’s nest. This one is small. 4″x4″. I am pleased. It does get better to paint it more than once. That doesn’t mean it is easier. New Life

“New Life”. Acrylic. 4”x4”

Swans

I was going to paint one big picture with several swans in it but when I did ot didn’t look right. I don’t remember where we were when I saw the swans but I really loved the elegance of the black one. I took several pictures hoping to capture their beauty.

Once painted the number of birds wasn’t right. What I saw in my head didn’t translate to paper. So what do you do? You get the scissors and cut.

Now I have two paintings.