Category Archives: commissions

What I’ve been up to lately–commissions, postcards and prepping for a July show

Above are two recent pet portraits that I finished and delivered to happy customers. There are 3 (8″ x 8″ watercolor) of the dark dog but the customer picked her favorite (the seated one) from those choices. The American Eskimo … Continue reading

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Catching up on Studio News

I continue to do lots of small watercolor postcards. I continue to practice drawing with my right hand. Those “right-handed cards” have a big loopy “R” in the corner. I finished two pet portraits (in-process pic here) and am working … Continue reading

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The bluebonnet quilt– process over product

Back to the art blog after a few months of keeping a health blog–phew. It looks like we are in a quiet patch now, and I am out of harm’s way. The bluebonnet quilt which my mom and I have … Continue reading

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My Work in People’s Houses–a collection of pet portraits

A former neighbor contacted me this summer about doing a surprise pet portrait for his wife. I don’t do that many portrait commissions these days, but this was a young couple who we’d known for several years and through several … Continue reading

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Taking work to Portfolio Art Gallery in Columbia, SC–an annual field trip

  I have had work in Portfolio Art Gallery, Five Points, Columbia, SC for, ohhhh, I think it’s 20 years now! what?! I think 1997 was the first trip down there to take them work. Many paintings have found a … Continue reading

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