Sunday, January 22, 2012

A wedding couple...a new beginning

Tiffany & Tyler
14x11 oil on canvas

This is the second commission for the client who had me paint his twins Christian and Hayden. This is for his oldest son who got married last summer. The client could only provide his camera phone pic of this lovely couple. I included a frame because he has commissioned the three paintings. When he received it he said, it was "beautiful beautiful work." *phew*

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Frank and Animal Place

8x10 oil on canvas
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I wanted to start out my New Year with another contribution to one of my favorite charities, Animal Place. It is a beautiful sanctuary for farm animals. I've posted paintings of some of their lambs, sheep and roosters but Frank is my first pot bellied pig. He came to them in 2004. He was a victim of a neglect case in Southern California. A man started out with six pigs but in two years ended up with over 300 in less than an acre of land. Now Frank frolics in the beautiful hillsides of Gold Country's 600 acres of Animal Place Sanctuary along with his friends of cows, bulls, chickens, goats and sheep. All profits from this sale go directly to Animal Place to support their wonderful work.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


6x6 oil on panel

I saw this young lady playing ping-pong with her father at a party the other night. I asked her mother if I could take a quick camera pic of her to paint later. She stopped for a few seconds and I snapped a few shots of this active 11 year old. I like how she didn't even bother to push back the few straggles of errant hair off her face before returning to her game of ping-pong.