Monday, November 18, 2019


Here is the third of four lovely siblings I've been working on. This is Piglet (aka Piggers, Piggy...), who was the brother to Wiley and Lulu until he crossed the rainbow bridge in June.

Piglet - acrylic on 6x6 inch gessobord

Friday, November 15, 2019


This little sweetie was so fun to paint, what a cutie! I painted her brother Wiley previously, and stay tuned for her siblings Piglet and Lucy, coming soon.

Lulu - acrylic on 6x6 inch gessobord

Old school

This was my biggest challenge to date as far as reference pictures go - I painted a recent pet for someone and then they wanted one of their dog from about 20 years ago. I just had a photo of an old photograph to work from, but I'm happy to say I made it work.

Old School - acrylic on 10x10 inch Gessobord 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Recent kitty commissions

I'm behind on posting, but I've been working on some cute kitty commissions lately. The ladies who commissioned them were both so lovely to work with, it's part of the process that I really enjoy- interacting with clients and getting their portraits just right. With no further ado, here are Floyd, Elmer, and Jack!

Floyd - acrylic on 6x6 in. cradled panel

Elmer - acrylic on 6x6 in. cradled panel

Jack - acrylic on 8x8 in. cradled panel

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Bear (cat)

This is my friends Nick and Jessamyn’s cat, Bear. I saw the photo and just had to paint it- the cat has such attitude! I left a little more of the pink showing through here than I usually do, mostly because I was trying to keep it a quick warm-up painting. I like the effect though.

Bear- Acrylic on 6x6 hardboard panel

Sunday, October 6, 2019


Here’s a few warm-up pieces I did this weekend. They’re done on 5x7 card stock and I plan to donate them to Art4shelter for their 2020 sale. The reference photos are from Paint My

I’ve been trying to scheme a way to expand my home studio space. Right now my easel is in a small corner of our “office”, but we really don’t ever use the big desk in the office. Maybe move the desk to the basement? There’s not really space for it down there but there could be if I cleaned off a table full of painting stuff and took it down. Hmmmm.....I’ll be sure to post pictures if my studio takeover works out!

Flamingo 2- Acrylic on 5x7 in. paper

Flamingo 3- Acrylic on 5x7 in. paper

Snowy Sunset

I painted this one a while back but forgot to post it. I was really drawn to the yellowy sky of the reference photo. I tried to keep this one fast and loose.

Snowy Sunset - Acrylic on 5x7 paper