Sunday, May 19, 2019


This is another kitty I couldn’t resist painting. I usually do plain solid backgrounds, so it was fun to try some furniture and throw pillows. I may touch up the chest fur a bit, I’m not sure it’s quite right.

Annie - Acrylic on 6x8 in. gessobord 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019


This was a tricky commission. The photo the owner wanted to use had lighting that made the dog look like a chocolate lab, but the other provided photos showed - and the owner confirmed - the dog was actually charcoal gray. I guess the old "value is more important than color" held true, by trying to keep the values consistent but change out the color I was using I think I was able to pull it off! And as a side note, I really should learn Photoshop or some photo editing magic tricks to modify the reference photo up front rather than having to do the conversion in my head. :)

Zoey - Acrylic on 8x8 inch gessobord

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Irresistible Focus

I saw this kitty and just HAD to paint it, such great light and focus! I’ve had a few paintings I’ve felt very “meh” about lately so I was really happy to feel excited about how this one turned out. It was also really fun to paint on a black background again, it’s been a while old friend.

Focus 2 - Acrylic on 6x6 in. hardboard panel