The Emotional Perils of Making Art

14 APRIL, 2013 Artworks Each time I start a new painting, I feel a particular excitement. I feel inspired, even confident. I see limitless possibilities. From setting a blank art panel up on the easel, to blocking in the initial drawing, I often feel an exhilaration....
Portrait of Lucky the Dog

Portrait of Lucky the Dog

13 APRIL, 2013 Artworks Our dear friends Carey and Lisa commissioned me to paint a portrait of their boxer, Lucky. The photo session was a lot of fun. Lucky is an extraordinary dog — handsome, out-sized personality and a lot of energy! Cindy took over two hundred...
New Winter Landscape

New Winter Landscape

26 FEBRUARY, 2013 Artworks I’m partial to the elusive beauty of snow. I find new undisturbed snowfall and it’s hushed sounds, invigorating. Everything seems softened, time appears to slow down and become more patient, homes become more cozy, hot chocolate warmer...
Portrait of Yoshi the Cat

Portrait of Yoshi the Cat

27 JANUARY, 2013 Artworks I’m a cat person. I don’t dislike dogs of course — It’s just always been my preference to have cats around. On the one hand, that’s simply because cats are easier to take care of. But if I’m honest, it’s because cats make me laugh. Such...
Another Still Life

Another Still Life

26 DECEMBER, 2012 Artworks I have another still life completed. It’s been my intention for some years to paint a series of still lifes of traditional subject matter — and I suppose a wooden bowl with winter squash is about as traditional as one can get. “Squash...