New Painting: Maria and Her Beasts

I was asked to do a portrait of my friend’s daughter and their two cats, one of whom, was nicknamed “baby horse” because he was so huge! Well, Wally died of old age shortly after I took photos of him for this painting, so I’m glad we got the ball rolling in-time to have this done. I decided to give him a fancy saddle, and placed him where he seemed to enjoy himself, outside in the garden. I wanted to go for a princess and her beasts vibe in this, which I hope I did!

This measures 11×14″ inches and is oil on panel.

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This is one of those pieces that has been really difficult to photograph because of the small size and detail; I think I got the colors as close as I ever will to seeing it in person. Might be time for me to step it up and get a large format scanner.

New Painting: “Night Shift”

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Oil on paper, 11×14 inches.

Maybe it’s the time I spent in New Orleans this year — or the fact I’m wishing I could be there when I’m not — I have been having a common theme of masks, lately. It’s very hard to get the colors right on things when I can’t scan direct, but I think you get the point. Here they are framed…

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They are available for purchase here.

One Painting Down…

Finally finished the first painting in my new series for the upcoming solo show at Articulated Gallery in San Fransisco. I still haven’t titled it, but I will eventually. Here’s another little peek; this painting dealing with old remedies for skin diseases like small pox…

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