I often paint from photographs, primarily because I have a day job and can't paint from life whenever I want. I do try to take opportunities, like a once a month open studio with a model or an impromptu opportunity like this painting. My mother in-law posed for me and in 2 hours I had completed it. There are mistakes but overall I was happy with it. This is a 9x12 oil on canvas. SOLD
Since moving across from the commercial fishing boats, we have our fair share of seagulls. Pelicans are around too, but they don't occupy our flybridge. The birds know just when to wait for the boats return. Once they get their scraps, guess where they eat them? Guess what they leave behind? I like to watch them but hate the clean up. This is a 5x7, acrylic on cradled wood panel.
Chloe is one of those dogs that tugs at your heart. She has great parents but it wasn't always that way and it took awhile before she warmed up to her nieghbors at the marina. Since becoming comfortable she has become such a love. Her parents spoil her and she even has a "fall line" of clothing she is excited about showing off. This is a commission, 8x10 acrylic on cradled wood panel. SOLD
I stopped by my work place yesterday and borrowed a soup mug that I often use. Although it looks purplish it is actually white but these were the colors I saw. This is a 6x6 acrylic on gessobord. It is a submission for this week's DPW Challenge.