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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

"Sharie"

24x18 oil on gallery wrap canvas
 
so here's another project i worked on before Christmas..this was for my Godson Matt...who commissioned me in november to try and capture his special lady..we were in florida attending a wedding and met sharie for the first time..they came to Columbus for Christmas and we were able to surprise her.  I also surprised matt with a painting I've had on hold for a while.. as soon as he sends me a photo, i'll post that one!!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

"Dexter and Marley"


so it's been a while..this is a commission for my friend Brenda..these guys were puppies when this photo was taken...and they're all grown up now..and they're brothers...which is so cool!~I really have been working but haven't posted for a while.... getting ready to head south for a workshop with nancy franke...held at mary Anderson's gallery on st. simons...and I absolutely can not wait!!!!!

Friday, January 8, 2016

day eight.."Phyllie's Pear"

36x36
oil on gallery wrap
 
this is "Phyllie's Pear"...I think I posted it earlier but i wanted it to be part of my 30 in 30 project..i painted so much right before Christmas that it HAS to count, no??..my friend phyllie has moved into a new home..after a very long search to find just the perfect place...and it is perfect!!..and the pear seems to work just right!!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

day seven..."Sumo"

11x14
oil on gallery wrap
 
ok..so my new friend bill asked me to paint this for his wife for christmas..i'm pretty sure this kitty's name is sumo..looks like a sumo, doesn't he???..at any rate.. this kitty is in heaven and I hope bill's wife enjoyed her present as much as I enjoyed painting it for her!!..almost done taking Christmas down...spent much of the day singing to mama mia and working ...as is my wont!!..for some reason i can't pack away ornaments... (all 207 of them).. from the tree...not counting all the sprigs of holly..(I love my tree)..without singing along to mama mia!!..followed by love actually!..

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

day six..."oscar"

8x8
 oil on gallery wrap canvas
 
ok..so my new friend bill saw some of my work at the "Columbus makes" show at the Columbus Art and Design venue...he wondered whether I could do this painting of his neighbor's dog..oscar was a grand next-door neighbor who was on his way to heaven in the next several days..i was happy to do this for him...i'm not sure when he presented this to his neighbor but I am so hoping he loved it as much as bill did!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

day five..st. nicholas

12x12
oil on gallery wrap
 
here's a little painting of santa..one of three new ones I completed this year..and yes..it counts toward the 30 day challenge..soon now..i will be doing new work!..promise..

Monday, January 4, 2016

day four.."scotties"

11x14
oil on gallery wrap
 
so this was for my friend Barbara...she gave it to her daughter for christmas so i had to keep quiet..i only wish I could remember their names!!..this is another in our 30 paintings in 30 days..even though I painted it a while back..it still counts!..i'm watching instructional dvds while i'm working on the house..taking down Christmas..little by little..leaving the outside window boxes and candles in the windows for a while!!..not ready for the holiday to be over just yet!!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

day three..."Zeus"

8x8
oil on gallery wrap
 
so i didn't paint this today..i watched the colts pull out a win..to no avail..and finished the first disc of a fabulous scott tallman powers dvd..a moody city scene which I am loving!!!!..this is a painting of Zeus for my friend Karen..zeus is actually her brother's dog!!..but isn't he gorgeous??..

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Ben Hogan

40x30
oil on gallery wrap canvas
 
so here's another iconic image..this time it's the amazing Ben Hogan.. i have read and re-read his small instructional book..love it!!..  i am participating in leslie saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge..starting yesterday we post a new work every day...i will try and post some of the things I did in December..that's not cheating..you can actually paint ahead!! and then i will do something every day or almost every day through the month of January...stay tuned!!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Bobby Jones

40x30
Bobby Jones
 
 
so this is an iconic image of the great bobby jones!..this has probably been painted many, many times and I decided to put my own spin on him....he was an amazing golfer..won many tournaments..and never turned pro!!..I think he was actually a lawyer..i have actually done a lot of painting through the holidays but couldn't post anything so as not to ruin the surprise..i hope I remembered to take photos of the things I accomplished..more tomorrow..