Love the frames, love the printed wall paper and the way the whole bath redesign comes together.
If you would like to share your photos of what you have done with art you have purchased from me, I would love to see your photos. I would love to do a blog post like this with photos of my paintings in your home. If you are up for this, please drop me a line, send me your photos, email me, twitter me, FB, etc…
Above is a list of birds seen at a state park at Key West beach, Florida during January. I saw most of these birds and will be painting them this winter. Below is one of my first from the list. I decided to start small to warm up.
If you are waiting for the next painting tutorial, I just want to thank you for your continued patience! I mentioned I had been sick with the flu after my trip to Florida. I was doing fine but then last week somehow ended up with pink eye. Very contagious and very unsightly. Again, stopped me from working so I could recover.
Back to full health now and feeling grateful. My next post should hopefully be the painting tutorial.
And although I didn’t come for the famous art scene, I kept seeing art all around me. Famous art even. Take this painting in Earnest Hemingway’s home in Key West by artist, Henry Faulkner, featuring Earnest’s polydactyl (six-toed) cats. Amazing!
Excuse me while I clean up. I’ll be rearranging, maintaining, and cleaning up my website this month. So please excuse any hiccups or mess in the meantime. If there are any bugs or things you would like worked out, I would appreciate you bringing them to my attention.
I will be changing the look of things, getting rid of items no longer useful, and adding pages and features to my website that will be hopefully be exciting and fun.
Continue to come and read my blog, including videos I will post, inspiration, and information on upcoming events and sharing my paintings with you. Links to my daily painting blog will also be ongoing.
Some exciting new items include direct shopping from my website and new products – prints and original art – available without logging into or joining a third-party site like eBay or Etsy! Another new item will be the ability to schedule or purchase e-classes/e-books as they become available. Live painting classes will be starting some time this year. Also, a place to sign up for a monthly e-newsletter with tips, upcoming events, inspiration, and fun.
I just finished my show at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The show was the One of a Kind Show Chicago and was for four days, ending this past Sunday. I had a lot of fun and met a lot of new people. I also saw a lot of old friends and returning customers.
I took a lot of small and some larger paintings to the show.
Hope you can all make it to the 2015 One of a Kind Show Chicago, December 3 – 6 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. I will be there in booth 7-4043. This is a huge holiday show and will be a fun day filled with all things one of a kind including gourmet treats, fine original art, fashion, jewelry, furniture, holiday gifts, and much more. Food and live music and some big sponsors including ETSY and Chicago Tribune media group. All ticket proceeds benefit directly Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Hope to see you there!
Watch my very first iPhone video to learn more about my upcoming art videos and tutorials. Have you been wanting to learn my painting process? Do you have questions about how I run my art business? Are you curious about how I got started? Stay tuned for answers to these and other questions (I hope some you will provide).
I do a lot of bird paintings. But I have also done quite a few animal paintings. I’d like to share a few of my recent ones with you. They are mostly my pets and horses and cows from the ranch in Idaho.
I hope to paint a lot of animals this holiday season. Animals are just one of the happy parts of life. I can’t think of anything that makes me feel happier than looking an animal in the face and into its eyes.
Anyway, these are a few of the animal paintings completed this past year. I hope you enjoy!