Friday, July 30, 2010

Pug Wine Label

I did a commission a few months ago for a vineyard in California - well, the label is done and here it isl -  How exciting!

Never would have thought my art would end up on a label!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bald Head Island, paintings, and other goings on....

Bald Head Island demo was great! I met a lot of people and they had a really nice place for us to stay. I got a lot of commissions and I suspect things are going to get pretty busy around here. 

In case you are wondering about the apron - no, I don't work at Starbucks - my son gave me this apron for Christmas - we are both big Starbucks fans, well, coffee fans and since there is a Starbucks on every corner it's kinda hard not to be a fan.

Here are some paintings I did while I was doing my demo. 

I must be getting back into blues - I just noticed both backgrounds are blue. I did get a tube of Phalo Blue and just loving it!!

Wanted to let you know, I'm  having a book signing at Chamblins Uptown and an art show at Bee Gallery for Artwalk in August in Jacksonville, FL. I'm bringing a lot of new paintings that will be at the Landing and I'll be signing the Downtown Dog books at Chamblins.

You can get the info here if you want to go:

Thursday, July 22, 2010


17" x 24"
oil on fabric panel

Renamed "First Day of Summer"

24" x 12"
Well, I'm done and just submitted this to the Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition. This painting was tough and I am so glad to be done!!
I hope I get in - we'll see. 

I'll be at Bald Head Island - The Woods Gallery Friday and Saturday do a painting demo and taking reservations to do portraits - we'll be photographing as well. 

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Leap on Faith

24" x 12"
Oil on wood

I'm almost done with this and couldn't wait to post it - This is my submission for the Oil Painters of America competition. I have been working on this for weeks.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wilmington 10:00 Fox News

What a rush!!

Wilmington 10:00 Fox News

Just wanted to let everyone know, just got a call from Fox News in Wilmington - If all goes as planned, I'm going to be on the 10:00 News to talk about the new book and the paintings!


18" x 15"
Oil on fabric panel
Available on Etsy

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Paintings in Progress

 Boston Terrier

 Bermuda Rocks


Here are some paintings that are on the easel right now. There are others - let's just say I'm a multi-tasker.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Upcoming Events

June 12 - August 15th, 2010
Showing THE DOWNTOWN DOG PROJECT & New Book, Bottega Art Bar

July 23 & 24, 201
Painting Demonstration - The Woods Gallery, Bald Head Island

August 4, 201
Artwalk Jacksonville, FL - Bee Gallery, Landing - Paintings and Drawings

August 4, 2010
Artwalk Jacksonville, FL - Chamblin's Book Mine, Downtown - Book Signing

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Red Sail

14" x 8"
oil on wood panel