Tuesday, November 27, 2012


11" x 14"
oil on canvas

Lately I have been working on numerous portraits, not being able to post because I don't want to mess up anyone's secret surprise... shhhhh!

In between, I have been working on this portrait of Frida, my newest addition. I love her long neck and when I took this photo I knew I had to paint it. Now, I need to do a portrait of Chumley and hang them next to each other.

Don't forget to order your calendar early. They are on sale at Red Bubble 


Friday, November 23, 2012

New 2013 Calendar!!

I just finished the New 2013 Calendar and it's available here at Red Bubble!
These calendars are high quality printing on heavy paper. I was very surprised when I received my first one how nice they are and have saved all of them from the past 3 years.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

TP or not TP II

11" x 14"
oil on canvas

TP or not TP
11" x 14"
oil on canvas
Sold to a collector in Florida

I know a painting of a toilet paper roll is odd, but they sell surprisingly well.... go figure. I like painting them because they are an excellent exercise in subtle differences in whites, which is really difficult to see and translate to a painting. You can get lost in one of these. 

I also love the idea of taking something so mundane and making it interesting and beautiful. It makes me think about how important TP is in our lives... you may say "gross", but try living without it... now, that's gross. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Our President

Our President
11" x 14"
oil on canvas

Dachshund in a Shell
oil on shell

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New Watercolors

14" x 11"

Lately I have been working on these fun watercolors of tropical fish in combination with doing portraits for Christmas presents and working on larger pieces for the McErny Gallery show in spring 2014... All while running the gallery! Whew! 

The show at McErny will be dog inspired, of course with all new work.  I have a whole year to work on it and it will be fantastic!!

This friday the Gallery is having an open house and you can see new work and a surprise portrait gift to a special someone. Love surprises! I hope you can come out and join us. Here is the info...

Don't forget, if you are thinking about a portrait for Christmas, it's best to get your order in soon!