Sunday, September 26, 2010

Calm Under Pressure

As I was painting this it reminded me of a PBS Mystery (I LOVE a good mystery). It looks like there
must be a good story behind this look.

Friday, September 24, 2010

fish dreams

The light isn't good for picture taking...but here's what I'm working on this Friday night.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Weeknight portrait study...

Another drawing inbetween time at work then home to add some watercolor...

Sunday, September 19, 2010


This will be my entry for this month's Nibblefest contest on Ebay.
The theme is "Nocturnal" - and each entry starts at only 99 cents!
This was somethine totally different than anything I normally do and I really enjoyed
the challenge of painting in this monochromatic style.

Panda Bear

My Third commission this week...  This is adorable Panda - commissioned as a gift for
Panda's human "dad" who is apparently wrapped quite firmly around her
little paw.  According to his wife it was hard to get a photo of her without him in it:)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Second commission...

Finished my second commissioned painting for the week...  
Another one this weekend.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

It Takes Two

Some paintings are more like dreams than conscious efforts.  That is certainly true of this one.  After working on commissioned paintings this morning I just felt the need to let my brushes and my creativity run amok this evening!  I seem to have a circus theme going on lately :)

Working on a commissioned painting today

I have a collecter that has purchased several of my cattle dog paintings and a few years ago she started commissioning paintings for various clients of hers that have dogs.  I have another one to work on next weekend.
And I've been listening this morning to some beautiful Brazilian music - the soundtrack from the movie Woman on Top.  The movie was pretty silly and predictable but the music is gorgeous!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Red red go with my Red red wine!

Yes, it's Friday night on Cornet Bay and so I got to have a glass of red red wine while I painted this red red rose.  Cheers!  And I hope you're all enjoying this Friday night too!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Last Book of Summer

Here's what I'm working on this rainey Monday afternoon...  I actually don't mind the rain but painting this scene of a warmer summer afternoon did make me long a little for some warmth :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Caught in a Laugh

My ongoing study of painting people...  I think it will take a lifetime :)


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Life's a Party

Another sketch from my work desk..what else-cowdogs :)  Aka:  Australian Cattle Dogs

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Sketch during the slow time at work...

We haven't been very busy at work this week so I've been able to do some little sketches between calls.  I finally added some watercolor to one of them tonight.