Wednesday, April 10, 2024

From the Sketchbook - Painting of two horses

 It's been a while since I've painted a horse!  I just finished this acrylic over watercolor study of two - a mare and her foal.  Thanks to Jonathan Troyer for the reference photo.  The mare in the picture is half Gypsy Vanner and half Appaloosa - her markings were fun to paint!  I also enjoyed capturing the intense shadows in this piece.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

From the Sketchbook - Muscovy duck painting

I couldn't resist painting the newest additions to my farm.  These are my adorable Muscovy ducks, Jeanette, Laguna, and Winona, painted in acrylics on mixed media paper.

Friday, February 2, 2024

Taking orders for 2024 now!

Commission slots are open!  Now's the perfect time to ORDER a custom, hand-painted pet portrait or wildlife painting.  Getting on my spring waiting list will ensure you receive your custom order by the end of the year.
I also have a couple online shops where you can easily purchase some of my original paintings, studies, prints, and more.
If you have any questions about the commission process, my shops, or my artwork, feel free to CONTACT ME.
Thank you for following my work!

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Random Project of the Week - Bobcat study

This 9" X 6" study is painted in acrylics on watercolor paper.  Thanks to John McKay for letting me use his bobcat photo as reference.  I was immediately inspired when I came across John's photo - I loved the pose and the fall leaves on the ground.  The only thing missing, I thought, was an autumn sunrise.

Monday, November 13, 2023

My 2024 calendar is here!

  After months of sketching, drawing, and painting, my first calendar is finally finished!  I had so much fun creating the 12 watercolor bird illustrations for this calendar. I intentionally chose some species that are perhaps not the first that come to mind when one thinks of New England. I painted each of the species in the habitat and season I associate them with.
Below are the original 12 paintings.
Thanks to everyone who purchased a copy!!

Saturday, November 4, 2023

BIRDTOBER 2023 artwork

Here are the rest of my drawings, paintings, and sketches for this year's BIRDTOBER art challenge.  This year, like last year, I couldn't complete the challenge, but I am glad it gave me some motivation to draw more.

1. Spark bird: Eastern Phoebe
Ink and colored pencils

2. Duck, duck, or goose: Snow Goose

3. Long-legged: Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs
Graphite pencil, watercolor, and acrylic paint pen

4. Backyard bird: Tufted Titmouse
7. Wren: Marsh Wren
Ink, watercolor, and graphite pencil

9. Yumm bugs! (Insectivore): Common Nighthawks
10. Courtship: Black-capped Chickadees
Ink and colored pencils