Fresh from the easel

Hello friends! I hope that you had a lovely holiday season. I painted my little heart out for the first half of December to get all of my holiday orders done, and then I took a much needed 3 week vacation from painting. Sometimes putting down the paint brush is just...

“Dog on a Walk” – The Complete Collection

Do you remember when I set off on a mission to create a series of paintings capturing the best part of any dog’s day? Tons of lovely people submitted their photos, and selecting the ones to use was a hard, hard task. But I finally narrowed it down to my 14...

He was eying my lunch

On Saturday, I had the great fortune of attending a painting workshop by one of my favorite contemporary painters, Shelby Keefe.  To say I was star-struck is a bit of an understatement.  When I walked into her studio, I started acting like a 13-year old who had just...

Pet Portraits – Yep, I still do them!

Is it just me, or has it been ages since I last shared some of my recent pet portraits? Oh, I’ve still been painting them.  In fact, today I shipped my 150th pet portrait.  Woo! Here are a few portraits that have made their way out of my studio over the last few...

Putting one foot in front of the other

  I’m not a terribly shy person.   I’ll strike up conversations at the coffee shop, make new friends at the dog park, and call strangers to tell them how much I love their work.  Put me in front of anyone, and I’ll start chatting.  But put me in front of a...

Playing with oils + 2 new paintings

Last week, I bought myself a starter set of oil paints on a whim.  Up to this point, all my paintings have been done in acrylics.  And while I will forever love that medium, a part of me was ready to try something new. I’m so very glad I took the plunge....