An Unlikely Compliment

Several years ago, when I found myself unemployed, I decided to pick up my paintbrushes and start painting again after about 20 years, and my friend Dennie proved a worthy subject.  Getting back into the groove was frustrating, finding that I had to grease some gears that hadn’t been turned in so long.  It’s a fairly crude painting, brushstrokesContinue reading “An Unlikely Compliment”

Self Portrait

The contents of this site are constantly changing – Artist’s Statement needs revising (always!), new paintings need to be added to the done, things like that.  Today, I was focusing on the description of commissions.  Not the process, really, as much as trying to steer the concept of the painting.  Some see my work and contact meContinue reading “Self Portrait”

Rupert, done

When a dog tucks a front paw under his/her chest, it indicates comfort; but crossing the front paws is pure contentment. Not all dogs cross their paws when they’re happy, but I’m fortunate to have one that does. I have a gajillion pictures of Rupert, but knew that this (taken about a year ago) would be theContinue reading “Rupert, done”

Rupert, in process

I’ve painted about eight Swissies, and I think a lot of people assume that they are all my own dog, Rupert.  I had been meaning to paint him, but I just never knew which image of him to paint — until I took this picture.  It’s nothing special, really.  Just a dog laying on the studio floor,Continue reading “Rupert, in process”