Saturday, August 9, 2014

This raccoon's name is Noah.  Isn't he swell?  I really enjoyed painting his portrait on one 8" tile.  In fact, I was so happy that I painted it before I got paid, which I never do.  I even paid for the frame the client ordered.  It will look beautiful in rosewood because I put some red touches in his fur so it would really pop.  It will look beautiful, on my wall.  He never paid nor answered my emails.  So now I have a nice tile for my studio wall.  Unless someone wants to buy it?  :)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Portraits of Two Goldendoodles on 8 Inch Ceramic Art Tile

I just finished two portraits on 8" ceramic tiles.The black goldendoodle is Lucy, the cream goldendoodle is Gus.  (I call him "Uncle Gus"  lol)

Friday, June 29, 2012

I just mailed this mural today, to a nice gentleman in Texas.  He is putting it in a black kitchen!  Doesn't that sound awesome?  I love it.  Sounds like someone who I would like to cook for ME haha.
This tile mural is from an 18th century penmanship lesson, used to teach the kids how to write with a crow quill pen!  Well, lemme tell ya, it was no easier with a brush lol.  The client had me do this one 15 years ago, and when they moved they wanted it in their new house, too.  How's that for loyalty?  I was afraid that getting older had compromised the dexterity of my brush hand.  But it turned out just fine, I am happy to report.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Brown Pelican

This is one 6" tile, another in the series of Florida Water Birds tiles I am painting for a client. I have really enjoyed this project, living in Florida as I do. When I told the client there were 480 birds in Florida, which ones did he want? He gasped, then said, "Do some water ones, you choose." That's what I like, letting me pick the ones I enjoy looking at lol.


Here is another tile in the Florida Water Birds series.

Great Blue Heron

This is one 6" tile of a series I am doing for a client, all Florida water birds.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Style of Christmas Ornament

This is Jericho, a Bearded Collie! He is the first of my new line of Christmas ornaments, Purebred Dogs. The facial features on mixed breeds are too unique for a medium that allows NO mistakes or corrections, so I am doing only purebreds at this time.

Arctic loon

This is a 6" tile I just completed to go with the Canadian wilderness mural. It will be mounted in a cheese board, showing off the mural as a kitchen accent.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The mural is complete!

I am pleased and proud when I gaze at this huge mural laying out on my worktable. More importantly, the client is pleased. I was less than confidant when I began, as the recession had hit me hard. But the people were great to work with, which ALways helps, and I felt my old passion and confidence return almost immediately. I call it my masterwork, for several reasons, one of which is the slim likelihood I will ever do a project this huge again. Not because I do not want to---bring it on! :)