Diary of a Painter


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Getting the Best Photo of Your Pet for a Portrait

If you are trying to get the very best photo of your pet which will result in a great portrait, there are some basic concepts to keep in mind. Many people choose to have professional photography done. That is always a possibility, but with a little patience and preparation,  you can really enjoy capturing the perfect picture for … Continue reading Getting the Best Photo of Your Pet for a Portrait


Donation to Legacy Boxer Rescue – Painting to Save Pups!

This year for the first time, Larry Gekiere – Artist is participating in a great fundraising event put on by one of the biggest dog rescue organizations in the DFW area by offering a special donation. Legacy Boxer Rescue (LBR) was founded in 2004 with the belief that all Boxers should have a legacy befitting … Continue reading Donation to Legacy Boxer Rescue – Painting to Save Pups!


News About the “Larry Gekiere Artist Newsletter”!

Now and again I send out an email about what’s going on at “Larry Gekiere Artist”. With the latest email, I have changed the format a bit. My email is now the official newsletter of Larry Gekiere Artist. Every quarter I’ll be sharing my favorite blog posts from the past months, but for those of … Continue reading News About the “Larry Gekiere Artist Newsletter”!


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Donation to Crystal Charity Ball – Painting to Help Children

Once again this year, my studio offered the donation of a hand-painted oil painting to be auctioned off at the Crystal Charity Ball. The Crystal Charity Ball is an amazing organization that has been helping children for over 60 years and raised more than $137 million for more than 140 children’s charities. This year’s very … Continue reading Donation to Crystal Charity Ball – Painting to Help Children