In this blog post, I am sharing with you the step-by-step process as I painted a portrait of Kodos the cat, capturing drama on canvas.
Diary of a Painter
Doing a pet portrait is more than a creative outlet for me. I would like to tell you three recent stories that touched my heart. The Reward What I hope you get from these three stories is that for me the reward of the painting is the knowledge that I have helped to … Continue reading Why I Love Doing YOUR Pet Portrait: Three Stories
Not this kind of oil and water! Painting with acrylics requires water. Painting with oil does not. Now, mixed media is a whole other story! Acrylics As a professional painter, I have been asked several times why I use oil and not acrylic paint. Acrylics, created in the 1940’s, are faster to paint with since … Continue reading Can You Mix Oil and Water?
I wanted to paint a picture that was out of the ordinary. I really like this look. The lighting and the perspective are unique. What do you think?
Over the holidays one year I was given a rush project. The two dogs involved were captured in a terrific photo. I was really excited by the subject so I pushed the envelope and delivered it on Christmas eve…
My Bible study class asked me to create a painting of Moses for display in our classroom as a special project. I agreed, but quickly realized that the biggest challenge was to decide what expression
A proud dad asked me to create an oil painting of his daughter, Lindsay, a high school senior. I thought she would be a great subject, but I wanted to make sure that Lindsay had a say in her own painting. When I paint a pet, I can only satisfy the owner because … Continue reading Painting of a High School Senior
This was a fun painting to create of a great looking six-year-old Springer Spaniel named Holly. Terrific subject!
In this post, I am sharing with you the steps to create a custom oil portrait of Russell’s beloved PJ.
Once again, I am walking you through my step-by-step process creating a custom oil painting of Bailey, a six-year-old King Charles Spaniel.