Diamond Designer; 5×7 oil on canvas

Over the years I have painted a lot of pet portraits – mostly dogs, some cats, even a bird – but this is my first horse painting. I was contacted via Etsy by a world champion horse rider to paint … Continue reading

Ebony; 12×16 oil on canvas

I was asked to paint this portrait of Ebony by one of my coworkers. Sadly, Ebony passed away late last year, very unexpectedly. Though I never met Ebony in person, I had gotten to know her through photos and stories. From … Continue reading

Taylor; 11×14 oil on canvas

I am finally getting around to updating my blog with some paintings I completed late last year and early this year. I painted this commissioned portrait of Taylor to be given as a Christmas gift. Unfortunately, Taylor passed away between the … Continue reading

Jasmine; 8×10 oil on canvas

This is another commissioned painting that was given as a Christmas gift this year. I was contacted via my Facebook page by a mother who wanted to commission a portrait of her son’s dog, Jasmine, who had to be put … Continue reading

Gracie; 11×14 oil on canvas

As an artist who paints commissions, hearing about the reactions of thrilled recipients of my paintings just makes my day. I typically paint several commissions this time of year that are given as gifts, so in the days after Christmas … Continue reading

Charley and Annabelle; 11×14 oil on canvas

  I painted these adorable dogs for my sweet friend, Rachel. She’s a total dog mom and these two babies are spoiled rotten! Charley is on the left and Annabelle is on the right, and they are the very best … Continue reading

Bell pepper paintings; 8×8 oil on canvas

I painted this pair of bell pepper paintings as a commission for a repeat customer who I first worked with last year when she asked me to paint a portrait of her house as a Christmas gift for her husband. … Continue reading

Turkey in the snow; 8×10 oil on canvas

I finished this painting last week and delivered it to my customer, Debbie, on Friday. She loves turkeys so much and we spent a great deal of time choosing the perfect reference photo of a turkey. When I revealed this painting to her, Debbie … Continue reading

Fall Foliage and Pumpkin; 8×10 oil on canvas

I finished this painting last week and delivered it to the customer on Friday. It is one in a pair of fall paintings that were commissioned. I will post a picture of the second painting tomorrow! I painted this piece in … Continue reading

This week in my art studio…

I apologize for not posting lately, but I have been working frantically on 5 commission pieces. Yes, you read that correctly – 5! I am trying to get them finished by the end of October so that I can start … Continue reading