Monday, February 17, 2020

Daisy (2020), 8 x 8 in.

Some of my favorite projects are pet portraits. This one was especially sentimental to me. My friend recently lost her sweet bulldog, Daisy. This portrait of Daisy commemorates her delightful spirit and dedicated companionship.

Here are some photos of the finished oil painting, as well as some in-progress shots:


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Etsy Shop Free Shipping!

All prints and paintings ship free to locations in the US.  Check out over sixty different archival giclee prints and paintings available in my Etsy shop:

Prints are high-quality archival replicas of my original oil paintings. The prints wonderfully capture the colors and the texture of the oil paint. Printed on the highest quality matte fine art paper; Hahnemuhle brand 100% cotton, textured watercolor paper. This luxurious watercolor paper has a lovely texture and thickness which enhances the vibrancy of the colors and gives the image a sense of depth. Printed with Epson UltraChrome K3 ink rated to last over 100 years.

My oil paintings are one-of-a-kind and lovingly painted and signed by me. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Backyard Zinnias (2018), 4 x 4 in.

The image above is just about the actual size of this tiny little painting.  Wishing it was Springtime!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Before and After: Still Life with Roses, 9 x 12 in.

 This still life painting has been bothering me for ages...

It's uninteresting, lacks vibrancy, and even though I revised the background once before, it just never felt right.  So, I set it aside for a long time...several years...(um, maybe six years...).  Just last week I finally felt inspired to try some new revisions, and here's the result:

I think I love it!  It's lively, vibrant, full of movement and life, and slightly abstract.  I deepened the shadows and added more defined petals on some of the flowers. I like how it's not clear where the actual flowers end and the background begins. It feels more like one of my paintings now, full of texture and saturated colors.

For sale at my Etsy shop here!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Bluebell Forest (2017), 22 x 28 in.

Here is the finished painting!  You may have recognized this painting as similar to one I completed in the past. The clients who commissioned this painting fell in love with a bluebell forest painting I completed in 2010. They, however, wanted theirs to be much larger in size. The final painting has a bit more detail than the original, but contains the same composition and color scheme. Because of it's large size, I did more layering of the paint than with the original painting, which was only 8 x 10 in. and completed in a single sitting. In order to make sure I covered the entire canvas with paint, and no white showed through, I painted an underlayer over the whole canvas and then added a second layer where I applied the paint in thick textural daubs.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

New Commission Painting Sneak Peek!

Here's a sneak peek of a new commission I am working on. The painting is finished, but I will wait to post a full pic until the new owners take it home.  For now, here are some close-ups of the brush work.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Willow Trees at Lilypons (2016), 8 x 16 in.

For some reason, the colors in painting were exceptionally difficult to capture accurately with my camera.  After a bit of Photoshop editing, this is pretty close.  I have to say I am pretty fond of this new painting.  I tried out a new technique which involves a bright reddish underlayer.  This underlayer shows through between the daubs of paint and gives it a luminous, glowing quality.  I am also very fond of these particular willow trees.  One of them was previously featured in my other painting of Lilypons.

Secolari Exhibit and Reception

This post is a little late, but several of my paintings and prints are on display at the Secolari store at the Towson Town Center in Towson, MD.  The exhibit went up in March featuring eight paintings and five framed archival prints which will continue on display through December 2016.  Here are some pictures from the display.

Secolari held an artist reception in June where I sold one original painting and one framed print!  I sold another framed print back in April as well.  I am very pleased with how the display turned out and look forward to meeting more art lovers at future receptions.  Secolari sells artisanal flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars as well as spices, honey, and pasta. Secolari has three Maryland locations and one Washington, DC location, all which feature local artists as well as the oils, vinegars, and spices.  Check it out if you are ever in the area!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Holiday Sale!

I have two sales going on right now.  I am offering 10% off all prints and paintings now through December 5th at my Etsy shop with code HOLIDAY2015.  I also have two paintings that will be featured at the Towson Arts Collective in Towson, MD, December 4-18th.  Be sure to check out the Etsy sale and the Towson holiday sale if you are local!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Summer at Lilypons (2015), 10 x 14 in.

Willow trees and waterlilies in the same painting!  Lily Pons, located outside Frederick, Maryland is a magical place, with dozens of varieties of water lilies and lotus flowers for sale.  You don't have to be in the market for water lilies, however, to visit the grounds, see the massive lily ponds and enjoy the gardens.  Lily Pons is a lovely location...I predict many more paintings to come of this special place!


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