Monday, December 18, 2017

Lookie here!

My advance copy of The Encyclopedia of Acrylic Techniques just arrived, and look who’s on page 129! It’s so appropriate that this is the portrait the publishers chose to use. It’s still one of my favorites, a half-hour portrait of Andrew Lattimore, my dear friend and artist extraordinaire, with whom I studied for several incredibly valuable years. I’ve only had the chance to flip through the book, but I’m really impressed—there are a lot of amazing paintings in there, and it's a beautiful book! I can’t wait to spend some time with it. This is the second edition, looks like it will be available on Amazon January 2.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Swamp, Mecosta County

My family and I found a little dirt road we had never before explored, and lo and behold, it had a fantastic view of this gorgeous hidden swamp. So I went back on a hot summer day, parked myself at the edge of someone’s field, and had a lovely day of painting. This landscape will be at the Croton Artisans’ Holiday Show this weekend, where I’ll also be painting half-hour portraits. Come by to say hello, see some beautiful arts and crafts, and if your timing is right, snag some of Yoshimi’s amazing sushi. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Holiday Show This Weekend!

Look at this beauty. I've wanted to paint her for a while.
I'll be painting half-hour portraits all weekend at the Croton Artisans' show. Contact me to sign up in advance, or just stop by!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Portrait Commission

What can I say. I loved painting this gorgeous girl. She's the daughter of someone I went to high school with, and though we haven't seen each other in years (decades?!), I found resemblances to her father's features, as I remember them, as I painted her face, which was pretty cool. This was a larger, more in-depth portrait, which was a nice change of pace.

Sunday, September 24, 2017


It is hot today. I am working on a commission (not the one pictured), but it is hot, and I am procrastinating. I love the cute face I’m painting, but nevertheless, all of the following have seemed important enough to interrupt painting for:
1. Check to make sure the laundry hanging out in the sun is actually drying. (It is.)
2. Play with the cat.
3. Stretch.
4. Water the only houseplant left standing, as I am usually not that attentive a waterer.
5. Go searching for the paintbrush that I left somewhere on one of my previous peregrinations.
6. I think it’s time for a snack.