Monday, March 29, 2010


I like doing "artistic" signs with images.
Here is the sign for my studio and gallery. It's a 4 x 8 ft sign with a border of crown molding that I added myself.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Here's the latest decorative painting...

I received a call from the sweetest lady who said she'd seen my work at a local eatery and had been trying to find me for quite a while!! Here are the results of two days of embellishing her kitchen and dining area.

This was one of the most pleasant painting jobs I've ever had. Providing coffee and sweet rolls and being the most pleasant of hostesses
Details from the kitchen -
The client wanted cheerful florals and whimsical scenes from nature.

For the dining room irises highlight ornamental filigree.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Recent work - decorative painting in an alcove

This is a detail of the wall below which is half of this decorative painting job. The rather deep green background color allowed me to work in both lighter and darker green values and I worked for a soft but not completely subdued effect.
It looked a bit better sans blue tape - and I'll re-photograph it with the furnishings back in place when I go back. The client has a comfy chaise lounge that sits with the headrest in this corner, thus the cold air vent is not visible normally.

Monday, March 08, 2010

New work!! (finally)

I've been ill with a bad headcold/flu-ish thing, that has finally subsided into "just a cough." I apologize for not posting, but it seemed I'd just have no energy left after doing those things that absolutely had to be done - even when sick...

Below is a series of animal portraits done for a wonderful couple up in the Lake Burton area of NE Georgia. I met them a couple of years ago when I painted a "canine cabinet" for them. A while back their kitties were added to the cabinet and we talked of doing these small paintings. They chose a 12 x 12 format so that the portraits could be displayed as a group - or moved about and interchanged in small spaces. The couple has a lot of art and thus - not that much remaining wall space.

Brodie - a rescue Weimeraner...

Simon - He's his own cat...

Maddie - The grande matriarch...

And the lovely Fiona - a pink and white princess, and the most recent rescue...