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Liza is a commission for a friend to gift in remembrance of her furbaby! I started several versions of her, and the difficulty was that she was white, white, and grey… and white! White is harder to define… Finally the … Continue reading
I had the pleasure to create a sweet painting of a little apricot and grey tortie. I love tortoise shell cats, and the big bummer is that I did not get a picture of her finished! She’s lost her whiskers … Continue reading
I find commission work, or painting on demand, very different than painting for myself. I spend most of my time creating for myself, exploring something that I find interesting, a medium or color or an idea. Commission work is usually … Continue reading
Goals are shifting for me, and instead of rewriting what I posted succinctly to my Patreons, I am sharing it with you, my blog followers. I am a Patreon to several artists, and have my own Patreons, a modern way … Continue reading
In my other life (the one that pays the bills), Mitchell and I own a conservation business which conserves (restores) antiquities, both private and institutional. I do a lot of finish (painting, shellacking) work in our business, as well as … Continue reading
In my other life (the one that pays the bills), Mitchell and I own a conservation business which conserves (restores) antiquities. I do a lot of finish (painting, shellacking) work in our business. The DAR approached us to recreate the … Continue reading
I work a couple of sketches similar to the commissioned pieces. trying strokes for leaves, sky variations, whatever I need to play with! The two small studies of bungalows in NW Portland (below) turned out okay for test subjects!! They … Continue reading
A commission to create a painting from photographs for an intern leaving for the next leg of her journey landed on my desk. I typically work on several images at the same time; it relieves the pressure in case one … Continue reading
Today I am off to a workshop on illustrating children’s books. I’ve always been available for commission work but did not know there were groups where I could meet others. I will be meeting authors and agents and find out … Continue reading
Commissions are harder because I have a happy outcome in mind. I can see the person who the piece is for and see that smiling face and… My Monkey Mind Critic kicks in… Black animals are the hardest…. black cats, … Continue reading
The series for Restore Oregon Endangered Places 2016, is now on one page. Restore Oregon is a cause I can support. Drawing old buildings is always fun for me, as I began life as an architect. Restoration is my passion, … Continue reading
The Oregon Caves Historic District covers six acres of the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve (OCNMP) in the Siskiyou National Forest, which is accessed through Cave Junction in southwestern Oregon. The historic district includes four primary buildings: the Chalet, … Continue reading
Peter (Pehr) John Lindberg house, located in the small coastal town of Port Orford, was built over a four-year period from 1892 to 1896. The home was designed and constructed in the Queen Anne style by Mr. Lindberg, who was … Continue reading
Eastern Oregon University’s Inlow Hall’s original grand staircase has fallen into disrepair, below, and Restore Oregon is assisting with the restoration efforts of this once beautiful and important grand staircase. It was used in many ways for formal and informal … Continue reading
One of my favorites, the Roman Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the sixth and last of this set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above. 1) I began with a sketch … Continue reading
The all-American Eagle Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the fifth in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) De Atramentis Document brown (brunaille) and Noodler’s Lexington grey (grisaille) worked the undertones. A video … Continue reading
I had to work a Pinto into the series! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the fourth in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above and below. I think the fish, … Continue reading
One of my favorites, the Floral Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the third in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above. Grisaille (pronunciation, taken from the French word for … Continue reading