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Today I am working on a new pet portrait. This is the photo of Beau I received…

beau 2

and here is my progress so far…

Beau progress

Happy to have  a pet portrait back on my easel. Such fun to look at this cutie all day.

I have also ordered my large canvases as previously discussed, and they are on their way. Not as big as I was hoping, but the shipping for larger canvases made it cost prohibitive, so I went with 24″X36″ canvases and will start looking into making my own large scale canvases. I am handy with power tools, so it is kind of surprising that I haven’t already made my own.

And this photo I took recently just might be my inspiration for the first painting when my new canvases arrive.

poppy photo painting inspiration


Our towns annual group art show that I help organize and run is coming up next week, but because I have been so busy with my pet portraits I haven’t had a chance to work of a piece to submit. I am camping this weekend and we install the show on Tuesday.

Nothing like procrastinating until the last minute to get me cranking. Pulled an all day session at the easel yesterday and I think I am going to squeak it in under the wire. Here is a close up of my progress.

poppy center

Now time to clean the palette and get back to it.

palette cleaning

This lingering winter has got me chomping at the bit for some spring blooms, so this week I started on some poppy paintings.

This piece is back by popular demand. I don’t often try to replicate paintings, but after a friend asked me if I could try to reproduce an earlier piece, I made this for her. Starting to feel the appeal.

poppy replicant

And now that I have the poppy juice flowing, this is what I am currently working on…

new poppy progress

Come on Spring!

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying working on my commissioned dog painting. It is nice to be encouraged to move in new directions. Just in the beginning stages, but I can see more and more clearly where this painting is headed and I move along.

dog days 2

Next step is to turn that frown upside down. And then onto the flowers!

My friend Clair let me borrow her fancy camera for a few days, because guess what?? My poppies are blooming! I was not happy with the quality of the photos that my iPhone was producing, so I’ve been clicking away on Clair’s camera and having fun experimenting. I took some photos of my ripening strawberry plants…

strawberry photo

My ferns…

fern photo

And of course, my glorious Poppies!

poppy d

poppy c

poppy b

poppy a

But then going through my icky iPhone photos, turns out they weren’t so bad after all.

iphone poppy 2

iphone poppy


I’ve gotten a teeny weeny bit of painting done the last few days.

Both are still in progress. The second is seeming very poppy (surprise-surprise) and koi pondish. I think a few critters in my paintings could be a nice change, to keep the flowers company and all.

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