Wednesday, October 30, 2013

More 8 by 10s.

Finally got the studio set up in the second bedroom. It's a huge downsize from the space in museum, but work place is work place. :D So, the pieces from yesterday and today: (3 unfinished, 1 finished.)
All are 8x10. Looks like there will be some 12x16s in the near future, thanks to my lovely agent, Polly.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The move.

Well.. car's totaled, but no cats or humans were hurt during the move. Overcompensated, went off the road on 81 early yesterday morning. Car plowed into the grassy median on its side, driver side down. Cannot express enough gratitude for the existence of the seat belt (saved my life twice now), friends (drove out of Abingdon at 5 am to pick up plants/let us crash at their house while stuff was sorted out), and family (drove out of Richmond with a spare car, drove the moving truch, helped us unpack in Fairfax).

  The three cats and I got out of the car with barely a scratch. (Josh was ahead of us, driving the U-haul). Another hundred feed in either direction, and it would've been car vs. trees rather than car vs. gentle grassy slope.

Why fate watches out for us fools, 'll never know...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Last update for a while.

Finished boxer.
Finished 6x6s.

Moving this weekend, not gonna update for a while.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Spent large part of the day doing border-work and putting minor fixes on previous pieces. Here's a new 8x10 in progress, though.
... And apparently, 'm doing something like 20 more of these before Christmas. Holy fluffy dogs of hell. :D


Moving this weekend..

Therefore, lots of boxes, and not a lot of time to paint.
Partially done 9x12:

And wholly done 8x10.
I want to paint dragons. :(

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fluffy things make for happy Friday afternoon.

... Actually, all of those are now done, but I completely forgot to take pictures of the details on the two un-detailed ones here. All are 8x10, except for the fluffy white thingie, which is 5x7.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Thought I wasn't gonna work weekends... that didn't happen.

A few of 8x10s. Going to tweak the poodle some more. (The reference picture is something like 200 pixels wide, and 've got to invent a leg. @_@)

 A 6x6. Awesome FrogCat awesomeness.

 And another lovely lady whose eyes I was supposed to open and whose head was supposed to be tilted. X_X 

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Not a terribly productive day today... too many errands.
 9x12 underpainting for a commission.
6x6 underpainting for a goldfinch. Not fully done.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Photo dump of several finished and half-finished projects.

First of all, finished 8x10s of peoples' pets:

 (Tilted to show off scroll-work.)

Finished 5x7s.

Tattoo design for a friend:
Unfinished bluebird for a fundraiser:

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Aaand back to cats and dogs!

Underpainting (8x10 inches, acrylic) for my studio roomie's cat. She did this lovely painting for us in exchange!
The lady has a great eye for color and light. And, let's face it, the world could always use more dopey frogs. :)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Taking a break from small paintings...

... To help out on the local mural.
These bits are all mine! :D

And speaking of grapes, there's a crapton of wild ones behind our house. So, jelly time.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Pets, pets, pets.

The total for the pet portrait show was 38 pieces, all made in just over 2 months. 8) Tonight's the reception.

Meanwhile, here are a few 8x10s in progress.