Count and Deb, oil portrait. Last fall I was commissioned to do a portrait of two horses as a Christmas gift. Although Count and Deb never actually met, their owner wanted a portrait of these two together. Using photos provided by my client depicting both horses I was able to do the portrait in rememberance of her two dear friends.
Cooper's Hawk, 8x10" Colored pencil. I have been very lucky to see a steady stream of interesting birds hanging out or nesting in my little patch of woods. A pair of Cooper's Hawks nested here for several years in a row and were very happy to let me photograph them. Several paintings including this little gem have come out of those sessions.
Pileated Woodpecker, 9x11", Colored pencil. Another painting I did from my bird photos. These gorgeous birds hang out on the dead trees looking for insects and making odd noises. I love them!!
Portrait Ornaments, November and December always bring a rush of commissioned portrait ornaments. I seem to get more orders every year, and I had to stop accepting commissions by Thanksgiving! You can check out the slide show on my Portrait Ornament page to see some of this year's work. I plan on starting to advertise extra early this year so I won't run out of time.