I have been having so much fun with this series of beneficial insects. I find that there are more free-form ideas and color combinations. Each time I do a small one, I tried a different technique… so they’re rather fun and good opportunity for exploration.￼
“Butterfly Life” is 30×30″ with a lot of carved sculptural elements. It will be advertised on my website.
Also doing some small 6″ gallery wrap paintings. They make great gifts.
I dont advertise my little gallery wrap paintings but have them for sale at various shops and galleries. If you are ever interested in any work that you see in my blog, please feel free to chat with me about it.
I have been working on a project commission by a company in England all summer and creating new works . Each needed be approved by the author and the publisher￼. The author would give me ideas on what she wanted in the scene and I created several sketches before starting any work. For instance, she wanted a Jamaican mermaid sitting next to a treasure chest with coins floating and jewels all around…representing abundance. She wanted pearls in her hair and golden light shining down the water around her. ￼￼
This is the sketch that was approved.
Here is the final painting 48×36″ and will be available for sale during the international launching of the collectible cards in Spring of 2020.
Its been a very intense summer as I had many paintings to complete by an October date. It actually consumed me as I worked long hours and sometimes even evenings. Its good to have the project nearly completed.
i’ve been thinking about this botanical series for quite a long time and had developed a technique about a decade ago with flexible modeling paste and carving to create interesting detail. After I carve and let the plaster dry for a couple days then I can start painting on it. It’s quite fun.
The B paintings are 36 x 36 and the dragonfly paintings are 24 x 24″ gallery wraps. The top two have sold.￼￼
i’ve been working on a large mermaid commissions from Hayhouse in England most of the summer so I needed to take a break every once in a while and go from the sea to the land. I am so concerned about the state of the honeybees and the health of our planet. The bees and insects assist in plant pollination, crops and food which give us life.
Dragonflies also are a favorite subject because they are deemed lucky. They dont live very long but are important in spreading pollen.￼
I have been working on adding more diversity to my mermaid collection. “Meditation” is 36 x48″ gallery wrap original. Here is my initial sketch and then her completed.
It’s been a good week !!…as I’m working on a paintings in my studio, I got a notice that my “first plunge baby sea turtle VI ” painting was sold though one of the online art galleries that represent me. So I need to package it up and ship it this coming Friday.
It is always exciting to make a sale and know that somebody is enjoying what you’ve created enough to display in their homes.
As part of the mermaid card commission that I’m working on, the client wants more diversity so I am creating mermaids and mermen of all ethnicities and body shapes. This painting was done of a plus sized mer-babe recently. The company will only be getting the digital files so the original painting is for sale. I will also be able to print custom giclees and art prints.
I am calling this mermaid “Mimi” and she is 48×30″.