Monday, June 22, 2009

"A Rose by any other name......."

"A Rose by any other name......." 11x14 acrylic on canvas, 2009.

I painted this for my mom. As a young girl, we planted a rose garden outside my bedroom window and everyday we would check on their growth and admire the beauty of a single rose. To this day it is still by favorite flower. So this one is for you mom. I could not have asked for a better mom for God to give me. I love you!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"Olivia in Twilight"

"Olivia in Twilight"
18x24 oil on canvas, 2009, private collection
This is my daughter Olivia and she is a huge fan of the Twilight series. I have always done black and white graphite so I thought I would give black and white painting a try. I added the red for a Twilight feel and she loved it. This one is not for sale however if you would like to have one painted of a loved one of your own just email me at and we can arrange for that to happen.

Monday, June 8, 2009

"Ballroom Dancers"

"Ballroom Dancers" 22x28 acrylic on canvas, 2009

Well, I couldn't wait any longer. My love of dance had to be painted. I saw a similar painting of dancers painted by Ricardo Casas and decided to do my own version. I am not sure what style I would call this however it is similar to "My Self Portrait". There wasn't any challenges on this piece, I just had alot of fun doing it. If you look at the edge of the mans suit and ladies dress you will see that I made the background color seem like it was engulfing their outfits and the background is painted to have a stained glass look.