8″x10″ acrylic, 2013. I last saw Rayne, the recipient of this portrait, with my own eyes in 1996 when he was a sweet, chubby, tow-headed baby. He’s the son of my college friend Amy, and he’s now ten feet tall and about to enter Cornell University! …. Okay I fainted for [...]
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8″x10″ acrylic, 2010. Well, while I’m waiting for my slow summer to give way to some brisk portrait commission action as folks look toward the holidays (I HOPE!), here is a little study of two classic toys. I found the tiger, along with many other whimsical velveteen animals, for a dollar each at [...]
8″x10″ acrylic, 2010. I love getting specific instructions with a toy portrait assignment — then I know at least one thing about the painting might be just right! In this case, Jennifer told me that this stuffed tiger’s tail was of great importance, as her 2-yr-old Samantha likes to rub her face [...]
8″x10″ acrylic, 2010. This quick painting is a study for a commission that I am working on, and the final painting will show him from a different angle. My husband has requested that I add some flames to the background of this rough version…I’m considering it.
29″x40″, oil on canvas 1996. I did lots of self-portraits in college and grad school because I was always available to model! Here’s one from 1996, and obviously even then I could not resist painting my stuffed animals. This picture features Tigger and a lion called Hubert — he was a give-away [...]
Don Gato 5×7″ acrylic on canvas 2009 – Target sold a series of fantastic yarn-knit stuffed animals a couple of years ago called L’atitude Enfant, and I bought the cat, mouse, and chicken “for Sonja” (for me.) When she was really tiny, I would wiggle the cat in her face and sing the following [...]