This painting was shown at Women on View, March 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24"
It captures a single point in time at the historic Charleston, SC theatre.
Handpainted vintage suitcases seem to be a popular idea, but most I've seen have floral designs on them. The guitar theme is unique.
The owner of Stono (who is named after the Stono River, Johns Island, SC) will be surprised on his birthday with this portrait of his good buddy, a chocolate Labrador retriever. Dark-colored dogs can be difficult to paint, as the details of the face are often hard to see. A great photo makes all the difference! (You don't think dogs SIT for their portraits, do you?) The gift-giver and I photographed Stono on a sunny day, making sure that his head was in the light. We got down on his level to get the best shot. Some little treats were Stono's reward for posing. :-)
This painting is small-- I'm not sure of the dimensions, as the newlyweds own it now. I used watercolors and ink on watercolor paper.
Five good reasons to commission a portrait:
- Capture your child's sweetness before he or she gets any older.
- Create a portrait of "the way they were"-- Dig up that old photo... (See the example above.)
- Commemorate a special occasion or milestone.
- Freeze in time a beautiful image that will last for generations.
- Give a portrait as a gift.
So-- Why have a portrait painted just for you? All of the above!
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This painting shows a moment in time from a young woman's trip to Spain-- specifically Plaza de Santa Ana in Madrid. She chose a favorite photo from her shots of that holiday. The painting is done in acrylic on an 18" x 24" canvas. What an excellent idea she had to remember an enjoyable trip this way. Sure, she bought some souvenirs, but they are small and most likely tucked away in a drawer. She can look at this scene every day.This is probably the most detailed painting I have done!
This peaceful place is on the Stono River, about 18 miles from downtown Charleston, SC. In this acrylic-on-canvas landscape, the family home takes a secondary role; the water, woods, and marsh dominate the spotlight. The canvas measures 3ft by 2 ft. I painted this over a three-week period.
This elegant lady was painted for a Christmas gift. Roxy is also a "grand-dog" of the client who commissioned "Cooper," below. The canvas is just 8" x 10", so it's a nice compact piece of art.
This cute beagle mix was painted for a woman to give to her son for Christmas. She calls Cooper her grand-dog. She supplied me with about six photos to use. A painting this size may be framed and hung on the wall or set on a decorative easel on a table.