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Some pet images work exceptionally well larger than life, and this striking pose was another great one for this.
A Tabletop-sized heart, painted for the 2022 Hearts in SF fundraiser.
Part sculpture, part painting, these wall hangings are made from pieces of a heritage Valley Oak tree from the border of Walnut Creek, CA and Contra Costa County – also known as the Boundary Oak.
I had extra “found” landscapes on hand, and continuing that theme was partly out of necessity as my art sources and studio access got disrupted to varying degrees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is a watercolor of an excellent image Alan captured of a rare moment of peace between the cats — aware of each other but sufficiently distant.
I found writing a blog exhausting. So I came up with a way to stay motivated: create a watercolor illustration to accompany each one.
Symbols in our public space are gaining extra scrutiny for the worldview they present.
These portraits are more accurately “animal friends” rather than pets – this time, horses! The first portrait in the middle was a commission, and the two on the sides are horses at The Right Step, Inc.
Like Tobey (from Tobey’s Gaze), TJ has a bunch of fluffy white fur and a piercing gaze.
This is a fun combination of a few techniques I’ve been wanting to try more: an extreme crop, asymmetric multiple canvases, and textures.
When I’m feeling stuck I usually end up doing art that either tries out different textures or different media.
An unexpected human pause for Earth Day’s 50th anniversary is giving us a view we don’t often see.
This is the most ambitious pet portrait I’ve done to date: five distinct cats, from completely separate reference photos, combined to appear to be sitting together.
I used to make these paper fortune tellers all the time in junior high.
While figuring out what to paint for this year for the Works/SJ benefit, I realized I’ve done a few paintings that have aligned into a new series of their own.
The late afternoon sun and shifting weather created this extraordinary light show with the glassware that splayed, rippled, and caught an occasional tiny rainbow.
This was my take on the classic “white cube” primitive for art.
More pet portraits – here’s a bunch of dogs I’ve painted so far this year.
I put out a call for pet portraits early in the year and have done quite a few since then. Most of them I held off on posting because they were gifts and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise. This batch is cats!
Organized by The Exhibition District, this is a mural created by 100 different artists each painting a 3′ x 3′ square.