Monday, December 26, 2011

New Dog Painting

New painting from this winter! This was a commissioned painting for our friend Mike. I actually finished the painting in November, but as it was intended for a surprise Christmas present, I waited to post it until now. This is an acrylic portrait painting of Bacchus the dog. I've painted a lot of cool colored dog portraits, so it was fun to paint a warm colored pup!

"Bacchus" 2011, acrylic on canvas

Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday Cards!

I decided it would be fun to turn two of my favorite animal paintings into holiday cards! I thought this would be nicer than actually forcing our dog Zoe to wear a Santa hat while I took cheesy holiday photos. Yes, I admit I do like a few cheesy holiday things, including listening to classic Bing Crosby holiday songs.

Blue Zoe Santa

Smiling Pig Santa

Santa Pig Cards

 Blue Zoe Santa Cards


Sunday, October 30, 2011

New Painting from this Weekend

I've just finished up a rainforest art project with my 4th grade students and I was inspired to create this scarlet macaw painting.

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Monday, October 24, 2011


These are a few of my landscape and cityscape paintings and photographs. The first three paintings are plein air paintings that I've done the past two summers in New Mexico.

"Old Adobe House, Santa Fe, NM"  2010,  oil on canvas board

"Rio Grande Outside Taos, NM (Pilar)" 2011, oil on canvas board

"Red Hill, New Mexico Sky Reflections" 2011, oil on canvas board

"Prayer Flags in Aspens" 2009,  oil on canvas

"Houses Reflected in Venice" 2009, digital photograph

"View From the Rialto Bridge at Night, Venice" 2009, digital photograph

"Bridge Reflections in Burano, Venice" 2009, digital photograph

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Just opened my Etsy Shop yesterday!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Blue Zoe Series!

We adopted Zoe from the Boulder Humane Society over four years ago. She is my running companion and also one of my favorite painting subjects. She loves having her portrait painted. Well alright, so she's not really aware that she's had her portrait painted nor does she realize that I have turned her into a blue dog, but I don't think she'd mind.

"Blue Zoe #1" 2009,  acrylic on canvas

"Blue Zoe #2" 2010,  acrylic on canvas


"Blue Zoe #3" 2011,  acrylic on canvas

Monday, October 10, 2011

Botanical Artwork

"White Poppies in Shadow" 2008, digital photograph


"Warm and Cool Flower Abstractions" 2011,  acrylic on canvas

"Purple Columbine" 2009, digital photograph

"Rose Abstractions" 2011,  acrylic on Masonite