The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust

Monday, December 24, 2012

Bah Humbug

I adore Christmas, not least because I have to use all my vacation days by the end of the year. I usually have a few, so I have an extended period of time to spend with family -- and PAINT. I'm on a portrait streak, and this curmudgeonly fellow doesn't appear to be quite as happy about Christmas vacation as I am.  But he was still a lot of fun to paint.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Yogi and BooBoo

AKA "the Golden Girls". They are just sweet, typically goofy, smiley Goldens, and it was a joy to paint them. These paintings are gifts to the wonderful staff of Pampered Pet Care of Atlanta, who rescued Yogi and BooBoo and fostered them through the summer for Adopt a Golden Atlanta.  You can read their story here

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pencil Portraits

I haven't had much time for painting lately, but have been trying to take more advantage of short periods of down time to do some pencil portraits.

The following was a gift for a friend, who only gave me this photo to work from.