Apr 30, 2014

Miniature Painting - No 49 - Fluffy White Cat

I know there was a little thumbnail image of this painting in my previous post about the Parklane Gallery Miniature Show but, since I like to count my mini paintings, I like to give them their own individual posts.

I love cats. Unfortunately, I'm allergic to cats so I can't have one. But if I could, I'd have orange cats, white cats, gray tabbies, and calicos. They're all so beautiful. And a white cat with crystal blue eyes is especially beautiful. So here is a painting of a white cat with blue eyes, a cat I'd have if I weren't allergic. Having images of them is the next best thing, I suppose. :)

5"x7" oil

Apr 27, 2014

Miniature Art Show at Parklane Gallery

Every year the Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, WA hosts its Annual Miniature Show in May featuring miniature paintings and sculptures from artists all over the country. The show includes artwork from some well-known miniature painters such as Linda Rossin, Beverly Abbott and Wes & Rachelle Siegrist. The show will be from April 29th to June 1, 2014. There will be an artist reception on May 9th from 6:00-8:00PM and usually includes music and refreshments.

I'll have a number of small artworks on display in the gallery during the show, sizes 4"x6", 5"x7", and 6"x6", all oil paintings.  Here's a preview of what I'll have there.

All these mini paintings are for sale and available for purchase through the gallery or directly from me. If you are in the area I invite you to visit the gallery and view these, and other miniature artworks, in person. Photos online never do them justice. If you are in the area, try to make it to the artist reception on May 9th, too. I'll be there, along with many other artists, and we'd love to meet you and chat about art together!

If you're not in the area, or can't make it to the gallery, and would be interested in purchasing one of these paintings, either the gallery or I can ship the paintings anywhere within the US and Canada. So don't hesitate to contact me or the gallery if you're interested. Of course, we'd rather see you in person, so I hope you can make it!

Apr 25, 2014

Animal Art for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner. Why not give the gift of art? I have several affordable Fine Art Print images that are especially suited for Mother's Day gifts because they depict the wonderful bond between mother and child. Wouldn't that be a great way to show Mom how much you love her, by giving her an image she can look at every day that reminds her of that loving mother-child bond?

Here are a few examples of art images that would be ideal for Mother's Day.

"First Spring"
Whitetail doe and fawn

"Love's Golden Touch"
Mother giraffe and baby

"Spring's Gift"
Mare and foal

These are just a few samples of mother and baby art. These, and more, are available at Fine Art America. FAA's processing and shipping is very fast, so there's still time to get it in time for Mother's Day.

All images are also available as notecards. Rather than buying the same old mass-produced cards that everyone else buys from the local drug store, why not give Mom a card that's unique and personalized? Take a look at all that's available here:

Apr 22, 2014

Miniature Painting - No 48 - Nubian Goat

I call this little girl "Nubian Red" even though I'm not quite sure it's a Nubian goat or if they call that color red. Perhaps it's called chestnut, like the horse color? I did some Googling of Nubian goats and this seemed to be the most likely breed, although most Nubians' ears hang down a little more than this gal's ears do. But I kind of like her quirky ears, the way they stick out with little folds and waves here and there. Maybe she's a mixed breed goat? In any case, I think she's cute. I took the photo reference for this painting at the Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park in Redmond, WA.

4"x6" oil

Apr 18, 2014

Miniature Painting - No 47 - Sheep

Mini painting #47 here, a fluffy ewe on a grassy hill. This is the first time I ever painted a sheep or any wooly animal so figuring out how to paint the wool coat was a challenge, especially on such a small canvas.

6"x6" oil

Original: SOLD

Apr 17, 2014

Final Songbird Seasons Painting - Goldfinches

Finally! I completed the fourth painting in my 'Songbird Seasons' series. This one is the spring time version, with goldfinches in apple blossoms.

oil on Multimedia Artboard

The other three seasons are:

Summer: Bluebirds and peaches
Autumn: Chickadees and apples
Winter: Cardinals and holly

You can see all of them here.

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