|the giving tree | acrylic on cradled panel | 6" x 6" | Flanegan|
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate."
I was asked to paint more chocolates. These minis are 3"x 3"x.75", quite fun as each one seemingly takes on a personality of it's own. This photo is from a previous post.
|Chocolates (detail) wip | oil on panel | Flanegan|
Speaking of chocolates, this duo was too adorable not to paint. The piece has been in my rotation for a couple of months now...sometimes paintings flow easily and other times not so much. There was no reference photo of these two posing together, but I love a challenge. You just need to have faith and don't give up.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
|Neighborly (detail) wip | oil on panel | 12" x 16" | Flanegan|
Gracious, painting outdoors is harrrd. But those times when i get it right - as few as they may be - keep me going. Nothing good comes easy, right?
I see something beautiful and want to share it, but how best do I convey that? There are a bijillion options. Each one is like solving a mystery and i just need to persevere, which is why it's necessary for me to have a few paintings ongoing.
Mixing it up helps. Seeking refuge in the familiar and then getting back out there to be brave and tenacious, like a dog with a bone. So for now, it's back to my comfort zone, four-legged wonders. :)
Saturday, June 10, 2017
|Caboose | oil on panel | 12" x 12" | Flanegan|
Friday, June 2, 2017
"I believe in kindness.
Also in mischief."
|Newt | oil on linen | 6" x 11" | commission|
What's not to love here?
Miss Newt is the companion piece to Miss Ida.
They're my dear friend Judy's family and they were a delight to paint.
|Ida | oil on linen | 11" x 6" | commission|
Monday, March 6, 2017
Love is our true destiny.
We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone, we find it with another.
|one more day | oil on panel | 6" x 6" | Flanegan|
Then I got to thinking of other recent events celebrating love like my mother's birthday or the love for a friend who was taken away from us too soon or another friend's love for his family who lived a full and rewarding life - to whom no one was a stranger in his presence.
How powerful for Love to forever pulse within, thereby gracing us with more love to share with others.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
Robert Louis Stevenson
|Lila Harvey | oil on linen panel | 10" x 8" | Flanegan | auction commission|
|Here's Miss Lila. She's the companion piece to brother Liam whom I posted earlier - two commissions inspired by a Divine Canines' silent auction.|
|toughgirl | charcoal on paper |17" x 14" | Flanegan|
wait. I know that face...that I've-heard-enough-politics-for-today face.