Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pretty's pasture

Where's Pretty Girl? | charcoal study Flanegan 

Today was my birthday and it was wonnnderful.
: )

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

sleeping beauty

slumber girl | 6x 6" oil on panel Flanegan
My dainty little napper.
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Monday, June 22, 2015


Dutch | 10x 8" oil on linen panel Flanegan commission

Dutch, a work in progress
This painting was a gift for Barbara, a dear friend and mentor to many. Her companion, Dutch, is a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. He's a precious soul and was a joy to paint.

As artists, once the composition and values of the painting are determined, we're taught to block in the dominant hues before addressing further details. But for me, I can't seem to complete the eyes soon enough. When I'm able to look into the eyes of the subject, it allows for a dialogue and the painting becomes a more collaborative effort. i love painting animals. They're delightfully authentic spirits who greatly enrich our lives.

It was truly an honor to have been commissioned by my generous buds and fellow classmates. Many thanks.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

charming gardeners

love note #33 | 7x 7" mixed media on blended panel Flanegan sold
Our scenic Hays County was devastated by recent flooding over Memorial Day weekend. A record 44' wall of water surged down the Blanco River claiming 12 lives, over 320 homes and damaging over 1,150 residences. Times like these reveal a community's strength and inspire acts of kindness and generosity to others - warms my heart.

'Love Notes' is an ongoing series of wooden constructs reclaimed to send a message. A third of the purchase price benefits the Flood Relief Fund at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and School in Wimberley.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


peculiar | 6x 6" oil on panel Flanegan nfs