Saturday, July 7, 2018

Two new puppy portraits for sale in my Etsy shop.  Each are 5 x 7 and ready to frame!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Another colored pencil drawing, this time of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel- what a cutie!  Available in my Etsy shop, or email me directly!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Portrait of Tucker Hipps

 I was honored to be asked to do a portrait of this handsome young man, Tucker Hipps, who was tragically killed during a fraternity hazing incident.  His mother wanted it as a gift for his father on Father's Day.  It's a large piece, and we worked with the colors in her room to make sure it will look good over the fireplace.  It was such a pleasure to be able to do a piece like this for these parents to remember their son by.  As you can see, Dad was thrilled!

Here's what the client had to say:

We were blessed with a sweet baby boy who gave us 19 years of joy! Thanks for bringing him to life in a painting we can treasure of the rest of our lives.  A beautiful painting of a beautiful boy.  Thank you for being so extremely easy to work with and so wonderful.

- Cindy Tucker Hipps

Saturday, May 12, 2018

A Boy and His Dog

For this colored pencil drawing, we didn't like the dog's face in the original photo, so I used the face from another similar shot.  I also took out the busy-ness of the background and the logo on the shirt to create a simpler, more timeless piece.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

More Animal Prints Available

New prints of colored pencil drawings available in my Etsy shop!  I think I may be in love with the llama!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Seventy-Fifth Birthday Gift

My mother turned seventy-five recently, and I wanted a special gift for her.  I decided to do a colored pencil drawing of her and her parents from when she was a girl. She was very happy with it, and it's now displayed in a place of honor at her house!

Dog Prints Available!

New prints of colored pencil drawings available in my Etsy shop!  These can be customized with your own dog's name, or if you're interested in a drawing of your own pet done in this style, let me know!

A Couple of Adorable Puppies!

I was so excited when I saw the photo of these two pups.  Look how adorable!  The entire time I painted them, my kids were begging to take them home!  As you can see, I changed the angle a bit so that they fit the composition more nicely.

To see a time-lapse video of the painting process, click here!

Confirmation Gift

This young girl's mother wanted a small gift for her confirmation.  She'd chosen St. Lucy as her patron saint, so wanted a portrait of her daughter as St. Lucy.  I found a photo of the style of crown St. Lucy was known to wear, and added it to her face.  It's a tiny little piece, maybe 4" tall, but a wonderful memory for a special day in her life!

Colored Pencil Drawings Now Available!

I've dusted off my colored pencils and begun playing around with them again.  Practiced a bit on some celebrity photos, as seen above.  They offer excellent detail and precision, and a completely different vibe than a painting does.  

If you're considering a portrait, we can discuss which would be right for you- a painting or a drawing.  Either way I can make you something beautiful!