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This is one of my entries to The Society of Animal Artists 2017 Annual Exhibition. Wouldn't it be wonderful for it to be accepted? Don't count on it. One never knows what the judges will choose. Did they eat breakfast, do they like cats, do they already have 100 cat submissions? It's best to keep an open mind and and a well armored ego. This is what artists must do to gain recognition. Wish me luck!
Photographer Rob Coomer and I are participating in a two person exhibit called THE MINI AND THE MIGHTY opening the day after Thanksgiving 11/25/16 at Row House Gallery, 211 Main St. Milford Ohio, 45150, rowhousegallery.com. Rob covers the MIGHTY aspect with his monochromatic photos on distressed steel -some of them over 60" long. He is well known for cave photography as well as just about any subject that strikes his fancy, from airplanes to dilapidated buildings- real "guy" stuff and well worth the trip out to see his work! Mean while, I cover the MINI with over twenty miniatures of varying snap shot subjects of farm and landscapes, animals and etc. from the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico to Ohio. Each piece is beautifully and individually framed using museum glass to show off every mark. There's plenty of contrasts and variety in this show. I'm so excited to see what your reactions will be!
I'm launching my new Pepper Portraits website. Tell me what you think. If you miss seeing something that lived on my old site, let me know. Meanwhile, I'm starting a series of miniature paintings measuring approximately 3x5". This allows me to both explore ideas quickly while creating affordable gems for my clients.
8x9" graphite and colored pencils on Fabiano Artistico smooth paper. The photo reference is mine. This was drawn while caring for my sick Mom in Florida. The photo and layout were started and abandoned some months ago, so when I packed up my stuff, I decided to bring the project along. Good thing because it was a much needed break from a deplorable situation. The image depicts my Diva cat Charlotte peeking behind a tree. The full color red leaf was added for fun. This drawing is available for $385.00. If interested in purchasing, go to SHOP, which will send you over to my ETSY site.
I recently started to teach Pet Portraits in Colored Pencil to the brave souls that also took my Pet Portraits in Graphite class. This is my sample. The photo reference is from a series taken while working on a commission. The Border Collie Marley was particularly photogenic. This piece is 9x11"various light fast colored pencil with solvents on Rag Mat Board. I used many of my tricks on this.