Upon request, I revisited painting a profusion of peach colored roses against a brick wall using an old slate roof tile as my canvas. The realistic roses are depicted in all stages of growth from bud to full bloom to faded rose hip. The attention to detail is evident in the whole piece, including the bricks painted in the background. The scene includes a Rice-paper butterfly and a honey bee. A leather cord is threaded through the original nail holes in the slate and is secured with a knot and a pretty ceramic bead. The slate is 24′ tall and 12″ wide and it weighs 8 pounds. I can paint something similar for you if you’d like!
Pansies are fun to paint; I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again!! For this custom project the client wanted Pansies painted on her two large metal platters which were bordered with a wooden rim (15″ diameter). I covered over their original motif with a grayish blue background color. And then I just had fun! Of course in addition to painting a variety of floral patterns and color variations, I put in buds and seed pods and wilted blooms along with a bee in each one.
These two plaques are a depiction of a friend’s comments about his stressful work situation. I painted the Elephant one a few years prior to the trapeze one. They are 8 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ each.
This portrait of three well loved dogs was a a delight to paint. I used three individual photos of these Golden Retrievers and combined them in a cohesive image in fluid acrylics on a 20″ X 16″ canvas. Would you like a pet portrait of your own? Please contact me through this site.