Category Archives: Hang On The Wall

Hydrangeas in Winter Plaque II

This is a second version of a plaque I did two years ago which I recently painted again upon request from a client.  I never do two identical paintings, but I do revisit some of them on occasion especially if someone asks me to.  This is the same pagoda I painted in the background of the first version but the faded browning blossoms could be just be  blooms ‘from a different year’.   I love how Hydrangeas can be beautiful all year long.   I am including here a photo of an early stage of the paint process before the flowers were painted.  This plaque is 12″ wide and 9″ tall.

Cat in the Box Portrait

This is a portrait of my all time favorite Kitty, named Captain.  He stuffed himself into this small box about fifteen years ago and I ran quick for a camera!   I chose to paint him a little larger than life a few weeks ago because I still miss this special, affectionate Maine Coon.  The portrait is done in liquid acrylic on a 16″ X 20″ canvas.   Do you have a favorite pet I could create a wonderful portrait of?  Please contact me through this site if you are interested.

Tea Time Plaque

This  plaque is painted with tea pots, a tea cup and saucer, a mug, and a cocoa pot all sitting on a wooden surface with doilies.  The details are meticulously painted in my hyper-realistic style and are placed against an eggplant colored background.  All the items depicted are from my own collection.  The tall antique pot belonged to my late mother-in-law.  The modern mug in the center shows a famous historical Japanese event.   It had been years since I painted china and it was so much fun to revisit this motif.   The wooden plaque is 13″ X 9″ and is bordered with golden paint.  It is currently hanging in the entryway of a coastal bed and breakfast in Japan.  Are you intrigued by this type of motif?  Please contact me through this site and I will paint something  similar to it just for you.