This step stool was a commission for a little girl named Lucy, It was so much fun to paint. Fish are so colorful! All the fish I painted are based on real sea life, except for the Mermaid (of course!). I included a wide variety of fish such as a Clown fish, a Tiger fish, gold fish and an Octopus. I also painted some Jelly fish, Angel fish, Sea Anemones, Starfish, a Sea horse and a Sea Turtle.
This small file box is the second in a four part series of sports figures. It was commissioned to honor a special swim instructor who made a huge difference in the life of the student. I had a lot of fun painting the water!! I could not resist adding some water droplets inside the box. My signature insect is a ladybug on the bottom of the box (not shown). Are you interested in commissioning a painted box, starting at $85 plus shipping? Please contact me through this site.
I sometimes pass this spot on the Farmington River on my daily morning walk. I love living so close to this undisturbed area. I painted my view from the shore on this small wooden tray which is 20″ X 8″, handle to handle, and 15″ X 7″ on the interior. Since my signature bug would be impractical I added the turtles which live a little ways up river. It is sealed with polyurethane. Available for sale for $125 plus shipping.
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.