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Custom Pet Portraits Preserve Precious Memories

 I have been doing pet portraits for about 30 years.  Like most things, it started with my pets.  Then when family members saw what I had done, they wanted portraits of their pets.  My Dad’s cats.  My sister’s dog.  And it spread from there.  I’ve lost count of how many I have done, but I […]

New Ideas for Gift Giving

 Yes, I know.  I’m not the most prolific poster.  While I’ve said it before, I am trying to be more diligent on that score.  For this holiday coming, I’ve set up a page of smaller, less expensive works that fit well in the gift giving genre.  In addition, I’m working on more!  One of my […]

A Gallery Owner’s Guide to Framing: Why it’s framed…or Why not?

 I wrote this for my newsletter and it got alot of attention…so it is for you: (PS, wrote this a few years ago, but i guess i never hit “publish” because it was still in my drafts…oops) We’ve all been there. We find a great little piece and think “I love it, but I don’t […]

Painting Bliss

 That’s my excuse. For not posting, that is. I’ve been in painting bliss, letting the strokes wash away the stress, the fears and the frustrations. It would not have been fun to post anyway, based on where my head was. And so, I painted, and painted and painted. I’ve finished 17 and number 18 is […]


 Listening to James Taylor, singing, “Sweet Baby James”, gazing outside at the snow falling today and it’s no April Fool’s joke. Waiting for the layer i just painted to dry. Melancholy. more later. Angel Fire ArtSpace, 3469 Mountain View Blvd, Suites B2-4 Angel Fire NM

Arghh. Computer Problems-AGAIN!

 Brother. What a nightmare. After all my fights with Dell and Vista I thought all was humming along smoothly. That is, it was, until I decided to install my wireless trackball and keyboard. I fought with it for two days (should have been plug and play, mind you, and they both work fine on the […]

Finished the Painting

 Here it is, finished, as I promised. 30 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas, gallery wrap painted edges (the sunflowers wrap around. “Enchanted” Angel Fire ArtSpace, 3469 Mountain View Blvd, Suites B2-4 Angel Fire NM

New Studio and New Paintings

 It’s been a bit since I posted because I was working like mad in all my free time (of which there is very little) to finish the new studio and move in. So, bruised and banged, still getting paint from my hair, it’s done and I’m in. It feels so good, I don’t want to […]

Bleary Eyed & Sore Feet!

 What a BLAST! Last night’s Powderkeg final concert: The Long Run: Experience the Eagles and all I can say is WOW! They are AWESOME. Close your eyes and you don’t who is on stage…The Long Run….or The Eagles! My feet didn’t remember that we’re not 17 anymore and this morning, they know it well! OWWWWWWW. […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

 The house smells like cinnamon and nutmeg, the turkey is in the smoker outside and I happily had time to finish (I think) the painting I’ve been working on for two months. It was quite a journey. 48 x 24 gallery wrap canvas. And acrylic. When staring for the first time at that big white […]