PalomaThere was this little hound dog with nothing much to do, so I threw her rubber Frisbee in the air, and it was blue. When she jumped up high to catch it off the ground, she did this funny flip and came running back around. Then she gave it to me, and I told her she’s the queen. Paloma is my hound dog, and yes, she reigns supreme. She’s the Frisbee Queen of Richmond Hill, she reigns supreme and always will!

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German Shepherd

German ShepherdI woke up the other day ready to do something creative. After my coffee and shower I was inspired to paint this dog’s head. It seems to be happy and the owners wanted a close up done of their best best buddy. This dog was very still during the portrait painting process. I chose colors that would harmonize together and bring out the personality of the animal. The background brushmarks are all verticle in contrast with the diagonal ones on the dog. If you like german shepherds or would like your pet painted, please let me know. 912-756-7753 Thanks!

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Missy the Moose

Missy the MooseA friend of mine and also a long time collector lives in Canada where there are a lot of wild moose running around. A little while back he emailed me some photos of these animals that roam the forest and plains there. Missy is a legend in the land. Every full moon the people hear her groanings for love.This has been going on for over three hundred years. I painted this one using primary and secondary colors only. It looks like I used brown paint but I didn’t. Reds, yellows, purples, and more blend together in the viewers mind to create the optical illusion of brown. The background is painted with a palette knife to create the texture of the field where the moose wanders. If you like it please let me know. Prints are now available.

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ToucanI absolutely love painting these beautiful creatures in the wild. Each one is unique in the way they have been put together. What if we had to walk around walk around with a large beak like this one growing out of our heads? The colors in this bird are so vivid. The branches, leaves, and parts of the toucan bird have different materials incorporated into them. If you look close you can read the art news in the green leaves. This piece would brighten up any room in the house. Please leave comment.

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Koala Bear

KoalaHere is a cute little fellow climbing around in the trees. It sleeps most of the time clinging to a branch until it is time to eat. After it fills its belly it returns to take another long snooze. I painted this piece in thick streaky brushstrokes of color. In the background I used warm and cool complimentary colors to set off the bear in the tree. I also driped paint to create the feeling of vines in the forest. If you like cuddly creatures, I think this one is for you.

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Night Owl

Night OwlHow are you art people out there? I have been really busy for the past few weeks surviving the earthquakes and then Hurricane Irene. I guess there’s a whole lotta shakin’ going on! Anyway, this painting is named after my mom’s nickname the night owl. I lettered it on her boat many years ago. I don’t know if she became the night owl because her 3 boys kept her up or because she just liked to stay up at night. I painted this piece with a brush and a palette knife. I needed to get that woodland texture and the palette knife adds that abstract quality I was looking for. There are endless patterns and designs found in nature if you have the eyes of a night owl to see them! Who who says the owl in the midnight hour!

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Chinese Crested Dog

Chinese Crested DogNow this is a very unusual and almost abstract looking dog. I think most of you would agree with me on this one. I love the way the hair is flowing like cotton candy and the smooth multicolored body seems to glow with a light from within. I have to say, this creature looks like it is from another world. Why go to Mars and beyond to look for aliens. We have enough to discover here in our own back yard of this planet. The focus in this piece is definitely on the eye closest to the viewer and also the overall color combination that creates harmony. If you like strange then this one’s for you. Prints are available upon request.

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The Lion

The LionI love the solidity and construction of this painting. The lion is a symbol of strength and courage. People call the lion the king of the animals. It rules and reigns with justice and truth. Sometimes in life when we face difficult challenges we must let the lion in our hearts rise up and do the right thing. It is the truth that will set us free and give us rest. Like this lion here painted in colors of golds and reds I wanted to reflect something pure but at the same time something strong. The blue is a symbol of knowledge. Together the painting speaks to me of peace through inner strength. If you look close you can see fragments of printed words in the lions body. I think this would be a great piece to hang on your wall as a reminder to what is important in life if you want to succeed.

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The Kiss

The KissHow are all you art people out there? Staying creative and out of trouble I hope. This has been a strange but beautiful 4th of July with all the fireworks and all. We should celebrate our lives and freedom by showing kindness to everyone we meet. A little love goes a long way! If you look at this painting here you can see an example of what I mean. There are two beautiful creatures watching out for each other. I was thinking about calling it the kiss or something artistic like that. When I look at the tenderness and affection of the giraffes together I think the kiss would be perfect. I often look at the animals and realize how much we all learn from them. The birds teach us to fly, the fish teach us to swim, the bugs teach us to crawl and climb, and the giraffes teach us to look beyond our own little world to see the bigger picture. There are so many positive things to think about and reflect upon if we only look up into the heavens. In this painting here I used a complimentary blue background to set off the warm tones of the animals. Then I splashed a few drops of paint to add energy to the image. I hope you like the way it turned out. Let me know what you think.

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The Happy Chicken

The Happy ChickenKnock! Knock! Who’s there? Chicken. Chicken who? Chicken on you to see if you are still there. So why did the chicken cross the road? I guess to get to the other side & escape the oncoming traffic. No, it was trying to escape the fried chicken chefs who were looking for something tasty to serve for dinner. This is so strange because I saw the chicken that crossed the road & it jumped quickly for its life into my canvas, feathers & all. You see, just the other day I was on the side of the road painting a beautiful scene deep in the country. Then out of the blue, this bird appears like a rushing mighty wind & in a flash of light it was painted! I then turned around to see all the commotion behind me & I noticed the chicken hunters pulling their hair out. They asked me if I saw the chicken that crossed the road. I said all I see is this happy chicken painted on my canvas & it is not the kind you cook. After that I never saw those cooks again. But there is one thing I know, I have this happy chicken painted in oils. It is ready to be hung on somebody’s wall for everyone to see, feathers & all!

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