Portrait of Charlie

My friend Lynda enjoys painting as much as I do. She said, “I’d like to commission you to do a portrait of Charlie (her husband) from this reference photo, so I can see what you would do with it.” COOL!   There are so many different…

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The story behind “The Guardians”

As an artist/photographer, I’ve learned to give careful consideration to photos before deleting them from my camera’s memory card. Sometimes what I can’t see in an underexposed or blurry shot is far more valuable to me than what I can see clearly, because it prompts…

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Portrait of Jerry and Terrie

My friend, Diane, and her husband commissioned me to paint a portrait of their friends, Jerry and Terrie. Here’s the reference image they sent me: And here’s the finished portrait: (click image to view larger) I’m so happy they were pleased with it! Here’s what…

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The story behind “Hello”

Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you’ll have your camera in your hands at precisely the right moment when something unexpected and delightful happens…. Jenna was having fun playing with some bubbles on the patio…   … when, much to her surprise, one landed ever-so-perfectly, right on…

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Portrait: Princess Jenna

There’s a magical place in town called “Rock The Tea” where little girls can get dressed up like fairies, or princesses, or rock stars, and put on makeup, have their nails done, listen to a story tale, enjoy a tea party, and laugh and dance…

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