Leeloo, through the looking glass

Hello! Back in the summer, an old friend contacted me to inquire about having her cat painted. She had several photos she was looking at, but really loved this one: I believe I mentioned in my last post, this photo is … Continue reading

Can I use a crummy photo?

In short, yes! I have had a few commissions as of late, that have been drawn from, well, terrible photos. When a loved one has passed, sometimes all we have left is a couple of grainy snapshots. Or if the … Continue reading

Mason and Gracie

Happy Holidays, everyone! I’m posting this after Christmas to keep the spirit of surprises alive, although this was one of my final projects pre-baby. An old friend asked me to do a portrait of her son Mason and her parents’ … Continue reading

Painting from Photos…

…is awesome when they come from a talented photographer! Liz Cooper is not only a fantastic person, and good-looking to boot, but she is also a wonderful photographer. And, she is a very good friend of mine, too. Back in … Continue reading

The Cutest Photo EVER Contest!

Hello! As of today, I’m running a contest for the Cutest Photo EVER through my Facebook Page. It’s going to super fun and SUPER CUTE! I’ve already had a few entries and am really enjoying watching them roll in! They are … Continue reading

Waltatron, before and after…

So, Walter’s done!  Check out the photo vs. painting below: I completely underestimated the floor.  The floor took about two times as long as the cat. Although the floor is an integral part of Walter’s mystique… Walter was rescued as … Continue reading

The Dobermans

Oh, Dobermans. The best dogs ever. They are good-looking, goofy and sweet, and everybody’s afraid of them, so no one messes with you or your stuff! Perfection in a pet. These particular Dobermans were my Mom’s dogs (nay, my “siblings”) … Continue reading