Friday, March 27, 2009


This is David. He is tall, rugged, outdoorsy, funloving... Dave is our youngest child. I asked him recently if he would allow me to paint his portrait, and his reply was "I thought you'd never ask" (or something like that). After painting so many people, I can't believe it took me this long to paint this handsome guy. The photo isn't great because I was anxious to post this. It's difficult to take photos of wet paintings...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Congressman Bart Stupak

After several months of steady progress, I have finally completed a portrait of Congressman Bart Stupak. I had asked my congressman if he would mind allowing me to paint his portrait and he was very accommodating. This was my opportunity to step it up a notch and add a portrait of a well-known person to my portfolio. The actual size of this painting is 48" x 30". To be honest, I was shaking in my boots at our final sitting, but his calm demeanor and positive comments allayed my fears. On to my next challenge...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Happy Couple

This is Carol and Robin... I'm actually not quite finished with it yet. I've been painting this from a photo and haven't met the happy groom-to-be yet. It's been a little difficult to get together as he lives in Germany. I don't like painting from photos because of the fact that it's hard to capture a personality when you haven't even met someone. But I was fortunate to have access to many, many photos of the two of them together, and am hopeful that when we do meet I won't have a lot to "correct." It's been a while since I've posted... I've been away, but am back to painting more regularly. I hope you haven't given up on me!