Getting Organized!

"The Crossing," watercolor on paper, 9" x 12", 2013, $100

“The Crossing,” watercolor on paper, 9″ x 12″, 2013, $100

After years of piling up paintings, I finally started getting organized! First, I contacted a local printer to inquire about making some limited edition prints from some of my athlete paintings….more to come on that. Next, I sorted and (badly) photographed most of the paintings that are stacked in my workspace…and I posted them all on my “Available for Sale” page!

I’ve always been a little hesitant to post my work, but it’s time! If I am going to paint more, I need to sell more, which means I must “put it out there” whether it makes me a little uncomfortable or not. So, if you’re interested in anything that I’ve painted in the past couple of years, contact me via the form below! Thanks!

Too Busy!

I have quite a few paintings bouncing around inside my head, but nothing has made it to paper or canvas yet. I’ve just been too busy! I guess that’s better than being bored, but I would love to be able to set a side a few hours each week to paint. Maybe next month…

For now, here’s a quick drawing that I did for a friend. My buddy, Weezie! She’s a sweet mix who came from a rescue.

charcoal drawing of a dog

9″ x 11″
Charcoal on paper

Slipping Nicely Back into My Comfort Zone with a Painting of a Sled Dog

I guess this goes with my recent athlete paintings! After all, is there any creature that is moire athletic than a sled dog? These animals run for hundreds of miles in the freezing cold. I think I have probably painted or drawn this dog, or some version of this dog, at least fifteen times, if not more. I love the image of a sled dog doing what they love most and do best. It’s like painting pure joy.

Iron Dog: The Runner Acrylic on canvas board 16" x 20" 2013

Iron Dog: The Runner
Acrylic on canvas board
16″ x 20″

Mermaid Painting for My Daughter

Over the past year, my daughter has become a bit obsessed with mermaids. We’ve been slowly redecorating her room with a mermaid theme. I had a little extra paint on my palette after I finished my swimmer, so I painted a little gift for her…

Nic's Little Mermaid Acrylic on canvas board 24" x 18" 2013

Nic’s Little Mermaid
Acrylic on canvas board
24″ x 18″

My Final Iron Man Painting: The Swimmer

After several false declarations of “I’m done!” I think I am finally actually done! My last painting of the Iron Man series, The Swimmer, has been signed and sealed! This one feels a bit different, but I think swimming feels a bit different too. I think I still captured the energy of the Iron Man, but there is a little more coolness in this painting.

Iron Man 3: The Swimmer Acrylic on canvas 24" x 30" 2013

Iron Man 3: The Swimmer
Acrylic on canvas
24″ x 30″

Another Acrylic Painting of a Runnner

Sometimes I am a runner. Sometimes I am a painter. Until recently, I used a wait-for-inspiration approach to both. I have, however, discovered that it is a lot more rewarding to create your own inspiration. Now I regularly try to exercise both my body and my mind. Hard work is the key to stirring creativity and energy.

This week, I gave my painting muscles a bit of a workout…

Ironman1:R2 Acrylic on canvas 24" x 30" 2013

Acrylic on canvas
24″ x 30″