Art in Process

Bathroom Mural

I’m not sure if I’m done with this yet or not…

UPDATE: It’s not done… I’ll have a new photo posted soon!


Which painting is the real Rooster of the Sea?

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I just had  prints made of Rooster of the Sea. This is my first time having prints made of any my paintings and I’m thrilled with the results.

Can you tell which one is the original? 🙂

I opted for Giclee  Fine Art Print on Arches Rag Photographique museum qualify paper, which has a beautiful finish. The print is 14×18 with a white boarder. The print photographed is on stretched canvas.

If you are interested in a signed, limited edition print of Rooster of the Sea, click here!

My first official attempt with oil painting (in process)

I’m learning that I prefer acrylic over oil painting. Oils take too long to dry! This has become a “back burner” painting… I’ll keep you posted!


Young Stud and the Sea [in process]

This is another painting commissioned by my husband… he also titled it.

This painting was intended to be a draft of one that was going to be on black velvet. Hubby decided he liked the draft and since it’s going to be hanging on his sail boat, having the painting not on cloth probably makes more sense.

UPDATE: I’m pretty pleased of the finished painting, which proudly hangs in S/V Pointless.



Tazi at Paradise Cove [in process]

Tazi at Paradise Cove [in process]

Finished painting was a gift to Pat and Sandi, Tazi’s humans.


Pets Playing Poker [in process]

I think I’m almost done with this painting! My husband is planning on building a custom frame to tribute our pets… I can’t wait!


Here is the finished painting… after Scupper passed away (puppy standing at the table without a hand), I left the painting “as is”.



Scupper at the Alki Lighthouse [in progress]

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Our Pets Playing Poker [In Progress]


This painting is a draft of a much larger painting which will end up being on black velvet. The pets in this painting are (starting from left to right around the table) Rufus, a Golden Retriever; Louise, a Himalayan; Orson, a Pug; Scupper, a Flat Coated Retriever; Rascal, the white rat; Thelma, a white cat and Bagheera the black cat.

The poodle in the background painting is not one of our pets. I’m not sure if she’ll make it to the final…although it’s tempting with her “paint me like one of your french poodles” pose after Rose in the movie Titanic.

Scupper will not be sitting at the table in the final painting as all of our other pets in this photo have passed on and our 10 month old Scupper is happily still with us.  I might have him in the lower left corner staring up as a younger, smaller pup…I’m still undecided.

I’m also leaning towards swapping out the red hanging lamp for something more colorful – maybe a Tiffany styled lamp?  Who knows!

I’ll be sure to post my final painting here when I’m done!

UPDATE: Here’s the finished painting on black velvet.

Painting my Black Velvet Lady

I began by starting on a much smaller black canvas so I could see what it’s like to paint on black.  It’s a lot like doing watercolors except instead of planning your whites, you’re planning your blacks.

You can also see in the photos below how my husband created my black velvet canvas for the wine lady who is the size of a door.

The Wine Lady (I’m not sure what to call her) is a recreation of a Cognac painting by Mucha. I’ve done my only little twists, including painting her on black velvet, as this painting is for our home.

Enjoy!  PS: I don’t know why some of the photos are sideways… sorry about that!

Scupper at Seattle’s Arboretum Park [Work in Process]

Scupper [Work in Progress]

After a weekend walk with Scupper at the Arboretum, I posted the photo below on Facebook and one of my friends said “you should paint this!”  I’ll be sure to share my finished painting when I’m done.