Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New Live Event Paintings

This was painted for a corporate VIP audience at a wine tasting party at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. I had exactly two hours to accomplish an ocean scene (looking at the ocean scene from where I was positioned on the hotel balcony). The painting was gifted via raffle to one of the attendees.

This was painted at an ISES (International Special Events Society) Los Angeles chapter mixer at the Ambassador West in Pasadena. The caterer for the event purchased the canvas for his office.

My second trip to New Jersey produced this painting from a wedding reception held at the beautiful Rockleigh Country Club. All the people depicted are important family members and close friends. All twenty-nine!

This was a wedding celebration with traditional Korean costumes. I loved the brightly dressed women and the colbalt- blue gown the bride wore for the first dance.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Annie, the Jack Russell Terrier

Here is Annie, my mother's Jack Russell Terrier, painted in acrylic on 8"x10"canvas board. She was so delighted, she almost cried! I delivered the painting to her at the networking group we both belong to, in order to remind people that now is the time to be thinking about ordering holiday gifts.

A pet portrait makes a very special and treasured gift!

This is the reference photo I took with my camera. I prefer to take my own, but I can also work from photos provided.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tyson, The Bull Dog

Occasionally I am asked to paint pet portraits. This painting of Tyson, the bull dog; was requested to be an anniversary gift for my friend's husband. The canvas is 9"x12" painted in acrylic. Tyson passed away recently, so I had to work from old snapshots. Here is the reference photo I used.

Mike was very happy with his gift from Cari. And that makes me happy!