Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. It’s a delightful weather day, with a hint of fall in the air. Such a pleasant change from the brutal heat of a few weeks ago.
I thought last week that I might have a new piece finished, but alas, I’ve spent the week getting first layers – and a couple of second layers – on the ten pieces I’m working on. As a result, today’s portrait is an oldie but a goodie.
Looking back on the photos of all the pet portraits I have done amazes me every time. Literally hundreds by now over the last 15 years. I have to say, I didn’t see this coming. When I was starting out in art, I tried and did paint everything, and had a fair bit of success selling landscapes, still lives and abstracts. Then the pet portraits started and took off, and here I am.
I’m not complaining, mind you. It’s been very rewarding to find a niche where I can do good work and help people by creating a way to have their pets forever. And I’m grateful for the success I’ve had with the pet portraits, and look forward to continuing with them for the rest of the time I have.
Thanks for looking; hope you enjoy, and have a great week.