People, Who Paint People, Are the Luckiest People

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. It’s a wonderful weather morning here. I hope it is where ever you might be. Today’s post is a little unusual: I got to paint the portrait of a person. I don’t get requests to do these very often, and always enjoy the opportunity to branch out…

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Here Comes the Rain Again

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. It’s another rainy day. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty done with all the rain. Of course, my emotional state over the weather is going to do absolutely nothing to change the weather. It’s good to be reminded occasionally just how little control we have…

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A Fine Morning

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day holiday yesterday, while remembering the reason for the holiday. We should always be grateful for the men and women who gave all for our country. Here’s Tippi, another pet portrait recently completed. She has a sweet face. Of course,…

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A Great Morning in the Neighborhood

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. I just got back from my bike ride in Shelby Bottoms. What a great morning. And a loud morning. The cicadas are really singing today. Here’s a portrait I finished a couple or weeks ago. This is Baby, and she’s as sweet as can be. That face…

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You Say Cicada, I Say Cicada

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. Hope everyone is well. For a change of pace and a laugh or two, here’s Carl the Cicada. I actually did this one when Brood XIX emerged last time, but they haven’t changed in appearance since then. When I did this I had my studio/gallery at the…

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Another Stormy Day

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. Looks like we’re in for more rough weather today. That’s a pretty big deal to us in the East, given that we’ve been hit twice in the last couple of decades. The March 2020 tornado was devastating to many. We were very fortunate that it missed us…

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Nice Day

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. I hope everyone is well today and living their best life. I’m back to work and getting things done, which is great. Here’s another piece I did for Christmas. This is Franklin, a standard poodle. My client had just lost him, and this portrait was a memorial…

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All You Need Is Love

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. It’s a gorgeous spring morning here. It’s always so nice when everything starts to bloom and the air is warm and soft. I hope everyone is having the same experience. I’m back to work and in progress on three new portraits. I’ve also gotten a piece done…

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“I’m Ready for My Closeup, Mr. DeMille.”

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. I’ve been working on a few things and still have a few portraits from the Christmas rush to post, but I thought I’d post the interview I did with Channel 5 for anyone who did not get to see it. Hope you enjoy. Thanks and stay safe.…

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Survived the Eclipse, Sort Of

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. I hope you were lucky enough to see the eclipse yesterday. Unfortunately, my little part of East Nashville was under heavy cloud cover and I could not see the sun at all. Of course, within an hour after the eclipse had passed, the sky cleared and the…

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