I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but if you live in the middle of the country, north to south, you’re probably freezing like I am. Here in East Nashville we have an inch or so of ice and an inch or so of snow, which makes for some treacherous walking…

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I have another new portrait for you this morning. But first, I have had some responses to my price list that have convinced me I have not properly shared my process with you. I adopted a technique years ago that involve numerous thin layers. It’s not a new technique; in fact, Da Vinci came up…

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Good morning from a bright, sunny East Nashville. This is already a strange weather year. Last night we had strong thunderstorms and tornado watches nearby, and we may have snow tomorrow. Ah, the joys of weather in Middle Tennessee. In the meantime, I’m here in my studio working on commission pet portraits. Here’s one I…

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Here in my East Nashville studio, I am an equal opportunity pet portraitist. Research shows that dogs are the most popular pet in the US, but cats are a fairly close second. While I miss my dogs so much, I do have a feline studio assistant who reminds me periodically to take a break and…

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“Kindness is like snow-it beautifies everything it covers.” Kahlil Gibran. Woke this morning to a nice dusting of snow on the ground and roofs. It’s gone now, by mid-morning. It did make for a little of the beauty of winter before it disappeared. Many don’t like winter; I, for one, as I have aged, understand…

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I hope everyone had a great holiday. I know the times do not always make for joy, but I hope you found a little peace. I had been so busy up to Christmas getting pieces finished that I was really ready for a break. That’s now over, so back to work. Here’s a piece I…

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It may seem strange to have a “Thanksgiving” this year. We are beset with a global pandemic. Our way of life has been turned upside down and backwards. So many things feel “abnormal.” At the same time, we are continuing, we are still here and moving forward. One of two things will happen: we will…

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