November Has Arrived

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. It’s one of those days that remind me of the opening of Herman Melville’s masterpiece, Moby Dick, where Ismael says “It was a damp, drear November in my soul.” Not that my soul is all that damp and drear, but the weather outside sure is. I don’t…

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Another Loose Pup Portrait

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. I confess it’s a frustrating morning. The photo program I’ve been using for years has stopped responding. These programs have a pretty effective planned obsolescent So I’ve had to spend a good bit of time finding a replacement program. I’m trying one out, and we will see…

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Another Cool Cat

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. The early sunlight is streaming in my window, and it just feels like a nice day. i hope your day is nice as well. Here’s Squeaky, a cute black cat I got to paint. The painting is very loose because the reference photo was of low quality.…

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A Cat Kind of Morning

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. It’s a windy, potentially stormy day here in the East. Days like this make some of us (i.e., me) a little anxious considering our history of severe storms. Hopefully, that won’t happen today. Today is a feline kind of day. I get to do cats occasionally, although…

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A Chilly Day for a Cute Dog

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. False fall No. 4 has become false Winter No. 1. It’s really cold; the first time I’ve had the heat on this year. I hope all your plants survived the night. I’ve been slowly but surely working through the orders I’ve gotten for portraits. Three went out…

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Another One Finished

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. I hope everyone has been enjoying this nice fall-like weather. I’m finally getting a lot of my backlog finished. Here’s the second of the finished pieces. This is Penny, an adorable little girl. This was a gift for her human mom from the husband. Her husband and…

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A Beautiful White German Shepard

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. The weather has been so nice the last week or so we need to be quiet and hope in continues, though we could use some rain for the plants. I have started getting some portraits finished, one of which is to be a surprise present tomorrow. This…

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Don’t Forget the Kitties

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. Seems like fall has finally gotten here, maybe for good. Or this could just be one of the half dozen or so false falls we have. Time will tell. Also, our thoughts are with our friends in Florida in hopes that Hurricane Ian will not be as…

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Another Portrait From The Vault

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. I hope everyone is having a great start to a sunny Tuesday. I had hoped to have a new piece ready this week, but as always, things I think will be quick and easy turn into things that take a long time and are difficult. The reality…

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Another Trip Down Memory Lane

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…

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