I have been away for a long time and now I am where I can create again.
Setting up the studio yesterday was a step back toward being myself. I have
so many ideas for painting that it is hard to know where to start. I am inspired by many things. Nature is probably at the top of the list. I love doing abstracts but I want to explore some new territory. Portraits interest me a great deal. This painting is a visionary piece I did a few years ago. It is called Earth Spirit. More to come soon.
And so it is now a week since my Cassie passed away. She was almost 20 years young. Not bad. She was spunky and full of life up until the last couple of weeks. Her purr could be heard on the next block. She was one of those sweet, white and fluffy types. Her self-appointed positions included secretary extraordinare, wardrobe consultant and reliable alarm clock. She always performed these tasks well and with gusto.
So here is the picture I used to do her pet portrait:
And here is the portrait I did from it:
Cassie Pet Portrait
I still have her brother Thor. I hope he sticks around for a bit. Took this recently:
He’s a real sweetheart.
I am the fortunate one.
For more info about pet portraits that I do please visit my Pet Portraits page.
Out of the chaos, I cling to hope and a brighter future. Presently I project to invest my time and energy in producing new artwork and living my life from a clear center of defined purpose. This last year has been a bleeping rollercoaster. I used to like rollercoasters, but not the emotional/financial kind that I have been on since my mother died.
I am an artist. I enjoy doing portraits, pets or people. I like working with old photos. I plan on doing more nostalgic art. I enjoy working in different media. I am available for commissioned artwork. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a sincere interest in having a custom artwork done for you.
After a few tweeks, I decided it was finished. It’s from a photo taken around 1945, earlier than I thought but found notation that dates it better. She was 19 then. I just like the casual grace of her pose as she leans against the tree.