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Framed 26 x 32
My husband and I traveled to Washington D. C. and Virginia. We stopped in Williamsburg and enjoyed the sights and sounds of the colonial era. I shot this photo and placed it in an album saying, “I’ll have to paint him someday.”
Well, “someday” turned into many days! This one has well over 100 painting hours invested in it. Even so, it truly was a labor of love.
I love “The Cobbler” for all its warmth and nostalgia. I suppose it holds some sentiment as well, because when my grandfather came to America from Italy, his trade was a cobbler.
The Prophet Jeremiah Lamenting Over the Destruction of Jerusalem
Framed 26 x 20
This painting is a reproduction of Rembrandt’s piece, circa 1630, “The Prophet Jeremiah Lamenting Over the Destruction of Jerusalem”. I worked on this for three months. I love painting after the old masters. I learn so much as I do. Enjoy!
Raymond of Ghana
Framed 38 x 32
Raymond is a very good friend of our family. This kind-hearted man has the most beautiful skin and graciously accepted to “sit” for a group of us, so we could paint him from life. What a trooper! Thanks Raymond! Nothing hones in your skills like painting from life. There is so much more to see than what the camera gives you; nuances that the photo just can’t catch.
Framed 22 x 26
This painting has been marinating in my mind for years. I dreamed of painting a little girl on a carousel.
Remembering what a magical moment it was for my daughters to ride the merry-go-round was my inspiration. Fast forward 10 years, and one of those daughters ended up being the photographer for the photo shoot for “Dream Rider”!
Framed 32 x 19
Yomi is a precious young lady who attends the same high school as my daughter, Rebekah.
This young lady is as beautiful on the inside, as she is on the out. Yomi graciously agreed to “model” for me so I could paint her portrait. As a portrait artist, I tend to “study” people and their unique features. The moment I saw Yomi, I said, “I ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO PAINT HER!”
Rose of Sharon
Framed 38 x 38
Acrylic on Canvas
I was inspired to paint this beautiful flower. My inspiration has been attributed to Jesus, my Lord. Although this scripture is referred to only once and to the bride of Solomon; through the ages Jesus has been referred to as The Rose of Sharon. Why? I suppose it is because Jesus Christ is the pinnacle of beauty and splendor. Of course, His earthly body could not boast of such attributes, (Isaiah 53:2) but His spiritual beauty and majesty remain unsurpassed by any created being in Heaven or on Earth, (2 Peter 1:16). Christ’s healing powers and pain-relieving actions, find a definite point of comparison with those of the rock-rose. Is it any wonder that the “Great Physician,” Who came to heal those who were physically ill, as well as those who were spiritually sick, should be given the name of a flower known for its sweet aroma and soothing medicinal qualities?
Framed 14 x 20
Checkers is a Eurasian Eagle Owl who lives in the United Kingdom at a place called Turbary Woods. It is home to many birds of prey that have been injured or abandoned. They rehabilitate and in some cases, release these marvelous creatures back to the wild. Special thanks go out to Zoo Director, Andy Bilsborough for granting me permission to paint Checkers’ portrait!
Your Heavenly Father Feeds Them
Framed 13 x 19
This gorgeous Green-Headed Tanager found in Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, must have been a blast for God to create! Just look at the vibrant colors on this little fellow! The inspiration came from Matthew 6:26 NKJV
Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns–and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
This truth is both liberating and sobering. I find it liberating in the sense that I do not have to strive to “make things happen” because my Father in Heaven knows my needs before I even speak of them. I find it sobering, because sometimes I forget that truth.
Framed 19 x 19
When my nephew told my sister and me that there was a whole family of peacocks living in a near by neighborhood we grabbed our cameras and went wild, shooting hundreds of pictures, (just so I could get one good shot to paint from out of the whole bunch!). This proud fellow posed beautifully for about 15 minutes.
I so enjoyed painting him. I have a wonderful set of Sennelier Iridescent Pastels that I rarely get to use. But for hummingbirds and this guy, it’s all about the sparkly stuff! Yeah!
Humming Bird Don’t Fly Away
Framed 10 x 12
I could paint these little guys all day long! I love using my sparkly pastels; I love the colors in the birds and the many varieties that exist. Finding photos that I can legally paint from is another story and extremely difficult!
12 x 12 Pastel
Framed – Add 2-3 inches per side
Whenever I see a hawk or eagle soaring on the wind currents, I just have to stare – even when I’m driving! Yikes! But it’s true. How they glide so beautifully, searching the land for their next meal. Simply stunning!
FUN FACT: The Fru-Tail Hawk got its name because it’s a cross between a ferruginous hawk and a red tail hawk. The color of its eyes gives it away.