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Dog Portrait

SWEET KATIE – 36×50 Oil on Canvas.

This was a commissioned piece for one of my very best friends who turned 50 in April.  Happy Birthday Sue!   I really enjoyed painting Katie’s beautiful hazel eyes – such a sweet face.

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Spring Marsh Oil Painting

SPRINGTIME MARSH – 6X6 Oil on Board.

This oil study is one of my favorite spots to paint –located at Gordons Pond, Rehoboth Beach DE.

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Jacks

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JACKS – 12 x 12 Oil on Canvas.

Recently, I was commissioned to create a large painting of metallic JACKS. Similar to a daily painting of JACKS I did last year. This photo is not of the finished painting – it’s still a work in progress. Stay tuned for the final unveiling next week.

Zandrael – Book Cover

  • Zandrael Book Cover Take 9 Zandrael face and hair take 2 Zandraels eyes 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are Illustrations I designed for a book called Zandrael — a modern fantasy written for Teenagers. A friend of mine just recently finished her first Novel and is in need of funds to get her book published.   Please support Tina Simmons with her book launch of “ZANDRAEL”  on Kickstarter.

Springtime Sunrise

SPRINGTIME SUNRISE – 5X7 Oil on Board.

This Wetland is near Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge in Delaware.  I really love the color of the clouds in this study.  Light Alizarin Reds with soft notes of Cadmium Yellows….

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Cherries in a Goblet

Cherries in a Goblet

CHERRIES IN A GOBLET – 6X6 Oil on Canvas.

I wanted to challenge myself and paint something a little more complex – like a goblet full of cherries!   Thanks for looking.

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Candy Heart Message

CANDY HEART MESSAGE – 5X7 Oil on Board. 

Several weeks ago I had a friend ask me to create another small painting of a plate of Candy Hearts – similar to a daily painting  I did last year.  So, here it is.   Thanks for looking.

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Marsh Sunset

Marsh at Sunset

MARSH at SUNSET – 6×6 Oil on Board.

This painting is a study for a larger scale painting that I will be working on next week.  The Marsh is from a series of photos I took of the Sunset last Summer at Gordon’s Pond in Rehoboth Delaware. Please visit 5 Element Studios for similar work available for purchase. Thanks for looking.

FIVE DOG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIVE DOG – 16×20 -Pen & Ink – Sepia

This was one of my most recent commissions of a family of Five rescue dogs.

ALICE – The first one rescued was Alice, the Italian Greyhound in the front on one paw.  While she is the smallest, she is the alpha dog of the group.

BELLA & MARIO – Soon after, my client rescued two Italian Greyhounds, Bella & Mario who are brother and sister.  They are inseparable. Accordingly, they are the two dogs to the right of the drawing sitting next to each other.  Bella is very shy and Mario is the perfect gentleman.

JANE – As though three dogs were not enough – then came Jane!  Jane was previously abused and so much needed a loving home.  She was found in Tara’s House, a rescue place for dogs.  While the intent was to foster Jane, it was clear that she found her home with the sweet and loving Italian Greyhounds and family with four children.  So her foster status soon changed to adopted. Jane is a mixed breed and the skittish one in the far left of the drawing.

PARKER – Then there was Parker, the largest of the dogs!  Parker was also found at Tara’s House.  My client worked with Tara’s House to help dogs find homes.  On weekends, she and her four children would parade the dogs in front of Pet Smart hoping someone would fall in love and adopt them.  And each weekend many dogs were adopted, except one — Parker. His hair was not neat and he walked with his head down — but he was a sweet, gentle soul!  He was also a bit sick – nothing critical, but he really needed a lot of tender loving care.  So my client decided to give Parker a spa day and then paraded him in front of Pet Smart all weekend in hopes that someone would want to Adopt him.  After another weekend of no takers she decided to foster him.  Fortunately, like Jane, Parker soon found himself in a loving family that now consists of 5 dogs and 4 kids.  His head is now upright and he smiles all of the time!

Game Pieces #2 Wood Dice – 1 4 3

 

 

WOOD DICE – 1 4 3  (I Love You)

6×6

Oil on Masonite

I ended up getting bit nostalgic as I painted these dice  thinking about playing this game when I was younger.  It was always with some kind of bet before anyone rolled the dice.   Whether it was something I  had to do or gamble with money – it always ended being good times spent with family and friends.  These dice are old wooden pieces that were painted or stained at one time.  Thanks for looking!

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