Custom Painting: Canala’s Personalized Dog Portrait

By |2019-09-12T02:47:59-04:00December 16th, 2013|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , , , |

You’ve captured the face that I know and love! It’s lovely. – C.B. of Maryland Canela’s Portrait is an original painting commissioned by a client in Maryland whose darling companion recently passed away. He had rescued her from the streets of Mexico and wanted to remember her in this wonderful way after so many lovely years together. It was a joy to paint this gorgeous dog. Those eyes… When she was hanging in my studio, drying, [...]

Custom Painting: Jax Personalized Dog Portrait

By |2019-10-18T19:22:28-04:00December 12th, 2013|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , , |

Jax and Mosby look quite adorable with their side by side brother portraits.  Erica does great work – she really captures the dogs’ expressions.  And we like her personally.  She’s great. – S.K. of Virginia Jax’s Portrait  is an custom original painting acrylic painting commissioned by a client from Virginia who wanted to capture her daughter’s dog on canvas. This was the client’s second custom order as I had the honor of painting Mosby the previous year, also [...]

Photos from Cocktails & Canvases, Oct. 5

By |2013-10-08T13:52:37-04:00October 9th, 2013|Categories: Events & Sales|Tags: , , , , |

View the video above for a glimpse into what one of my Cocktails & Canvases painting events are like. Click here if the video isn't working above. Saturday's Cocktails & Canvases was so fun to host. We had a full group which started as a normal event but until mid-day Friday I decided to make the event FREE to everyone. Why?  Well, the government shutdown is affecting everyone, but especially in and around the DC area where so many [...]

Photos from Cocktails & Canvases Sept 14

By |2013-09-16T16:28:40-04:00September 17th, 2013|Categories: Events & Sales|Tags: , , |

I'm back! Back in the country after a few days in Spain. I'll tell you all about it at a later point (nudging the hubby for some good photos), but first some photos from the Cocktails & Canvases I hosted this past Saturday, a tad jet lagged. It was a small group of 3 peeps (out of the 10 seats available) and it was perfect because it was the second day back from vacation for me). Cherie, Suzanne [...]

Original Painting: Tara’s Bridal Bouquet

By |2013-09-27T16:10:26-04:00August 14th, 2013|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , , |

Tara's Bridal Bouquet - original painting, 18x18 inches   The painting is AMAZING! I can’t thank you enough! I know how much love and talent went into this project and I am so excited to have such a special gift for my daughter-in-law! She is going to cherish this, I know! Tara's Bridal Bouquet was commissioned by a client who gave this as a gift to her future daughter-in-law at her bridal shower. Since the wedding hadn't happened yet, [...]

What’s Going on in the Studio

By |2013-08-06T14:58:32-04:00August 6th, 2013|Categories: Behind the Scenes|Tags: , , , , |

I'm currently wrapping up this bridal bouquet - a little different take on the wedding flowers as the clients really enjoyed the perspective of this painting. Cheers to my Aunt Maud, whose rose wine I was enjoying in this photo. She bought it during our trip to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and gave it for my birthday.  

Photos from Stacey’s Private Cocktails & Canvases

By |2013-06-25T13:04:18-04:00June 26th, 2013|Categories: Events & Sales|Tags: , , , , |

Before heading out on my vacation with Mom, I hosted (with major assistance from the wonderful studio helper, Katie-Beth) another fun private painting party with a bunch of great gals. We had a wonderful time!  Stacey had recently celebrated her birthday and thought this was a great way to get all her friends together to have a good time. She/they have done several "painting party" classes offered via groupon and livingsocial around DC so it was a big [...]