I’m excited that my Zebra portrait recently joined the permanent collection of the Liaison Capitol Hill, a Joie de Vivre boutique hotel in Washington, DC. The zebra is one of the first animal portraits I painted, I did it for a special young boy, and it remains a favorite. Check it out! I’m always surprised to see how well my animals go with other works of various sizes, subjects, and media. They work well not only in bedrooms but also in dining and living rooms - I like to think of them as part of the family (or as a memorable guest, in the case of a hotel!)
My mornings usually start as a time of reflection, relaxation and happiness with my cats, my breakfast, and my partner. But the morning of November 9th was different. Nightmares plagued my sleep on the night of the 2016 presidential election. I awoke stunned and I felt sick. I felt personally assaulted by the results, and as though there was nothing I could do about it. The image from my nightmares, fueled by the headlines, stuck with me and I knew I had to paint.
I spent the afternoon live painting today in the barrel room at White Oak Winery in Healdsburg. Great chatting with the visitors and sharing my progress while painting roses and rosé! "Roses and Rosé," oil on canvas, 16x12 inches, April 2016.
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