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Downy Woodpecker Painting

We see Downy Woodpeckers often at our bird feeders. They really like suet, and we keep our hanging feeder stocked with a variety of it, especially in the winter. While at Kensington Park, MI recently, I was amazed and lucky enough to have one of these birds land on my hand and eat seeds from it. They are small birds, and are very sweet and beautiful to look at. I decided to add the Downy Woodpecker to my mini-paintings in acrylics. So fun to paint! Available at my Etsy Store.… Read more Downy Woodpecker Painting

Commissioned Mini-Paintings

In 2018, I was commissioned to paint ten mini-paintings/ornaments in acrylics on canvas for a young woman. She wanted to give a special Christmas gift to each of her family members. She wanted each person to have a different mini-painting, and they needed to have a common thread, so they looked like a collection.  I was honored to be given the opportunity to create this group of paintings for her, as seen below, and that she was thrilled with the results. We worked together to make sure she was satisfied… Read more Commissioned Mini-Paintings

Commissioned Painting – Brook Trout

I recently completed and delivered an original watercolor commissioned painting of a “Brook Trout” to a client. When my client saw it, he said he loved it! That was great to hear. It was a new experience for me to paint a fish; and since I paint wildlife and nature, this subject can now be added to my repertoire. I really enjoyed painting this beautifully bronze colored, spotted fish, and creating an underwater composition for it’s background.