my cupboards are bare

Export to PDF | Export to DOCWhy aren’t there any wet paintings in my drying rack today? I had a client come this morning to pick up the three commissioned pieces I painted for him in August. It looks so empty without those three paintings, but Ron was really excited about them, so I know […]

They’re happy. So I’m happy. (“archer place” part 7)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCThis E-MAIL came in May. “Oh my gosh, Marie!  It is stunning!  Absolutely beautiful.  I CANNOT believe the level of detail that you have in your painting and the colors are so vibrant.  We freaking love it!!! Judi was extremely surprised and loves it.  We immediately hung it in our dining room.  We still […]

“Mt. Tam” is FINALLY done! (part 6)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCHere’s a commission I started last winter and just finally finished up this summer. It’s heading to Kansas City, Missouri, so I want to make sure it’s completely dry before sending it half way across the county. It’s been drying since the beginning of August, so I think it […]

re-visiting “Mt. Tam” five months later (part 5)

Export to PDF | Export to DOC I can’t believe it’s been five months since I last worked on this painting. It needed a lot of time to dry because it was so thickly covered with wet oil paints… but then I guess time just got away from me as it was just at the […]

Painting “Mt. Tam” (Part 3)

I’ve been working on a landscape that is inspired by a photo I took of Mt. Tamapolis, just north of San Francisco. Here are some photos of my progress today.

DONE! (Painting a Christmas Present part 6)

I’m done with my Commissioned painting of a home in Denver. It’s called “Archer Place.”

Starting a new commission (Painting “Mt. Tam” part 1)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCToday I’m starting a commission. My client, Brett, loves the painting I did for our son Nathan’s nursery before he was born in 2003. Since I’m seven years farther along as a painter, I’m quite sure that this current painting will be much more striking than Nathan’s painting, since […]

Painting a Christmas Present (part 5)

The fifth post in a series that shows a commissioned painting from start to finish. I’m basically done with the painting. Just need to put some finishing touches on once it’s dry.