I paint for a living. It's the best "job" in the world - and the most challenging. I love every second of it.
I paint mostly animals, especially dogs, cats, and farm animals, but I often paint other themes as well, such as landscapes, wild birds, flowers, etc.
I paint mostly on canvas with acrylics (sometimes oils). My style is bright and usually realistic.
A precious little pygmy goat I painted a few days ago. Believe it or not, I'm actually painting a "one-a-day" now -- well, I've done it for one week. We'll see if it holds long-term. By the way, don't let this little guy's sweet, innocent face fool you: I've had many goats over the years, and they are just as precious as they look -- but at the same time, are real terrors! One I had, I caught dancing on my pride-and-joy car at the time, a bright ruby red Porsche 944! (I came close to changing my vegetarian ways over that one! Only joking, of course -- well, kind of.)
Three geese. These were actually a pet goose my daughter had, and I just took multiple photos of her and combined them together into this composition. (Geese all look alike anyway, right?) Like the goat above, she was a terror, too -- but she was actually mean! In the left two images of her in the painting, she was threatening to bite me (probably thinking about it in the right one, too, now that I think about it), and she actually did attack me before I could finish taking more photos. And geese bite hard! I finally learned not to run from her but to face her head-on and grab her mean little beak when she bit at me and just hold it until she calmed down. Finally, she didn't like to chase me anymore and chose other victims instead.
This is a painting I did recently and forgot to post of a couple of cows. I don't really know what kind they are (a jersey and a holstein possibly?) I think cows are sweet looking, though, whatever kind they are, and always seem interested in me and curious about what I'm doing. I'm not afraid of cows. Probably because I don't know any better, now that I think of it, though.