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 red Minpin I finished in the last few days. Well, I'm finally getting somewhere. This looser (but controlled) style is starting to feel a bit more comfortable. And I'm getting back to something I lost somewhere along the way: bright, happy backgrounds, more graphic overall feel, if that makes any sense. Although I added a bit of -- dare I say it, the "W" word - whimsy to my work, I think I'm still being very faithful to the structure and personality of my subject. Let me know what you think of this new direction if you have the time. I'm anxious about what others will think. I'm showing the most recent ones for the first time this weekend. Scary.