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.
This is a small sweet painting I finished last evening. I just have to take a little break from the customs from time to time; it keeps me fresher as I work on them, too, so it's a good thing in every way. This was a really fun painting to do, too, which helps. Short-haired dogs are fun to do because I can see the sculptural shape of their bodies - and in this case, the head. I've had a few pit bulls over the years, and for some reason, their heads always looked like bricks to me. I called all mine "brickheads." They're real sweeties. This one wasn't one of my pits but belongs to a customer of mine in Portland, OR.