Sunday, December 21, 2008

Karin Jurick's Portrait of Edward Burton

For the last assignment of the year on Karin Jurick's blog Different Strokes From Different Folks , Karin asked artists to send in photos of themselves which she then assigned to other participants. When I took a look at her blog last night I was blown away to find that it was Karin who painted my portrait! I am extremely delighted with the portrait and I am VERY honored that she did my portrait. Thank you, Karin, beautiful job!
The outfit that I'm wearing is a souvenir I got when my wife and I were in Tunis, Tunisia a few weeks ago.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Claude

8"x8" oil on canvas
A recent pet portrait commission.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Karin's Boots

6"x6" oil on linen
Another contribution to Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks blog.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I'm Back

Well, I'm just back from a very wonderful European and a little bit north African vacation with my wife, Kim (here we are on the Grand canal in Venice). We were very lucky with the weather and very fortunate that we started our trip in Venice because it flooded there later on - the worst flooding there in more than 20 years!
Now it is time to get back to painting and I'm sure I will be posting a few paintings inspired by the gorgeous cities we saw. My first task is to get back to posting paintings on Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks blog - have to have some new paintings on it when the January issue of Southwest Art Magazine comes out! We also saw many incredible ceiling murals in the old palaces of Venice which were very inspiring -- I really have my work cut out for me with my own ceiling mural - which is coming along slowly.