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Sunday, November 15, 2009


One of the most popular gifts of art for Christmas is the personal gift of a portrait. I was commissioned to paint Fish Tales, an informal action watercolor portrait of two brothers on their first fishing trip. Telling tales of "the one that got away" begins early in life. When your story is backed by your brother, you begin the believe it yourself and when the adults play along, well, that confirms it. It must be true!

Look through your family vacation photos and find that special one that would make a wonderful personal painting that not only decorates your home but replenishes your spirit every time you walk past. See more examples of my childrens portraits, then contact me and describe or email a photo for a price to paint your personal portrait.