Harrell Farm

This painting was commissioned to be given as a Christmas present.  It is a 20″ x 30″ oil painting showing the family’s farm, and their 6 horses, along with one of their favorite roosters.

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Love and Logging

This 2′ x 4′ oil painting was commissioned by Daniel’s cousin to give to her boyfriend as a Christmas present.  It was very fun to do because she wanted sort of a past, present, and future feel, showing the evolution of logging through time.  The far left is painted to look like a black and white photograph, then I tried to slowly fade into a muted color palette in the middle image, and then fade to full color in the most important section of the canvas, their favorite picture from his company’s work site.

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Maddie with Balloons

This 20″ x 20″ oil painting was commissioned by one of my best friends to give to her brother-in-law and sister-in-law.  I painted it using a photograph of her adorable niece!

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Kash the Dog

Kash was created with colored pencils for my sister-in-law and brother-in-law.  This was a Christmas present created to hang next to the colored pencil drawing I did of their other cavalier king charles spaniel, Baylee.

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Andy the Dog

This colored pencil project was created to be given as a Christmas present to Andy’s owner.

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First Trip to the Beach

This was a commissioned oil painting created as a gift for Mother’s Day. I was given a photograph of their three children as they looked at the beach for the first time.

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Taylor’s Truck

This oil painting was created as a thank you to a wonderful Senior helper. He worked really hard to help us out in the art room, so he deserved something special.

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The Grand Canyon

This was a commission work created for one of my high school friends to give to her husband on their anniversary using some of their favorite photos from their trip.

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Teapot and Fruit

This oil painting was created for one of my best friend’s mothers to hang in her newly redecorated kitchen.

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Holy Cow!

“Holy Cow!” was named quite easily as it is the first thing everyone who sees it exclaimes! :)  This is a 6 feet wide by 9 feet tall palette knife painting created to hang over a large rounded staircase.  I love doing commission work, and this one holds the new record for the largest oil painting I have ever done!

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Priscila and Christian

This painting was commissioned from a photograph of the night when this couple first met years ago. It was a surprise for his birthday.

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The Way We Were (2020 Vision)

We were broken down, cast aside, and worthless. God sees our potential, and He knows how to make us into His masterpieces.

The Way We Were

(The “2020 Vision” series of paintings was inspired by  North Boulevard’s 2020 Vision.)

Without Limits (2020 Vision)

The pots in “Without Limits” are to represent the limitations we place on ourselves.  When we allow God to let us grow and decide who we are/what we can do, those limitations can be cast aside and we can truly thrive.

Without Limits

(The “2020 Vision” series of paintings was inspired by  North Boulevard’s 2020 Vision.)

Light of the World (2020 Vision)

You are the light of the World. See Matthew 5:15-16.

Light of the World

(The “2020 Vision” series of paintings was inspired by  North Boulevard’s 2020 Vision.)

Catalyst (2020 Vision)

This painting has a lot of symbolism, so hopefully it speaks truth to some people. For this one I’m going to let Wikipedia do some of the work for me. Look for parallels between the scientific catalyst and the Christian walk:

“(A) catalyst is not consumed by the reaction itself. A catalyst may participate in multiple chemical transformations. Catalysts that speed the reaction are called positive catalysts. Substances that slow a catalyst’s effect in a chemical reaction are called inhibitors. Substances that increase the activity of catalysts are called promoters, and substances that deactivate catalysts are called catalytic poisons.”

Catalyst

(The “2020 Vision” series of paintings was inspired by  North Boulevard’s 2020 Vision.)