Yesterday I went on a creativity rampage and added dozens of new adorable notebooks, mugs, tote bags and more functional art gifts to my art shop.
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I added even more cute artsy gifts today as well.
People love to watch me painting at live events (my painting is typically corporate event entertainment in Asheville) so I thought it would be fun to film my pet portrait painting process…as a speed painting.
This pet portrait is of Minnie, my parents’ mini pincher dog. Not shown is me priming the wood beforehand and sealing the finished painting after it dries…and of course the decades I’ve spent practicing my art 🙂
Contact me if you’d love your own custom painted pet paw-trait!
I also painted a miniature watercolor of an orchid, below. In the above photo you can see the sign I created for The Loverfaces. I don’t fancy myself a watercolor illustrator, more of a wildlife artist who LOVES to paint animals (when I’m not painting on people) but I have fun dabbling. I primarily work with acrylic paints and paint that is meant for skin.
This weekend we got to see our friends (the quarantine “rules” have been lifted somewhat here in Asheville)…and their adorable pets. Here I am reunited with Iago, my favorite cat friend.
As an artist for corporate events, I (up until quarantine) work at local Asheville corporate events and parties doing live painting, henna and face and painting.
When I paint custom pet portraits, I typically paint with a beloved dog on my lap. It’s been so hard not seeing the dogs I usually pet sit for!
Recently I was starting to feel REALLY bummed out and sad because I didn’t realize how much face painting and live painting in Asheville meant to me until I wasn’t allowed to do it anymore (for quarantine). But I never stopped creating.
But instead of not painting or creating altogether, I decided to take my painting online and go digital with pet portraits and other projects.
Here’s a few things I’ve created recently:
I made an album cover for me and Chad in Microsoft paint…we now have a Patreon page.
Me and Microsoft Paint pet portraits go way back…
Another Microsoft paint Masterpiece…this is one of the many horses who live around here…Contact me here if you’d love a custom pet portrait or animal painting.
I taught my pet chickens how to finger paint. Yeah, for real.
I painted a pet portrait of my chickens in oil pastels. I think they love it!
Tomorrow night Chad and I will be performing some original music (and some fun cover songs) on my Facebook live…it may be the last one for a while because we plan on doing some local house concerts in Asheville once this quarantine is over.
That’s it for now. Contact me to order a pet portrait in Asheville (or anywhere in the USA).