One Thing Leads To Another

Sweet Brandi
Title: Sweet Brandi
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 12″ x 16″
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The last few months have been rather exciting and a bit crazy at Lazy K Studio. I’ve had quite a lot of commission work, and I’m really enjoying it.

Prior to Christmas, a good friend asked me to paint a portrait of their family dog, Brandi, who sadly had recently passed. I did the work, which was a real joy as it was to be a surprise for the husband. The painting came out nicely, and when I posted it to Facebook, the response was amazing.

Since then, three other people have asked me to paint portraits of their dogs, and another asked for a portrait of a cat. So, it’s been rather busy, and thoroughly enjoyable. I have the opportunity to paint completely different subjects–call them portraits–and now I’m wondering: Where do I go from here?

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It’s Always the Fine Print That Gets You

Dickel 142
Title: Dickel #142
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 12″ x 16″
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George Dickel nine-year whiskey is an excellent liquor, and the hand-written label makes it even more special.

This was a commission piece for some friends to give their son for his birthday. The 12-inch by 16-inch size of the commissioned work required that the lettering of the label be extremely tiny, making it particularly difficult to paint. It was a challenge to get just right, but worth the effort.