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Saturday, October 9, 2010

"Storm On the Lake" The story behind the painting


                                                           "Storm on the Lake" SOLD
30X36 original oil painted by me in 2002. When any one walks into my home, they compliment this painting!

This was originally a photograph taken by a friend. The original photograph did not have the tornado in it; however, I felt it necessary to include it. At that time in my life, I was having many dreams with tornadoes; I guess I should have listened to my dreams. This painting has been all over the US. It has moved with me in my journey through life. It has been on display in galleries and in an art show in Charleston, SC during Spoleto. This painting has always brought peace to my heart. Every time I look at it, I am reminded of my mistakes and my accomplishments. It tells me to listen to my heart and trust my gut. I am sure it will speak to you as well. I would love to read your comments, let me know what it says to you.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Price change for oil portraits

painting - photo

I have decided to reduce my prices for portraits painted in oil. The price starts with a base of $200 that includes one person and a background. If you have more than one person, add $100 for each additional person in the picture. I feel like that is a little more reasonable than my original price of $200 per person. I do not want to scare away customers.
The reason that I charge per person is, with each person there is a new challenge. More paint waste, and more hours involved. When you buy a portrait from me, you get a completely personal experience. I send you update photos after each stage for your approval. If you ever feel that something does not look quite right, feel free to let me know. I love compliments, but letting me know when you are not completely satisfied allows me to give you exactly what YOU want.