Passions Collide!

“In Days of Old” – 8″ x 16″ – Oil on Panel

Anyone who knows me, may also know that I have an absolute passion for building with…well, as a part of our agreementment, I promised the company that I wouldn’t use their name in discussing the painting…so I’ll just say “a certain kind of ABS plastic.” I was introduced to the hobby as a child, and returned to it a few years ago when I found countless adult enthusiasts out in cyberspace. (If you’re curious, several of my creations can be found HERE.)

Meanwhile, a gallery recently asked me to try my hand at a subject other than wildlife in the photorealistic style of painting. After some considerable searching for subjects, I finally realized that I’ve always tried to paint what I was passionate about. And so – with a little trepidation about such an unusual subject for a painting – I turned to my hobby for inspiration. Personally, I’m thrilled with the outcome. Time will tell if there’s a market for such imagery, but regardless, it was an absolute joy to combine my love for painting with the joy I find in building with…darn…can’t say the name!

“The Orchid” (working title) – 24″ x 36″ – Acrylic on Panel

The month of November also saw the completion of a painting I’ve been working on for over a year. A wonderful client of mine asked for a very unique kind of painting featuring an Orchid. The painting also included other unusual elements including, of all things, another painting. The work turned out to be one of the most challenging pieces I’ve ever tackled. But it was also a true delight to work so closely with the client throughout the process and find our way together, and I’m very proud to add this piece to my portfolio.

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