This coming Sunday, September 9, the Baltimore Humane Society will be hosting its first annual Pet Memorial Ceremony in observance of National Pet Memorial Day. The ceremony is for anyone who has experienced the loss of a beloved pet, no matter when or where the loss occurred. It will take place at Nicodemus Memorial Park at BHS’s location in Reisterstown, MD.
The ceremony will include readings and music.
I will also be present as a portrait artist creating quick sketches based on pet photos brought to the event. Portrait sketches will be $15, with 50% going to the Baltimore Humane Society. 10% of any larger pet portrait commissions initiated at or as a result of the event will also be donated.
The ceremony is free to attend, but an RSVP is requested. Find out more on the Baltimore Humane Society’s website.
These two wedding portraits were painted as gifts to friends who got married this year. Congratulations!
I don’t draw from life enough anymore, so I’m making more of an effort. Here’s a graphite drawing I did of my husband last night:
And a recent commissioned watercolor portrait:
And a recent “quick portrait”:
I just completed these four elements illustrations for the next GDG show at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena, CA. The theme for the show is the elements, with a 60s flair. I tried to be inspired by the bright colors used in a lot of art and design from the 60s, and wound up setting the four elements in Hawaii.
Special thanks to four of my lovely dance troupe-mates for modeling for this project.
Prints are available!
One of my holiday presents from my husband Mike was tickets to a David Sedaris reading at the Meyerhoff here in Baltimore. The show was last week, and we arrived early enough to get on line for the signing.
I gave Mr. Sedaris a copy of this illustration I did of him about his recent book Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, which is a series of animal fables. He seemed very pleased with it, and told me he thought I made his hair look a lot better than the artist who had done the illustration for his recent New York Times book review feature. In exchange, he gave me a tiny notebook with kittens on it which he bought in Japan. He also insisted that I’m a Gemini, which I’m not. I’m also pretty sure he wrote “Your story has touched my heart” in everyone’s book, because that’s just his sense of humor.
The reading was great!
Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov…this was one of my $20 “quick portraits.” Portrait commissions don’t have to be of someone you know personally. I can sketch your favorite celebrity or historical figure.