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Cherished Pets Hand-Painted on Glassware

I just finished painting a friend’s dogs on wine glasses.  It makes me feel really good to do that because I know that with every glass of wine they drink, they will hold the glass up, look at their furry loved one and smile.   Our beloved pets always leave us too soon, and we try to keep them in our hearts.  An image of him or her on a glass helps to keep their spirit alive with every toast of the day. Painting on glass really is a challenge in many ways. Come to think of it, I’ve done many of these over the past years, so I thought I’d gather a few photos to share with you.  In general I charge $50 for a custom painted glass.  The better the photograph you give me, the better my rendition can be made.  Tip:  When taking a picture, put yourself at eye level with the animal.  That’s a great place to be for a great connection with your special one.  I generally need about 10 days to complete a custom painted glass for you.  Cheers!

Willow, the Cat

Australian Shepherd

Pug on wine glass

A Unique Horse Face

Another Unique Horse

Black Beauty

Black Beauty

White Horse

White Horse

When you DON’T want people to notice your ART…

Lydia's Kitchen Outlet

I usually like to put my work out there so as many eyes can see it as possible.  It’s part of the exhibitionist in me.  (Who would guess!)  But seriously most artists like to have their work noticed.  A few years ago, my good friend, Lydia, asked me for help in disguising her plastic electric switch plates in her kitchen because they detracted from her new beautiful tile walls.

Lydia's Kitchen Light Switch Plate

Lydia’s Kitchen Light Switch Plate

Always up for something new and a challenge, I painted the plate covers so hopefully you can barely see them.  I was just at Lydia’s house the other day (brewing a Belgian Ale during Big Brew) when I asked if I could see how the switch plates were standing the test of time.  I took these pictures, and I must say, it was almost hard to find the outlets.  What do you think?   So some art hangs on your wall and no one even notices it.  But that is just fine in this case.