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NEW! My family visited the Savannah Historic District on a bright, sunny, (but scalding hot!) Labor Day. We learned a little bit about Savannah's history, climbed the tallest lighthouse in the state, and then we ate at a seafood shack afterward. It was a fun time!

Make sure to fit Savannah into your plans this holiday season. You won't regret it!
MONTREAL SKYLINE

I've never visited Montreal, but that's exactly what a career services consultant at my school requested. So, here we have the skyline of one of Canada's biggest cities.

So far, this is still the most difficult, time-consuming painting I've ever done. I'm not gonna lie. But, when he got emotional looking at this picture, I decided it was well worth it.
THE RIPPLE EFFECT


This one's supposed to be a little more abstract. Ever thought that tossing a rock in a pond creates a "flower" in the water? Personally, that's what I think.
THE OAKS AT WILMINGTON ISLAND

About three years ago, my brother used to live in the Oaks at Wilmington Island, an apartment complex in Savannah, GA. It had a nice lake further down from the entrance.

This picture is based on one October visit we made to this place. I believe it was around 7 or 8 AM.
PLAY!


Back in 2nd grade, I used to play the piano. I got pretty decent at it; I even won a gold medal at a Monticello recital!

Then, my piano teacher moved away. Then, I got older, got rusty. I can still play it somewhat, but I sometimes imagine how much better I'd be if I kept practicing.

That piano's just begging to be played...
A FIELD OF FLOWERS

Not too long ago, a client requested an Easter-related picture of her six-year-old daughter.

Her daughter REALLY wanted me to draw her holding a bunny rabbit because she loves bunnies, I guess. Oh, and I had to include a flower field, of course! So, this picture was the end result. This same client requested a few more flower pictures. Click on to see them!
STARGAZERS IN SUNLIGHT

Last year, a college professor requested a picture of a stargazer lily. What the heck is that? Then, I Googled some images of them, and I quickly understood why. They're gorgeous!

I made sure to do two pictures of stargazers to give her some extra choice. Click to see the other picture!
RING AROUND THE LILIES 

This is picture #2 of the stargazer lily commissions.

I wanted to suggest that these lilies were dancing around in a ring, so I made sure to use bright colors for this one.
A GLASS OF WINE

Want a glass of wine? A few years ago, I was practicing still-lifes, and I came up with this picture here.

For the record, those fruits are fake. They're ceramic.
COMFORT FOOD

This painting is slightly based on an Instagram photograph. I made this picture during Memorial Day, so why the lack of American symbolism here?

The answer is that we like eating sweets and fats on this holiday. I'm guilty of it myself. So, I made this picture to hopefully discourage such a bad habit. (Not yet available as a poster. Coming soon!)
RED, WHITE, AND BLUE RIDGES

There's plenty of American symbolism going on in this picture, from the bald eagle to the flag. But, what about those bluish mountains in the back? Can you name them?
FACE THE RAPTOR

Fun fact: Did you know that tribes in Ghana have their own special animal as a symbol?

That's what I discovered when a Ghanaian surgeon requested a picture of a bald eagle. As per usual, I chose to do two pictures to give him more choices.

Click on to see picture #2!
ALASKAN SUNSET

Picture #2 of the requested bald eagle paintings. For this one, I wanted to show a small group of bald eagles in Alaska during a bright red sunset.
GENTLE GIANTS OF AFRICA

If you've been paying attention to African elephants lately, then you probably know how intelligent and, unfortunately, endangered these animals are.

I wanted to portray a positive outlook on this species' future, hence the yellow sky and the elephants trudging forward. They may struggle, but they soldier on! (Not yet available as a poster. Coming soon!)
A BIG TUSKER

As you can see, I've already done a picture much like this one. But, it's with a whole lot less yellow, a bigger elephant, and a lot more of a duskier, "rainbow" effect. (Not yet available as a poster. Coming soon!)
CATCHING AN EARLY FLIGHT

If you haven't already noticed, I love birds! And, I love it when they're sailing high in the morning.

So, I chose to paint a picture of a group of birds flying just as the sun's rising, maybe around 6 AM or so.
PANTHERA TIGRIS

Here we have the Bengal tiger (Panthera Tigris if I'm not mistaken), one of the most imposing animals on Earth. The Bengal tiger is probably my favorite of the big cats, so I had to paint a picture of this species. 

White tigers may or may not exist, but that doesn't mean they can't exist in art.