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My Mentor, My Friend, My Art

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in Gallery Shows, Portrait Inspiration, The Artist | 0 comments

The woman in the middle of this image is Leah Lopez, one of my very favorite living artists and dear friend.

My Mentor, My Friend, My Art

Moulin Leah

Leah is also my mentor. I’ve been studying with Leah for several years, both at the New York Academy of Art and at her own New York City studio. She is a very gifted teacher, and always inspiring; hence, the subject of this blog post – My Mentor, My Friend, My Art.

I created this little painting after a magical painting adventure in Provence, France. Along on this wonderful trip were several others, including my husband, Stan, and our granddaughter, Amanda.

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This Weekend I visited Norwich

This Weekend I visited Norwich

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in Pet Portraits, The Artist | 0 comments

To be precise, my husband and I visited an adorable Norwich Terrier named Toby, as well as our dear friends, Carey and John, Toby’s owners.

The portrait I painted of Toby, a Norwich Terrier, as a surprise for Carey last year is displayed in their home. It was commissioned by Carey’s husband, John, as a Christmas gift – and Carey indeed wondered why John was suddenly so busy photographing Toby. We were the fortunate and happy weekend guests of this crowd…great fun!

Toby and Carey...and Toby!

Toby and Carey…and Toby!

I met Carey in 7th grade. She and John are wonderful people and dear friends. Toby is a very endearing two year old who likes to lick people’s legs.

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One Day The Painter – And One Day The Canvas!

One Day The Painter – And One Day The Canvas!

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in Portrait Inspiration, The Artist | 0 comments

Today I had a make up lesson at the Bobbi Brown counter at Bloomingdale’s.

Jane and Her MakeupArtist

Jane and Her “Artist” Knox

My friend is an executive at Bobbi Brown, my very favorite cosmetics company, and she set up the appointment for me. An adorable makeup artist named Knox taught me patiently and with humor, as he applied about 20 products, with results that delighted me.  He was also fun to chat with, and as it turned out, his brother went to the prep school where my son teaches in New England! It’s a small world after all.

I’ll try to keep Knox’s delicacy and assurance in mind from now on as I paint.

Please visit my web site, Pets By hArt, for examples of my work.

Thank you for your continued support,

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