Author: Leo Art Creations
Painting intuitively is immensely satisfying when you finish the work and step back. The beauty of art is that it reveals something different to each viewer. This one had a few surprises for me.
Man in the Mirror
When my sales team gave me a 20” x 20” canvas, a set of oil paints, and brushes as a gift, I was moved and humbled. I remember holding back the tears at their thoughtfulness and expressions of love. The painting that emerged surprised me.
It was a cool and lightly breezy mid day on December 29, 2022 as I strolled the town embracing the restaurants and small businesses which hugged the lagoon. I took my hubby [R. Michael Brown], aka Papa Bear, for a pre-New Year’s stay at one of our boutique hotels, Celebration Hotel, Autograph Collection in Celebration,…
City in the Mist
Exploring continues. Took an online class from Angela Anderson Fine Art on her YouTube channel, and am thrilled with the outcome of my acrylic painting. Love the diversity in the trees and shrubs and first time learning how to create the look of fog or mist in the distance.
Currents – An Abstract Commission
This abstract acrylic painting is my first large commissioned piece. It’s influenced by a famous Puerto Rican artist, Andres Bueso.
Dukie – The King of the Finca La Nuestra, AKA Farmhouse
Dukie is the king of the Finca La Nuestra, aka ‘Our Farmhouse’, in Satsuma, FL. He is a Rhodesian Ridgeback and Yellow Lab mix. When my brother, Albert, and my uncle Fernando and their spouses, Dania and María Eugenia, bought a 10-acre farmhouse earlier this year, they didn’t anticipate that the previous owner’s dog would…
Lady Patches Pet Portrait
Lady Patches Grimes is a miniature Schnauzer living her best life in Jacksonville, FL. It took her mom, Patti, many months trying to get her still enough to capture a photo to send me as a good reference. I think there must have been a tasty treat in front of the camera evidenced by her…
This cutie was my good friend Jamie Jordan’s four-legged baby for many years and it was an honor to paint her. I painted this puppy in acrylic and creating white fur with paint always has its challenges because you need to see past the white and bring out the underlying colors. What I love most…
This scenic escape is an acrylic painting I did a few weeks ago for a colleague who loves mountains and nature. I truly enjoy working with different tools to get the effects and detail I’m looking for throughout the piece. To see the full size painting, click to my Landscape Painting Page.
Growing up in Florida, going to the beach was often our best entertainment. The time was full of adventure and usually packed with locals enjoying fun in the sun. As a teenager in the summer, my parents would pack up the station wagon with food for an entire day. I would spend most of the…