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April 30th, 2009

Don’t It Make My Brown Thumb Green?

clematis vine growth bud photo by Leanne WildermuthHave I told you recently how clematis and I have had a tough relationship for several years? I get one beautiful bloom last year, and bam – a squirrel climbs down my fence, plucks it right off, and eats it.…


April 28th, 2009

My Sensational New Addition

sensation lilacI know she doesn’t look like much now, but she’s going to be just lovely when she grows up!

We once had an unknown monstrosity growing in our yard. It had to have at least three different varieties of bushes …


April 27th, 2009

Custom Portrait Winner & Call for Entries : Week #18 (4/27-5/1)


budgie parakeet custom bird portrait drawing by Leanne Wildermuth
Today begins Week #18 of my 2009 weekly graphite portrait giveaway! Each week, one winner will be selected to receive one 5×7 graphite (pencil) drawing from their photograph.

Last week’s winner was Stephanie’s adorable Budgie parakeet, Pippin. Pippin passed away …



April 24th, 2009

Orange Tabby Cat Portrait : Rock

Custom orange tabby cat portrait oil painting art by Leanne Wildermuth
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Custom Cat Portraits, Yearly : 2009

April 24th, 2009

Orange Tabby Cat Portrait : Rock Complete

orange tabby cat portrait oil painting by Leanne WildermuthRock’s portrait is complete (pending client approval). What a day, what a week! I’ve been painting my fingers off, whiskers and fur flying from my paintbrushes faster than they have in a long time. I did take a lot of …



April 23rd, 2009

Angel Cat Portrait : Cuddles

tuxedo cat angel wings custom oil portrait by Leanne WildermuthI am so excited to share Cuddles’ completed portrait, I think this one is my new personal favorite! The feathering and dimension in her portrait combined with that beautiful background gradient, definitely makes me proud to sign my name to …


April 22nd, 2009

Orange Tabby Cat Portrait : Rock WIP #3

I’ve completed the under painting on Rock’s portrait. I’m using two reference photos – the left is obviously the pose for the portrait, the right photo for coat and eye color accuracy.

I’ve used a palette of burnt umber, burnt …



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