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Saturday, January 7, 2012
Meet George, a 13 year old good-looking Rat Terrier. This is a miniature oil, just 6" x 6" and is to be a birthday gift for the client's husband. I know he will be surprised!George is going to his new home tonight.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
This is sweet little Copper Penny, a French Bulldog that my clients adopted. She is one of the sweetest, most charming little animals I've ever met! No wonder she ended up being a gift for her owner's birthday.
The unusual setting is based on the decor of the room she will reside in - the man cave! Barstools with zebra print, Axel Rose posters on the wall and an oversized Lava Lamp. So, I incorporated all of the elements into the portrait, even down to the silvery-gray rug. Penny sports a bright pink bone tag with rhinestones, and the client wanted pearls on her collar, so there you have it. I added the nail polish 'cuse pretty girls deserve to look *pretty* and we think she does! This was such a fun portrait to do and I am told her husband loves it!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Here's Ben E. Fit! Ben is a great 11 years old and his striking form is highlighted with well-earned gray hairs. He was named because the owners got him at an ALS benefit, so a properly fitting name, I think. I love that story, don't you? He's a well-loved dog, I could just tell.
Meet Seeley, a handsome miniature Australian Shepherd with the most gorgeous brown eyes that just melt a person's heart! His housemate is Pip, a pert little black and tan long-haired Chihuahua. You can just see the 'imp' in her eyes! We've dubbed her 'Five Pounds of Trouble'. It was such a pleasure to paint these two lovely dogs for the gift-giver. (shhh, it's a secret til Christmas). They were picked up today and will go to their new home on December 25th~!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I had the pleasure of delivering this portrait today of a truly beautiful lady and her recently departed and very beloved dog of 12 years, Stonewall. She's a charming woman with a wonderful eclectic side to her nature. I really enjoyed painting this, and had fun with the very real 'purple streaks' meandering through her dark brown hair. That dog has the most beguiling little smile and she showed me some photos of him smiling - what a riot! I hoped to capture the endearing closeness between her and her canine companion. I placed her hand over his heart because I know that's how she felt about her 'best friend'. She adored her Bichon Frise and misses him so much, so I hope this portrait brings some wonderful memories to her and lots of pleasure. Thanks, Erin!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
This lovely girl is a beautiful Airedale with a bit of a playful, tomboy streak. Her name is Otter and I suspect she can be found pretty close to any nearby body of water most of the time!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I will be doing a Daniel Smith demo and workshop in November. Dates are for November 12th from 1-3 PM, and the workshop is for Thursday, the 17th from 11- 4 in the Seattle store. If you're local, I do hope you can join us! It's going to be great fun! See ya there. :)
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Just a couple of additions to the blog here - my own little 'studio dawg', Izzy. Right at the moment he's asleep under the taboret - waiting for me to come back. He's a verrrry sweet little guy and Im so fortunate to have his companionship!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Custom paintings of your very own special canine pal begin at just $175. Contact me here for further information.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Meet Tiam, a female six year old Siamese with the most haunting blue eyes. Oil portraits of YOUR pet available beginning at just $175. Click here to email me for further details.
Monday, October 26, 2009
This is Unagi, a lovely little kitten who my friend had for quite a while. He suffered from a liver ailment and passed away recently. I wanted to gift her with a portrait of him in healthier days.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Here are two stunning Macaws. The Blue-Winged Macaw, and the Scarlet Macaw. Both gorgeous birds with outstanding plumage. I love painting birds, and the brilliant colors of their feathers.
A little pampered beauty is this one. She's a real cutie pie and deserves all the attention she gets.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Meet Mr. Evans, a standard 'Rough Collie', the type most folks here in America associate with the television series, "Lassie", which was actually a series of dogs, not just one as is often thought. Of course, there are many more types of Collies than just the 'Rough' variety. They have a gorgeous coat.
Papillons are known for their very large, butterfly-like ears with long, fine hair that gives them this feathery-eared look.
Some well-known owners of Papillons:
King Henry II
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
This beautiful Dalmation belongs to friends of mine. I love this dog and think he has the most stunning eyes. Hope I've captured their beauty!
Commission your own painting of your favorite canine companion by emailing me for details here.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Beautiful Penny, a most regal Basset Hound. She really is a gorgeous dog! Commission your own pet's portrait by contacting me here. If you have questions, just ask and I'll do my level best to answer them.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Isn't this the most precious little companion? She was so fun to paint, especially since I once had two Yorkies myself. This is 10" x 10" and is sold, but you may commission one for yourself at just $175. Email me here for details. I'll get right back to you.
Beautiful, Beautiful Bella. This dog has the most soulful eyes I've ever seen. She's a young dog and is owned by Dave Perez and Mickey Evans. She was a joy to paint! She can only grow more gorgeous with age. This painting is sold, but you may commission your own painting in this size (12" x 12") for just $225. Email me here for details and we'll get started right away!
Meet Enzo! He's a most handsome Bulldog and is owned by Alex and Jeannie Strazzanti, proprietors of the Oasis Art Gallery in Wallingford, just out of Seattle, Washington. Enzo is a pampered pooch, and I really enjoyed showing him in all his regal glory. This painitng is sold, but you may commission one of your own by contacting me through this link. I will get back to you right away with answers to any questions you may have regarding your commissioned pet portrait.