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These were painted as a commission, and have gone on to the recipient now so  can share without ruining the surprise.

If I talked about color choices, I’d have to say this one surprised me how it came together. Sometimes colors just work–sometimes they don’t. The mint green here I think worked wonderfully–it’s value range is the same as the light blue, so keeps things on the “cool” side.

Romeo12x12

And this was such a wonderful photo to work from, it was hard to go wrong. I love the ears-in-the-wind.

romeowater

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Is this year galloping along or what? April. Wow.

I sent this one out in my newsletter a couple weeks ago, then realized I needed to touch up the background a little. Here it is, ready to go.

greyt8x16

8″x16″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here.

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This is a lovely dog who was at the park a couple summers ago, I’ve painted him several times now. I asked the lady about his heritage, and he was way outside of my price range, I think his relatives become police dogs.

germanshep12x12d

12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here. SOLD thank you

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blackpoodle11x14

11″x14″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my etsy shop.

This pretty girl was a passerby at an art show I set up at last summer.

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It’s June already? June? Oh, my! I haven’t even started Christmas shopping and we’re almost halfway there. I can’t believe it. Time gets away, doesn’t it? Like my visit with this beautiful dog. It was two July’s ago! I meant to paint him ever since, but he kept slipping down in my to-do list. Down to the bottom. But he’s so pretty, I kept him on my radar and finally said, “Today’s the day.” Because he’s just too perfect to let slip away entirely.

gershep11x14

11″x14″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my etsy shop.

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Here’s several more paintings I’ve been asked to paint recently.

I love this guy’s little half smile.

cooper10x10

 

I find it difficult to juxtapose enough highlights to make a dark color seem full of life, but look, I did it!

ziggy10x10

 

It’s hard to go wrong with bunnies. Bunnies are just so sweet.

twobuns11x14

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This was a special request. The background in the reference photo was set up just right, so I included it. Sometimes I find too much background competes with the portrait, and try to  balance that out with a plain background so the pet can shine. This one worked out great, though.

rigby18x24

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