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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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Here are several paintings from January.

This beautiful girl passed away, and is a present for the owner. I hope she likes it.

merry11x14

 

This is a gift, too. I think I’ve painted only a handful of King Charles Spaniels.

spaniel12x12

 

This one I started out with gray/brown in mind, and then it went the other way. Completely, wildly, the other way.

pook18x24

 

And a sweet little guy. Those eyes just get you.

maverick10x10

 

 

 

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cattledog11x14This guy looks like a cattle dog mixed with something else. Not sure what. But didn’t he turn out looking great?

We’ve been having snow and ice since Christmas. It’s just going on and on. Everyone says it’s the worst winter in 20 years. I hope you all out there are having a better time of it.

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I need to show off these two paintings, just to give my pinterest board somewhere to pull from. Do you want to see everything I’ve painted this year? Please visit my 2016 board!

This lovely scene is from a customer’s photo. I painted it faithfully, will my own style added. I just love it.

bestdayever

 

This pretty girl has passed away, and deserved to be memorialized. She’s the best bichon I’ve painted yet!

bichon

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