Oh my gosh, it’s already July. We’re halfway to Christmas. Are you ready? It’s never too early to ask me to paint something special so you’re ready with a present. No last minutes worries that way. 😉 These lovely dogs are custom pieces recently painted, just to show off a little.
I love the in-motion swoop to his ears, you just know he’s on his way to do something important. 10″x10″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here. SOLD, thank you.
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 rangeContinue reading “painting: German pointer (04/26/2018)”
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. 8″x16″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here.
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. 12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here. SOLD thank you
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.
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. DownContinue reading “painting: German Shepherd (06/01/17)”
Here’s several more paintings I’ve been asked to paint recently. I love this guy’s little half smile. I find it difficult to juxtapose enough highlights to make a dark color seem full of life, but look, I did it! It’s hard to go wrong with bunnies. Bunnies are just so sweet.
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.
Here are several paintings from January. This beautiful girl passed away, and is a present for the owner. I hope she likes it. This is a gift, too. I think I’ve painted only a handful of King Charles Spaniels. This one I started out with gray/brown in mind, and then it went theContinue reading “paintings: a few requests”