Thursday, March 30, 2017

New Project... and a Wolf!

Question is: do we allow wolves in a Dog Blog?  YEP!  I am in a workshop so I can make my subjects a bit more interesting and yesterday this lovely waterfall needs a wolf.  I featured this and a landscape on my Petrified AiR blog too.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Maggie Mae

Took longer than it should, but this is the dog owned by two of the most generous people on earth, my cousin and his wife!  You know this is the dog for them!

Friday, March 17, 2017

More dogs to come but NEWS!!

Yes, I deserve a poster that says I have been bad at posting my commissions as they come...
BUT I have a new adventure coming up and want to announce my first posting in the blog.
I will be Artist in Residence at the Petrified Forest National Park in May 2017.  Because it is still a month and a half out, I will give a few updated until I hit the road, but hope you will follow along with my new adventure!
My future home....
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Monday, March 6, 2017

Two of Sophie

I have done a number of portraits of her mini-schnauzers, and I guess I should know to be heartbroken when I hear from her.  Just days earlier she lost her silver mini, Sophie.  After working with her photos and giving her ideas she felt it took two pieces to capture her personality.  
This is a 10x10" watercolor on wrapped canvas.
And to catch that happy smile, a small 7x5" miniature watercolor.   

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tiny Gift for a Favor

My boyfriend was the recipient of some VERY needed generosity.  With no real way to pay back, I begged him for a photo of their dog, but I got terrible blurry digital phone pix.  
However, it is the feeling and sense of the pet that seemed to win the day.
His report was HUGE gratitude and their daughter hung it in her dorm room... misses the family pet.
TWO GOOD DEEDS!  A great day!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Diesel Memorial

My amazing vet lost Diesel.  He is so famous.  His portrait won a prize and then it graced the cover of the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association last year and was featured in a group portrait of her gang of well loved pups.  I made two small diamond dogs for her to keep near at home and at the office.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Lucy, a gift

I was so happy to do a gift portrait.  This little piece was of a great dog who was a real survivor.  The owner wanted to treat her husband, who has everything, with a painting of their most important family member.  After much illness this little beauty was a dear creature and lovely model