Saturday, February 28, 2009

Big White Poodle

In world of poos and -oodles, I figure it was time to do the real thing. He is just loving the day! Clean and trimmed, ready for action.

Friday, February 27, 2009

L'Epagneul Breton

YAH! This is the FRENCH French Brittany Spaniel... well really their Gun Dog. I am the official artist of the National club. My design graces their website and all their goodies. I am donating some work for their national club meeting in March, so I figured I may squeeze a little work in of my favorite pups.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Another Sweetie from Down Under

The client saw my girl from last week and needed a memorial of their dear passed pet.  It is again intended as a surprise, so lets keep it quiet.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Young Saint on the Move

I had decided the series of dogs playing at the dog park were what I was calling my RUNNERS. But this one and yesterday's Mastiff must, more realistically be called TROTTERS!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Golden Doodle

Somewhere in California, I understand there is an entire "Doodle" shop of all the mixed Poodle breeds.  This was one of the most jolly faces I have seen.  Not a problem getting a shot.  Purely movie star!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mastiff on the Run

These guys are known for their amazing lips, and the smile that turned out in this piece was a perfect representation of a dog fully enjoying its run in the park with dog buddies!
I worked on this guy at a rescue event on Sunday. Hopefully, some new followers will recongnize him.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Two Dogs on Speculation

I have been consulting to help a friend with a book he is writing.  Not really sure what the plot is but these are the main characters.  While waiting for the rest, I decided we may have to start the cover!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Spots on the Run

After my photo shoot one day in the park, I came up to this owner and said. "All I saw when she ran by was a blur of spots!"  Spots on the run.

Friday, February 20, 2009


That amazing coat that says Aussie and the two colored eyes made this the perfect first sample of a great Australian Shepherd.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


No, I really don't know this dog's name, but I was indeed going a bit dotty with the spots on this Dalmation.  It was fun.  Before I put the sky around, the image of nothing but a little shadow and islands of black made it seem like an optical illusion.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I had more fun watching this young man whose face seemed to always be preceding him by a few inches! There is a look of perpetual nearsightedness in these eyes, but he was keeping up and leading the charge all afternoon. A fast glance to the painter lady and he was off again.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sitting Spaniel

On my Cocker quest, I have found a few... mostly the brown sort.  This little one was at a charity event, just being real good and waiting for the fun.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Beagle In Doubt

I have a magical way of getting MOST dogs to give me a great pose in three or four shots. I think they can hardly believe whatever it is I say to them in "dog language" but they always give me this incredulous look! This little babe was definitely not falling for it!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Finally a JACK

Or Jack Russell.... or Russell Terrier.... or Parson Russell... or maybe a great old Rat Terrier. This is one confusing set of dog! Anyway this is a goodie!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

DJ the Valentine Day Dog

DJ is a real superstar and as a perfect gift for the holiday, I present the sweetheart of the day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

All dressed up!

One of my early projects in the new size.  It is a commission never picked up.  So it is my adopted work of art. This kiddo is all dressed up for a party! Ready for a big day tomorrow.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Little Brown Cocker

I grew up with Dick and Jane, and I keep thinking "Where were the SPOTS on Spot?"  I have not seen a cute little yellow dog, but brought back the feeling of Peanut Butter Sammiches!  So here is no spot, running.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


A birthday commission.  Quite a task!  I got a photo of the dog and a photo of the t-shirt and we got him all dressed up between my computer and my pencil.  Shhhhh... the birthday is TODAY so here is a preview:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


The fluffy white guys at the park that want to be glamorized always have to have a double shot.  First, when I meet them covered in dry grass, dog spit and a bit of mud.  Second ON THE WAY IN to the park, when they have had a run to the groomers!  Moochi was one of those that cleaned up real nice for the close-up.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Regal, but Rumpled Shihtzu

There are a number of these kids... none of them show dogs, but well loved.  The perfect friends.  I will say they have the ability to frolic, but they always seem to be very good referees as well, sitting just out of the fray, as if to be ready to leap in and break things up.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Puppy with Poise

There is something about the teeniest puppies.  They have such confidence and self esteem!  This little one was about as full of oneself as its small container could hold!

Saturday, February 7, 2009


This little guy was stopped and snapped on his way out of the park.  The owners seemed quite used to the paparazzi, but nver fully explained his eyewear.  I think this guy is dating that Chinese Crested from a couple of weeks ago!

Friday, February 6, 2009

A Pastel for a Change

Same venue as my two terriers below, this was done at an art walk on suede mat board with pastels. The look is very lush. I call it my "Velvet Elvis" style. 11x14"

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Chloe by the Water

This is a good pal of mine.  The piece is a one of my larger watercolors and in a looser, sloppier style.  Trying for artsy-fartsy.  Not an improvement over my normal style, but fun!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Chilly Day at the Park

I painted this 9x12" watercolor as a demonstration last year.  It has been in a few shows and is framed now, but I am going out of town, so I have put up some of my older demos.  FORGIVE ME, I am painting while away, but not able to post!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Buddy the Yorkie-poo

I swear, those poodles get around! This little guy is one of those very elite breeds that has the best of both worlds. Dashing through the world, is our pal Buddy.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Racin' Vizsla

Yup, there are a lot of them out there. Again, I think there are more unusual breeds in my neighborhood than some. Lots of Vizslas frolicking in the grass!

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Molly is the dog of a good friend.  I say "Hi" every day and she is one of my early volunteers for the pet pix.  I just now got around to painting the first day we met.  SHE was sooooo ready for her close-up!!