Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Over, New Year Coming!

Click my Pic:
I retire my mini portraits, 5x7" in an 8x10" mat until May, so I am offering the
Same price as my Christmas Portraits until the 15th of January!

(I WILL have a different special at Valentines, but that is a couple of months away!)

I can guaranted the minis is 7 days from sending the photo to in your mailbox.
Still only $90.....

Keeps me in dogs for the blog!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Christmas Eve!

This is Dozer. His mom won a silent auction and I delivered it a few days before Christmas!
I hope has a happy home!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Three Good Friends

I have a very bad reputation for being the most important thing on a pet owner's mind, right before they lose their good friend. The Chessy in the portrait ended his life while I was painting. PLEASE think of maybe getting a portrait while you can enjoy the dog AND the painting. It makes me cry sometimes when I deliver these....

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pretty Dark Little Schauzer

This is probably the last of the pre Christmas commissions. NOT BY CHOICE, but I ran out of photos. It is for an organizer of a great little animal charity, Lucky Dog. Her Mom's dog is not just lucky, now it is immortal.

Monday, December 21, 2009

One of Those Black Dogs

I am always getting two questions: "How do you paint White dogs?" and "How do you paint Black dogs?" I use every shade of not quite black and not quite white that I can.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A few more!

I have a few more commissions (YES!) and here is the lovely little Yorkie... Roxy!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

More Dots

This lovely young lady is staying here while her Mom, a dear retiree, moves back home to a community of her peers. Because she is going along, her kids have commissioned this memory to take along and remind her of her friend until she returns next winter.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Buddy Love - For You to Rescue!

I did a wonderful event this weekend for Lucky Dog Rescue and demonstrated this portrait of one of their little charges. This is Buddy Love and ready for YOU to love! Email me.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Look familiar? This is one of the responsibilities of being a portrait painter. The owners are always bragging on how snowy white this kid is. My golden light was a bit too yellow and I did a bit of tweaking and we think this is the image. And I signed it...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mom's Neighbor

It is all in the family here. This is my mother's best Summer friend's little dog. A bit of a puppy when they first met, I think it has grown into a much more mannered little thing, but the friendship rose above juvenile rambunction and this is their Christmas gift from her.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mr. Lucky

This is a dog in charge. While taking the photos for his portrait, if we did not talk TO him he was not allowing the conversation to continue. The recently adopted Mr. Lucky is indeed a Lucky Dog!

This is one of my DIAMONDS, on its side... I think that makes it a square. How very normal!