Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dog Tired of Dogs.

I know, I just sort of ran out of dog steam! So we have the holiday version of my cat.
Sometimes you just have to have a break!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


This is one of the French Brittany Gun dogs or l'Epagneul Breton's who I have the privilege to be their official painter. Sweet little Annie. Had a bad year of health but is doing just grea now!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Tan Dane

This was a demo for the Great Dane Club of Phoenix. Done among the great drooling giants at the show. THAT is street art!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Gypsy Sketch

This is the mascot of the Scottsdale Artist's School, Gypsy. She has been the subject of some of my pastel pieces and this was one I started as a demonstration. Looks pretty good unfinished if you ask me!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Root, the Spitz

I have a lot of internet and international friends. This is Rooty, a Finnish Spitz from Finland, if I recall properly! Back when I needed samples, he was volunteered and rendered with love.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Charity Box 2008

A few posts ago, you saw the start of my donation for the last Hope for the Animals donation.
I also donate a blank box for a portrait piece.
Here is what I did last year for the auction winner:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Giant Donation

I donated this as a prize in an auction back East. Unlike some of our local charities, who I will say, don't mind just giving the money, this was redeemed immediately. So I have never met this dog, but I hear it is big!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Chow with Big Eyes

A while back I almost got a job doing some covers for breed magazines. This was one of the ones I was really feeling good about. Apparently, however, a great Chow Chow has tiny little eyes. I have learned to love, even these sad little creatures with big pretty peepers, no matter how imperfect!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Kerry Blue

I have looked and looked at the photos I took of this guy. Where the HECK are those eyes? I just dediced it was less important that I see him, than that HE sees me, so ... I found his TOUNGUE!

Monday, September 21, 2009

The DOX BOX Pt. 1

Every year I donate a finished box to the PACC911 rescue group HOPE FOR THE ANIMALS event. This year I have just begun my silent auction piece, so here is a preview.
(Remember, the holidays are going to be here before you know it! I am able to make these personalized for you. BUT we must start soon!)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Corgi Pup

THIS is the closest thing to a real life rag doll. Soft and floppy, little Nash was on of my favorite commissions. If you ever meet a puppy get it in your arms, it is amazing!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Ann's Old Dog

It always seems that my clients double up. This is the owner of the cute little Cock-a-poo from earlier this year. She had me immortalize her old dog from and old black and white photo. They were obviously a great couple.

Friday, September 18, 2009


I give a lot of donations of portraits to charities. This was a winner of a raffle for a Halloween party years ago. Schultz started me on my affair with Giant Schnauzers.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Hunting Buddy

This is a commission done by a friend for a friend. If you had seen the few photos we had to work from you would KNOW I WAS A GENIUS... ahem... sorry for the outburst... but we did good. These Wirehaired German Pointers are some of the scruffiest beasts around, but as you can see, LOVED to hunt.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I do a lot of commissions, but this is a special one.
Growing up, my grandma had a one-eyed cat called
"Mommy". I had a tripod named Feather.
Pets with infirmaties are still GREAT PETS.
This little Pudge was a well loved and honored
member of the family. And who could
NOT love that smile!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Papillon Chihuahua Mix

Another gift for a client. This sweetheart has a friend, nam-ed Lucy. Both a little bit butterfly and little bit Tequilla!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Paul's Dog

I had a good friend who moved away a few years ago. She and her husband were models at my art school, and was a gift memorial of his good old dog.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


The wife of local sports figure, now a national commentator, owns this little thing and its portrait. It was a gift from a
Christmas is not all that far away... hint hint!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Wyatt and Lexi

I have been bringing some of my classics out. I only recently started doing watercolors. These are some of my favorites done on suede mat board with NuPastels. I also was the darling of the Coonhound set for a while! I love those noisy beasts!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Snow Dog

NO! I did not see this in my park! I started painting him and splashed a bit of color on by mistake, so I made the shadow blue and put a lot MORE splash! Ah, art is so creative!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sample Cocker Spaniel

A few years ago, I was auditioning for a job doing breed standard dogs. I LOVE them, but somehow I would rather have a joyous mutt than a perfect icon.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Brindle Boxer

Just to help fill out my breeds list. This is a classic commission of a great little boxer for a long lost friend.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Shelty in Profile - A Rescue.

This is another volunteer photo from the Sheltie Rescue group. These are the 50/50 pieces still $85, still half to the rescue (hey, I can cut a deal with anyone who puts the money or time toward a rescue of 20% discount for you or donation to the shelter if you tell me where to send it!)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Trotting Terrier...something....

This little terrier mix that I painted before was on the trail of a ball and I got him just set to go. Man, sometimes I get tired just watching them in the park.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Worried Yorkie

A little friend of a friend, just was having a stressful day!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Darla, the Rescue Chihuahua

They got me! I have succumbed to being a spokespainter for the Chihuahua Rescue! $90 and half of it goes right to the charity:

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Golden Greyhound

This and the greyhound I posted a week or so ago, are from a day spent at the Renaissance Faire. The dogs were representatives of a rescue group and were in the spirit of the day. This one was just glowing inside a tent.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Zeppy's Oil

My doggie muse, Zeppelin. I needed a nice representative oil painting so he was the first I thought of! Available for purchase. 11x14"

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Chloe's First Portrait.

I was room mates with this little Min-Pin a few years ago. She has a pretty white smile now, but this was my FIRST impression of her in Pastel.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Glamour Dog

I saw this beauty at a charity event earlier this year. Dressed to the 9's and looking good! No breed in particular - pure glamor.