Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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
Sunday, September 27, 2009
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Saturday, September 19, 2009
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
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
Monday, September 14, 2009
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
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
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
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
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
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
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.