Category Archives: ANIMALS

Boxer acrylic painting

   I’m finally painting again! This is a commissioned acrylic painting of Cassius. He’s my first boxer. I had some challenges along the way. The photo we decided to use was of Cassius covered in snow so I had to do some Photoshop magic to remove it so that I would have a good reference […]

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Commissioned pastel painting of Emma

I just finished this 8″ x 10″ portrait of Emma, a golden labrador. As with any painting it had it’s challenges. The biggest was trying to keep it loose enough and yet have enough detail to recognize her. The other challenge was the colors. There were so many variations of white and yellow. Too deep […]

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Coffee and a Crow acrylic painting SOLD

The Visitor 6″ x 6″ acrylic painting (unframed) painted on panel SOLD I recently sold my last of the morning coffee series of paintings. I love the theme so here’s another with a different slant.  Is it a crow or a raven? I’m not always sure but they are both my favorite birds. I’ve been working […]

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abstract raven painting

  “Abstract Raven” 6″ x 6″ acrylic painting (unframed, painted on clayboard) $100 plus $8 for shipping and handling in the continental US   An experiment in colors and shapes. I’ve become obsessed with painting ravens and crows. I wanted to see what I could come up with by adding colors not normally seen on this […]

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Portrait of a Crow SOLD

 [singlepic id=2770 w=450 float=none]   “Portrait of a Crow” 8″ x 10″ acrylic painting (unframed stretched canvas, painted sides) SOLD I was so happy with the result of the last crow painting that I decided to paint a second. I may even paint more since this is my favorite bird. I tried to keep my strokes loose on […]

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Raven wildlife acrylic painting SOLD

“Raven”  8″ x 10″ x 5/8″ acrylic painting (unframed)  painted on a professional stretched canvas. painted sides SOLD I had so much with the last painting,  Humpback Whale, that I decided to devote some time to the canvas. Crows and ravens (I’m still not sure which is which) have always been my favorite birds although I’ve […]

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A day at the beach SOLD

“A Day at the Beach” seagull 9″ x 6″ pastel painting (unframed) SOLD   Dally Paintworks, which I’m a member of, has regular art challenges for painters. This weeks challenge is The Summer Vacation. My daughter shared a wonderful photo of a seagull on the beach with me. I’ve been meaning to paint it and […]

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portrait of a child and a dog

8″ x 8″ pastel painting It was a week of portrait work. Meet my grandson Coen. There were so many photos to choose from and this is one of my favorites. I just love his expression. The reference photo was small and a bit fuzzy so I needed to work out some of the details by drawing from experience. […]

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Bernese Mountain dog portrait

[singlepic id=1860 w=400 float=center] 8″ x 10″ Bernese Mountain Dog commissioned pastel painting   It’s that time of year when dog portrait commissions are coming in. They are so much fun to work on. There’s still time to place an order as a holiday gift! Please visit my pet portrait site for details – http://pastelpup.com/petportraits/custom-pet-portrait-pricing/ I also […]

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Davi and Olive dog portrait

[singlepic id=1856 w=600 float=center] Davi and Olive / 24″ x 36″ oil painting This is a commissioned painting of 2 adorable King Charles spaniels that was recently finished. It was definitely one of my most challenging paintings. I visited the client and took many photos of the dogs. Although I had many images to choose […]

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