Category Archives: dogs

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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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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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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black dog oil painting SOLD

I just finished this commissioned painting in oils. At the same time I’m working on 2 others. The waiting time with oils makes me a bit impatient so working on a few works out well! Photographing anything other than pastels is always a challenge. Some of the detail is lost as well as color nuances. […]

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Molly Rose dog portrait

[singlepic id=481 w=320 h=240 float=center] 5″ x 7″ pastel painting  This is Molly Rose. She’s a red nose Pit Bull and her owner was the winner of my free painting giveaway that was running on my facebook page. The painting was a bigger challenge than I expected mostly because of the folds and time limit. I’m happy with the […]

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Scout and Benny commissioned portrait SOLD

[singlepic id=510 w=400 float=center] 12″ x 18″ pastel painting  SOLD This dog portrait of Scout and Benny was, so far, my biggest portrait challenge. I actually needed to run to the art store to get more “whites”. I took my time with this painting. Every time I thought it was finished, when I came back to the […]

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