Category Archives: pet portraits

Commissioned Portrait: “Annie”

Meet Annie, a boxer mix whose portrait I recently finished. Her person won a portrait certificate I donated to Advocates 4 Animals in Xenia, Ohio, so though I only met Annie through photos and emails she looks so beguiling there on her rug and was a joy to paint I feel like I know her. […]

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Commissioned Portrait: “Guy”

Meet Guy, happy in his pool. I like portraits where the subjects are happy, even if that makes the portrait a little unconventional. Guy’s portrait was commissioned by members of Hurry Home Hounds greyhound rescue as a wedding gift for a member. Well, yeah, maybe the dog in the pool isn’t elegant, but the sun, […]

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“Great Rescues Calendar” Five Years Later

Five years ago today I resumed and completed a project I’d begun a decade earlier, never thinking it would take that long. In that decade I moved among so many hurdles and promised myself I’d only “wait a bit” until I had the time, and then the time and finances, and then as the years […]

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Commissioned Portrait: General Keisha

My current portrait is a dilute calico named Keisha, or more properly “General” Keisha, who managed a large household of cats and a few humans years ago. She now lives in memory, and those memories are pretty fond of the big girl who was the boss. This portrait is for friend and fellow cat writer […]

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Commissioned Portraits: Samantha, and Honey, Tommy and Andy

THERE HAS NOT been another kitty since Samantha, though her rescuer had loved and rescued cats nearly all her life. Sometimes a memory is too dear, and time must pass before the heart is ready for another love. In this case it was the human who was rescued just as much as the feline, and […]

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"Borzois", Original and Prints

Too many ideas leads to two portraits, one for me and one for the customer! Several years ago I had the pleasure of painting a portrait of two beautiful rescued Borzois, Traveller and Emma. Their person was also a friend of mine and lived in an enviable remodeled home on a few hilltop acres with […]

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March Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Black and Light

I’ve been planning to use this art as a monthly calendar since I created it last August. But when I associate most of the months with colors, when would be the best time? Late winter/early spring, I decided, after we’d moved past the lovely January light and winter sun to March, the month of contrasts, […]

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January Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: "Rolling Around"

There is still time to enjoy this desktop calendar in the month of January, and even after that you can still order a print on paper or canvas. I’ve been planning on using this art as a winter month desktop calendar for quite some time, and I’m so glad the time has finally come around! […]

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Daily Sketch: "Blending"

Jelly Bean watches out the upstairs window, streaming with winter morning sun. The white light glares and introduces all sorts of colors where they don’t normally appear, in Jelly Bean’s black fur, on the pine tabletop, in the lace curtain. . . . . . . . Where to find this artwork I have this […]

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Fifteen Years

“Aurora Borealis”, a sketch I did for an illustration for a book about two polar bears who…I don’t remember the story line, but I do remember checking my voice mail at home while I was at work that last autumn I was at my day job, and listened to the message from the small press […]

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