Category Archives: pet portraits

Namir and His Conversation With a Daisy

It’s daisy time, and July is also the time I remember Namir, so it’s time to feature this little sketch, “Conversation With a Daisy”. About the artwork, and Namir The original sketch of Conversation With a Daisy, Pencil, is sold but a variety of prints and a note card are available. The original sketch was […]

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A Great Rescue and Commissioned Portrait: I’ll Be Seeing You

CAN THE SUBJECT of a painting communicate through his image? One of the dearest stories from any of my portraits is the one of Cooper, a “first cat” who turned his people into rescuers but who left far too young though he was never far from the memories of his people and the other rescued […]

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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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