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Commissioned Portrait: Scarlett and Melanie ~ The Creative Cat

This portrait was in my first group of commissioned portraits, way, way back at my beginnings in 1992. Scarlett and Melanie were young gray tabby sisters, the only two children of a young couple who adored them completely. I love the poses we chose, and I added a bit of color with colored pencil: the […]

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A Great Rescue and a Commissioned Portrait: Bandit Stole His Daddy’s Heart ~ The Creative Cat

SOMETIMES WE DON’T realize until years later that a series of odd circumstances has an intention beyond our control; often this involves the entry of one of our most cherished animal companions into the sphere of our life, and our entry into theirs. Bandit was one of the rescued cats featured in Great Rescues Day […]

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Give a Commissioned Portrait Certificate as a Gift

There are times when you’d love to give a portrait as a gift, but it just doesn’t feel right without the recipient’s input. Purchase a certificate to give to them and they can decide what they would like in their piece of custom artwork. Certificates are beautiful and are packed in a folder with a […]

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Commissioned Feline Portrait: Minnie

Almost 20 years ago some little girls holding a basket of kittens knocked on the door. They said their father was going to drown the kittens so they wanted to find them all homes! The woman who answered the door decided she could adopt one and chose the little calico. She had considered another kitten, […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Herbie ~ The Creative Cat

Herbie was a long-lived cat and we had a few decisions to make about his appearance, but overall I think we achieved an accurate portrait of not only him, but how his people felt about him at that time in their lives. Source: Commissioned Portrait: Herbie ~ The Creative Cat

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A Favorite Painting Sold, and the Story of Two Portraits

After 20 years, this painting of two rescued borzois finally went home with a loving owner. In 1998 when I met with their person to photograph them for a commissioned portrait she had an idea of just their faces, but as I watched the two racing around the sunroom with such joy, all that light […]

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A Very Special Commissioned Portrait, and a Review from the Recipient

I painted a very special portrait recently, special because it was commissioned as a gift for a friend’s significant birthday, a friend who I know as well, and because it was to include all the cats with whom she had shared her life to date AND include the red maple outside the window seen in […]

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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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Hearts and Paws Pet Care and Adoption Fair Saturday, June 23

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018, 9:30 – 3:30 Hearts and Paws Pet Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church’s 14th Annual Hearts and Paws Pet Adoption and Care Fair South Park Fairgrounds Agricultural Building Area 3734 Buffalo Drive, South Park, PA 15129 Admission is FREE At least 40 vendors and animal rescue organizations attend. ~~~ I’ll have […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Sophie and Ellie, Being Very Good

Don’t forget that through June 30 commissioned portrait certificates and portraits are 25% off. I thought I’d take this week to share a portrait of two very good dogs named Sophie and Ellie from ten years ago. Sophie and Ellie were indeed being very good—they lived right next to a busy walking trail and they […]

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