Lily – The Labradoodle

This is an example of a painting done from a owner’s own photographs. She took the dog out into her yard and took a dozen or so photos of her sweet pup. I have directions on how to do this under... read more

Ptarmy • A memorial portrait

This beloved pooch was a treat to paint. Dana is a designer and takes lovely photographs. So, it happened she had terrific pictures of Ptarmigan. Their dog had recently died and she wanted a birthday gift of Ptarmy for her husband. Something happens when the animal is recently passed. There is a little sadness in the eyes. I can’t explain that. I do talk to the paintings as I paint them. I can tell when I’m getting close to finished. ‘That’s a good dog.” Here is one thing I get time and time again from pet owners; that I have captured the personality of their furry friend. This isn’t something I try to do. It just happens, whether I have met the creature or not. When Dana came to my studio to pick up the painting she said, “ I have to leave now, because I’m going to cry.” I get that a lot. It’s part of why I do this thing.... read more