Angus – nearly there

What I did today. I think a little more structure to the body and he's there. I had fun abstracting the background. Jeez, who knows, I may end up doing full on abstraction doon

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Angus progress

A painter friend said once that she listens to music while painting to occupy the stupid part of her brain. Lately I am really getting into listening to books on tape. Listened to 'A Tale of Two Cities' last and am now listening to 'War and Peace'. This was the first...

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Progress on Angus : a commission

I am having such a good time with this painting! With these pet portraits the landscape is as important as the figure. I look at old master portraits and the allegories, often from biblical or mythological tales are imbedded in my work.  

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My First Pet Portrait : Agnes : She Loves but One

I believe this was my first pet portrait. This is my sister Erin's cat. She's still with us and has never adjusted to her housemate,  Pearl the pug. Agnes has always been a one woman cat. I can see a big difference in this painting from how I work now. This painting...

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Rex. Studio dog – McNabb

Rex walks Jacob to and from school every day. He is just what we wanted in a dog, he walks a little ahead of us on or off leash. His only fault is a tiny bad herding habit. He hasn't nipped at anyone's heels in a very long time. He has a deep seated fear of the...

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How to photograph your pet or schedule a photo shoot

To get an excellent painting of your pet I need good photos. I will come and photograph your pet, or you can bring them to me. I charge $150 per hour for this service. I am in Sonoma County California. Call me (707) 599-2505 OR- you can easily take your own. Here's...

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Black Lab

30 dawgs in 30 days. I am painting 30 paintings in 30 days. Starting today February 12, 2013. Day 1   Join me on Facebook and get dog art every time I post. Soon I'll be offering contests and opportunities for your pet to be painted.    ...

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