9×12″ Pastel Painting
Even though my site is all about the dogs, I want to share this cat pastel painting I recently did. Yes, cats! Over the years, I have had quite a few people request art commissions of their beautiful cats. This particular 9×12″ pastel painting I did just because I thought the reference photo would make an excellent painting. This amazing creature is known as a Main Coon. His name is Bodhi.
Oil Painting for Lily’s Legacy – Missy
This will be the second time that I have done a donation for Lily’s Legacy. This is an rescue organization that rehomes older, large breed dogs. This donation came with a specific request. They asked 11 artist to paint one of the dogs in their care. They provided the photos and we did the rest. I chose “Missy”. They will photograph all of the paintings and then the photographs will be put into a 2017 calendar to sell at a fundraiser for the dogs. I hope this helps Missy to find a new home.
This pastel piece was commissioned to me to be done for Mother’s day. 5 year old Gracie lives with her owner in Shreveport, Louisiana. She is a much loved dog and has a special place in her owner’s heart. The reference photo I was working from had two things that stuck out to me. The first was the very tender, sweet look on Gracie’s face. I knew I had to accurately portray this in my rendition. The second thing was Gracie sitting on floral throw rugs. I liked the pattern on the rugs so much that I decided to do an entire background with the floral pattern. This piece measures 12″x9″.
I have had several friends and coworkers go online to look at your postings and website. They are complete amazed at your work. I am so glad I found you online and you were able to complete such a great piece of artwork. Everyone has been so kind in their comments. You truly have been blessed with a wonderful, talented gift and I am thankful to have such a great portion of it to share with everyone.
Mr. Charlie was done as a birthday gift surprise from a husband to his wife. The husband happens to be on the board of directors for the Sonoma Humane Society. I believe this is where he originally found and adopted Charlie. This is one of my color pencil/watercolor paint pieces, a very popular choice. Even though Charlie is a black and white dog, there were quite a few colors in his coat. This made the black interesting and gave the piece depth.
This pastel painting measures 9″x12″. Scout lives in Seattle with his new owner’s, Chuck and Ann, who happen to be my cousin and his wife. Scout is several years old and I am unsure why he was rehomed to them from friends of theirs, but no doubt he has a great new home. I’ve seen a lot of Labradoodles over the years. He looks a lot more poodle than lab, but a fun looking guy for sure.