Think Early for Christmas!

by Lesley on November 3, 2016

Westies in the Snow

Westie Dogs in the Snow

Every year I am impressed with people that plan in advance for their portraits.  People are already getting their requests in for their loved ones.  Here is one that has been completed and shipped out across the county.  Their are locals that have completed their paintings but I can’t let you see these yet as the I have been requested to be careful not to share and spoil the surprise!  This pastel painting measures 11″x 14″.  The two dogs, named J.J. and the one is the back is Maisey belong to a man and his wife.  They have a path to walk their dogs on regularly and this is a typical winter scene for them.

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Portrait to Cesar Millan

by Lesley on October 19, 2016

Cesar and Me

Cesar and Me

Saturday, October 15, 2016 was the Bay Area Pet Fair held in Marin, California.  I was working that day at the Dairydell Canine booth and Cesar also was working at the fair promoting a new show coming up next year and doing some demonstration training with dogs in the audience. This was just too convenient of an opportunity not to deliver the painting.  I was invited into the trailer that he travels in across the country to do appearances. [click to continue…]

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Roper Retrieving

by Lesley on October 5, 2016

Roper Retrieving

Roper Retrieving

Roper Retrieving is a pastel portrait that I did for a surprise gift to a great guy.  This piece measures 10″x 20″.  Roper was a special dog and pasted away this past July.  He is greatly missed as are all of our much loved dogs.

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Elegant Baci – Greyhound

by Lesley on October 5, 2016

Baci - Greyhound

Baci – Greyhound

I’ve had the pleasure of creating several art pieces with greyhounds as the subject over the years.  Truly  beautiful dogs.   This handsome guy with a brindle coat is named is Baci.  This piece is one of my color pencil/watercolor paint pieces.  The head measures about 8″by 10″.    This lucky dog lives with a couple in Wisconsin.   Baci is an old boy now and actually had cloudy eyes in the photo they wanted me to use as a reference. They hoped I could paint his eyes clear as they were in younger days.  I was happy to oblige.

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Yappy Hour Event to Benefit Bergin University

by Lesley on September 29, 2016

mutt-lynch-showWhat could be better than drinking wine and being around lots of beautiful canines!  September 9th was a very special event in which I partnered with Bergin University of Canine Studies at a wine happy hour or “Yappy hour” to share my art and announce that for the months of December 2016 – June 2017 I will be focusing my efforts to raise funds to help the Bergin University.  Mutt Lynch and Deux Amis Winery was hosting the event at their beautiful winery in down town Windsor.

 

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AKC Canine Gallery – Second Year!

September 6, 2016

I was lucky that AKC was actually featuring Golden Retrievers for this edition.   As it turned out, that is the portrait I happened submit.  This portrait of the golden retriever I did is one of my all time favorites.  I so glad it was featured in Family Dog Magazine.

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Cats???

August 4, 2016

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 […]

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Donation for Lily’s Legacy Rescue Organization

August 3, 2016

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.  […]

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Gracie – Pitbull in Pastel

May 19, 2016

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 […]

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Charlie – Great Dane Mix Breed

April 10, 2016

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 […]

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