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!

by Lesley on 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.

A clip of my submission of the golden retriever

A clip of my submission of the golden retriever

Cover of 2016 AKC Family Dog Magazine

Cover of 2016 AKC Family Dog Magazine

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Cats???

by Lesley on August 4, 2016

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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.

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Oil Painting for Lily's Legacy - Missy

Oil Painting for Lily’s Legacy – Missy

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Reference Photo

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.

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Gracie – Pitbull in Pastel

by Lesley on May 19, 2016

Gracie

Gracie

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″.

 

Lesley,

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.

Stephanie

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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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Labradoodle in the Sun – Scout

March 31, 2016

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 […]

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Big Boys – St Bernards

March 7, 2016

 Two big beautiful St. Bernard Dogs.  They were living together in Wisconsin, the perfect cold weather place for these two.  As an artist, I enjoyed creating the portraits because they both had multiple colors, markings and flowing hair.  I was sad to hear of Bud’s passing.  He will always be remembered with this happy expression […]

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Mac -The Bearded Collie

January 29, 2016

Mr. Mac and Miss Rosie live in Iowa with their proud owner Marion.  As someone who bred and has shown Bearded Collies for 20 years,  she knows what they look like and the standards of the breed.   Marion really loved my color pencil/watercolor paint pieces and knew this is what she wanted.  High detail  […]

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The Story on Moose

January 3, 2016

Moose is a handsome black lab that was adopted at one of the big animal adoption fairs several years ago.  Still happily living with his owners in San Rafael he is now 4 years old.  One of his owners wanted to have this commission done of Moose with his favorite bunny toy.  This was given […]

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