Mac – Bearded Collie
After Framing by Owner
Mr. Mac lives in Iowa with his proud owner Marion. As someone who breed and has shown Bearded Collies for 20 years. She knows what they look like and the standards of the breed. I had one photo to work from and let’s just say I’ve seen better quality photos. Marion really loved my Color pencil/watercolor paint pieces and knew this is what she wanted. High detail and accuracy was very important. It is also extremely important to me that the individual dog looks like that persons dog.
Love it!!….it gorgeous and you captured Mac exactly!!!!!! …..Thank you so much…..Marion
Moose with his bunny
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 as a Christmas gift and as a surprise.
Ruby in Pastel on Black Paper
Why is this called 32 MPH? It’s because that was the top speed of Ruby running to catch the little green ball! Now you might ask, “How do you know that?”. Well, this is our family dog, and my husband and I thought it would be fun to get a radar detector to track our dog at play… obviously we don’t have kids! After seeing the original photo my husband took on his cell phone, I thought it would make an interesting piece of art in pastel. Her right foot is just hitting the ground as all her other feet are still in the air. As you can see she is a very lean dog – even with four cups of high calorie food a day. At 6 years old, she’s still a very high energy dog! I wanted to be sure I illustrated her athletic anatomy as she is stretched out at the moment before the grasp. I’m so impressed with her physical abilities as most of us are with our dogs. They are amazing animals!
This pastel painting is 12″x9″ unframed on black pastel paper . The two dogs, Canon and Bandit live with the owners that are the proprietors of Keenan winery in St. Helena, California. Apparently one of the dogs has been hitting the sauce!! Thank goodness he has his brother to watch his back! But, seriously, the dog sitting up is Canon, a coonhound cross. His brother, Bandit, a border collie cross who looks to be winking, only has the one eye. I originally met both dogs when they would come to stay at the board and train facility where I work.
Blanca in the Garden
This pastel scene measures 9″x12″ before framed. It is a lovely relaxed pose of my pastel instructor’s dog sitting in his garden. In the original photo she was sitting in front of a wire fence. The fence certainly didn’t add anything to the scene so out it went! I love being able to do things like that with art!! After he had it beautifully framed he presented it to his partner on their anniversary.