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.
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…]
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.
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.
What 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.