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.
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
Cover of 2016 AKC Family Dog Magazine