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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32 MPH

December 15, 2015

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 […]

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Designated Driver

December 3, 2015

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 […]

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Blanca in the Garden

September 21, 2015

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 […]

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Pitbull Sammy at the Lake

July 27, 2015

This 14×11 graphite piece of Sammy was a 25 year wedding anniversary gift from a husband to his wife this year.  The idea  came to him a week before their special event.   Even if I have short notice as in this case,  I was able to first provide the client with a beautiful portrait gift […]

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Spunky Spaniel Mix

June 22, 2015

So many of us have smiled down into the cheerful little face of a small dog, who is looking right back into our eyes and capturing our heart!  This is not a perspective that I often have the chance to paint, but I know everyone who is a dog lover can relate to it … […]

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