Thursday, October 31, 2013

Samson and Crash

Samson and Crash: sounds like a great name for a crime fighting duo, but they are two pet portrait comissions. The photos of these two were oozing with personality, so they were great fun to paint.  Oil on 8"x8" canvas.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


This little goldfinch is one of a trio of birds comissioned as a Christmas gift.  The other two are a bluebird and a cardinal.  Oil on 6"x6" panel.  Sold.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Little hummingbird paintings on 4"x4" canvas.  We have a feeder outside of our dining room window. I love watching the tiny birds coming to get a drink.  They perch on a wire nearby waiting their turn. Hummingbirds are really territorial, so there is always some drama going on.  These are ruby throated males.

Thursday, October 10, 2013


My favorite birds on the feeder.  Oil on 4"x4"x1 1/2" canvas.  The canvas is deep enough to sit up by itself.  Looks cute on a shelf.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bella the Bridesmaid

Bella was the "Canine of Honor" in her owner's wedding ceremony.  Thus the lovely bridesmaid collar. This portrait was comissioned as a wedding gift to the bride and groom.  So sweet.
Oil on 8"x8" canvas.
When I do pet portraits I usually work from photos that the owner has taken.  I'm careful to grid off the reference photo to get the dog's proportions just right.  You can see other pet portraits on my website,

Monday, October 7, 2013