Saturday, December 15, 2007

Sweet Little Yorkie - Rosie

This is Rosie. She's a commissioned painting I just finished. She weighs a big two pounds! It was a pleasure painting her, I must say. She was painted on a small 6x8x1.5 gallery-wrapped canvas. Rosie is Sold.

I'm moving into the busiest time of year for me this week and probably won't be able to publish a painting a day, but I will publish whatever I'm able to finish over the next few mad days. Hope everyone is staying warm and dry.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Royal Schnauzer - Baron

I just finished this handsome schnauzer, named Baron, for a commission customer, so it's already sold. But I just had to share it on my blog. He's painted on an 8x10x1.5" gallery-wrapped canvas. SOLD

Friday, December 7, 2007

A fun pug painting

This little guy is one fun pug portrait, and I had a great time painting him. It's 16x20x3/4" acrylic on canvas, and it sells for $150. SOLD

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Newfoundland dog painting

There's a kind of funny story associated with this painting -- and a sad indication of how non-assertive I am. A "potential" customer at Portland Saturday Market, where I show my clocks and paintings on weekends in Portland, OR saw a painting I had done of a golden retriever with a stick in his mouth and told me he needed a Newfoundland dog clock, would I mind just changing that dog to black for him -- just like that, no problem. Well, obviously, there was a problem; one can't just change color and come up with a different dog breed. So, of course, I painted a Newfoundland in a similar pose to the golden painting -- just like that! The compensation is that I now have a new beautiful dog painting, which image I'll add to my ever-growing number of clock face images, and, of course, a beautiful original that someone someday will buy, I think. So here it is; it's 8x10 acrylic on heavy cardstock, selling for $100.00, and I think it's quite nice, even if I didn't just whip it out in 20 to 30 minutes as this fellow thought I could do. I wish I could paint that quickly; maybe I could actually get not rich but well off doing what I love more than anything else!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Pointer/Griffon/Chesapeake Bay Retriever - Big Beautiful Mix!

This is a painting I just finished late last night. Her name is Magnolia, Maggie for short, and she lives in Jackson Hole, WY. A customer gave me several photos of her to paint as I wished. Of course, she's so beautiful and unusual that I won't be able to stop with just one rendition of her. But here's my first. Now, back to all those commissions that I'm supposed to be working on!!! As usual, she's for sale on my website,, and also, as usual of late, she's painted on 8x10x1.5" hardboard, with the sides being recessed black. SOLD

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


I really do intend to paint something besides dogs -- one of these days! For the time being, though, this is what I am known for among my customers and what - for now -- I do best. This little dog was painted a few days ago and I think came out quite well. It's an 8x10 on hardboard, with 1.5" recessed black sides, and sells for $100.00.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Another Havanese

This is another Havanese pup whose image I received within days of the first one I did. This little girl was just a baby when the reference photo for this painting was taken. The painting is on 8x8x1.5" gallery-wrapped canvas and sells for $100.00. As usual, it's available on my website,

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Havanese puppy

This is a sweet Havanese who lives near my home. His name is Harley. I think he's beautiful. He's painted on 8x10" hardboard with black recessed sides and sells for $100.00

Friday, November 9, 2007

Grizzly Bear

A grizzly bear painting. I decided I needed a bit of a dog break, so here's a wildlife painting I did. Look closely; he appears at first to be sleeping, but he's really watching you! It's acrylic on heavyweight 8.5x11" paper and comes matted in an 8x10-opening 11x14" mat, enclosed in a clear acetate resealable sleeve. $75.00

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Rhodesian Ridgeback

I tried to be a bit looser with this painting than I was with the previous two days' ones. It feels better. Again, this rhodesian ridgeback painting is 8x10 gessoed hardboard, with 1.5" recessed black sides. The price is $75.00.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Dachshund lying on Blue Rug

Another dog painting. Seeing a pattern yet? This is, once again, a dog painting, a very beautiful little red dachshund hound that I painted. Obviously, I love dogs and love painting them. This painting is acrylic on 8.5x11" heavy cardstock paper and is matted in an 11x14 mat, ready for framing. The price is $75, plus shipping, and is available, as usual, on my website,

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Papillon Portrait

SOLD I really struggled with this one. Hope it doesn't show too much. But I am somewhat pleased with the outcome. It's acrylic on gessoed hardboard, 8x10" with 1.5" recessed black sides. Price is $100.00. It's available for purchase on my website.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Golden Retriever with Stick

Here's a beautiful golden retriever I painted. He's on a gallery-wrapped canvas with the 1.5" sides painted the same blue as the background. He's available for purchase on my website, for $55 plus shipping.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Morty 11/2/07

This is a great dog I just painted; his name is Morty. I don't know what breed he is, maybe part lab?, but I think he's beautiful. He's listed on my Originals page on my website, he's painted on hardboard, 5x6.5x1.5", and sells for $45.00, plus shipping.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

The "new" first day

The "new" first day is here. It's so great to be back!

I finished this painting last night, and I'm very pleased with it. It's a painting of a blue tick coon hound, my very own Molly, with whom I shared many loving, though exasperating years. As is evident in her haughty pose, Molly was definitely "better than you," and she never for a moment let you forget it. I think her personality was more cat-like than dog. I adopted her while attending a local outdoor art show, where a dog-adoption organization had a public-service booth. She was found along the highway by a selfless volunteer whose entire life and income was spent rescuing and rehabilitating homeless dogs and cats. When found, one of her back legs was literally dangling behind her (she had been shot), and she appeared to be a walking skeleton (I saw photos of her when she was first found). A volunteer vet removed her leg and foster parents got her into physical shape. Her previous owner was located, a hunter, who claimed not to know how she was shot; I don't know if charges were ever filed against him, but they ought to have been. Perhaps from who knows what sort of awful experiences she had had in her short life (she was thought to be between one and two years old when I adopted her), perhaps because of her hound breed, she never did fully bond with me or any other human -- or anything for that matter. She was always aloof, distant, haughty, oh-so-beautiful, naughty (she ate I don't know how many shoes), and completely lovable. Even after several years of being without her, we miss her terribly but are also so glad to have been able to be a part of her life.

I present you: Molly. 8x10" on gessoed 1/8" thick hardboard, with black recessed 1.5" sides. $150.00, plus shipping costs, as usual available for purchase at my website,, on the originals page.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I'm back -- tomorrow

Okay. Inlaws are doing fine now, and I'm back to doing my paintings a day. I'll post my first one tomorrow, which I'll paint today, so I'll always be one day behind in posting. So good to be back!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Okay, right after I started my yearly one-a-day commitment, my mother- and father-in-law both became ill, and I have had to temporarily move in with them to help them out. So the commitment has to be started again. I'll set myself a start date of November 1, 2007, by which time I think things will be back to normal.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Shetland Sheepdog, 'Sheltie"

Today is Thursday, October 11, 2007. Here's a sheltie I painted last night and this morning; it's acrylics on hardwood, approximately 5x6.5.
I'm still trying to get away from as much detail as I have in this one. The first painting in my blog, though almost cartoon-y, is more where I want to go with my painting. Well, we'll see where I am in a month, a few months, six months, a year . . . There's so very much to learn . . .

I may have to miss posting for a few days because my father-in-law is ill, and I have to go spend time with him and my mother-in-law to help out. I'm taking my paints with me but probably won't be able to post my paintings until I come home. But if at all possible, and I think it is possible, I will continue to create my little daily paintings, even if I can't post them on successive days.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Calico Cat - Makes me think of Autumn

An autumnal-looking calico cat, painted again on gessoed 1/8" thick hardwood with acrylics. It's an 8x10" this time and sells for $60. It's listed on my website as usual.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

A Smiling Papillon

Today is Wednesday, October 3, 2007, the second day of my 1-year commitment to a painting a day. Here's my second one:

This is a very happy papillon dog acrylic painting, which is sized approximately 5 x 6.5" on gessoed hardboard with rounded corners (rounded corners not shown). To buy this or any of my paintings, go to and click on the Originals Page. $35 USD, plus $3.50 USPS first-class shipping within the USA. Outside the USA, please contact me for a shipping quote.

Monday, October 8, 2007

My First Official Daily Painting

Today is October 9, 2007. I've heard that this daily painting exercise is good for one's success as an artist. Here's my first step . . .

This French bulldog painting is sized approximately 5 x 6.5" on gessoed hardboard with rounded corners (not shown). To buy this or any of my paintings, go to and click on the Originals Page. $35 USD, plus $3.50 USPS first-class shipping within the USA. Outside the USA, please contact me for a shipping quote.

These usually small paintings are something I'm going to be doing daily (weekends might be a problem, but I'll give it my best) aside from my ongoing paintings.

My website has a complete listing of all my prints, clocks, originals -- and every few months a group of my very, very popular "wild wild things," my ceramic dog and cat mask sculptures. Fair warning, if you're interested in them, they go within two to three days of my listing them. My website is or