Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dachshund Puppy

This is a little 8x10x1/2" acrylic painting on gallery-wrapped canvas that I just finished. It's a sweet little dachshund looking up into your eyes -- probably for another treat, even though s/he just finished one -- or two.

I'm really trying to paint in a looser manner -- well, at least a know-when-to-stop manner! So I tried to keep the strokes much fresher in this painting. Hope I succeeded; I really like it.


Meet Fergie. She's an English Springer Spaniel, and she's getting up in years but wearing them well. She'll be 13 this August. Her painting was a commission, so she's already sold; but I wanted to show her off because I really enjoyed painting her.

Friday, July 25, 2008

"Mudpuppy" Golden Retriever Pup

(Sorry, this painting has already sold.)

I just looooove this painting! Her name is Riley, and she had just had a great romp in the mud. Her parents were smart enough to take photos of her before she got a bath. It was a great challenge to paint her, but I think I did a pretty good job. The hardest part of all was to make the mud good and gooey-looking. I have, of course, a print and a clock made of her at my website,

Monday, July 21, 2008

Golden Retriever Portrait

This is a beautiful golden retriever I just finished this morning. I saw him at Portland Saturday Market in Oregon one weekend recently and asked for permission to photograph and paint him. Unfortunately, I didn't get the "parents" names, so I am listing him for sale. Perhaps you're the parents? Anyway, he's on 1/8"-thick hardboard, 8x10", and is available for sale on my website, If you wish, I would be happy to add 1.5" black wooden sides so he can be hung without framing at no extra charge.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Papillon Portrait, Black Pap this time

Wow, I'm on a roll today! Finally getting a few paintings listed. I'm trying; really I am. This little guy is a precious little papillon submitted to me by a friend for painting. It is not a commission but just a photo that I allow people to send to me in hopes that they can get a painting done at regular rather than commission prices! I almost always get around to painting the submissions. Obviously, there's no interaction between the "submitter" and me; otherwise, it would become a commission! Anyway, this is an 8x10x3/4" acrylic painting on canvas, and it's available on my website,

Airedale Painting

Well, I've been away for a while -- but it's not that I'm not working, I promise!!! I just haven't been able to get many of the paintings I've been doing uploaded. Some even sold before I got a chance to upload them!! That's good. It means I'm getting known a bit more, I hope. Anyway, here's a beautiful airedale portrait that I finished a few days ago. As usual, he's available for sale on my website. The painting is acrylic on 16x20x3/4" canvas, and is $210, plus shipping.