Tag Archive for 11×14

Toby James at the Beach

Toby James

Toby James was painted as a combination gift for his fourth birthday, and a housewarming gift for my niece. I love the grains of sand on his nose, and painting ocean waves was a new challenge.

Acrylic on canvas board, 11×14.

Toby's reference photo.

Toby’s reference photo.

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River

River

River looks sweet and dainty, but she’s got the biggest, most powerful paws of any cat, ever. At least it feels that way when she’s “making biscuits” on my bladder at 6am. We call it the Riverdance.

River's reference photo.

River’s reference photo.

Painted in 2013 as part of a matched pair with her brother Trevor. Acrylic on canvas board, 11×14.

Trevor and River

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Trevor

Trevor

Trevor is one of Miss Pretty’s last litter and is delightful. So fluffy, so gentle, so… simple. He’s my only pet afraid of thunderstorms. Some people go by barometers. I have a Trevorometer to predict the weather.

Trevor's reference photo.

Trevor’s reference photo.

This was painted as a matched pair with his sister River. Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas board, 11×14.

Trevor and River

He’s helping me decide where to hang them.

“Just make sure mine is hung higher than hers.”

 

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Pippin the Perfect

Pippin

About a year and a half after the loss of our cat Sheba, we decided it might be time to start thinking about adding another cat to the family. That very same day, we found Pippin as a tiny, scared feral stray.¬†That’s the way it is with cats. I’ve never actually chosen a cat. They’ve always picked me.

Pip is wonderful. From his wild and timid beginnings, he’s blossomed into an outgoing and extremely handsome boy. And shiny. Very shiny. Plus, he helps me paint.

Thanks, Pip. I'll keep that in mind.

Thanks, Pip. I’ll keep that in mind.

Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas board, 11×14.

Pippin's reference photo.

Pippin’s reference photo.

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Mischu

Mischu

Mischu (hope I’m spelling that right!) is my brother and sister in law’s dog. His papers say he’s a Shih Tzu, but he looks more like a Pekingese. But he acts more like a Shih Tzu. Such a sweetie-pie. This was a gift for them. I didn’t have a good picture of Mischu, but even a so-so pick can make a beautiful painting, once you add a better background and get rid of the laser eyes from flash. Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas board, 11×14.

Mischu's reference photo.

Mischu’s reference photo.

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