A portrait of my great-niece Maddy splashing in the lake, for her second birthday. Granted, it’s really more of a present for her mom and dad, but years from now, when she’s forgotten all the toys and outgrown all the clothes, the family will still cherish this painting.
Funny… they always tell actors not to work with kids and pets, and they’re both my favorite to work with.
Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 16×20.
Maddy’s Reference Photo.
I’d painted Debby’s trio a few years ago, and now it’s time to add the latest addition to the family. I loved painting Gus. He’s so cute, and his bed is pretty groovy. At Debby’s request, I added a second front leg, since the way he was laying made it look like he was a tripod-kitty.
Acrylic on canvas board, 16×20.
Gus’ reference photo.
This was painted by what’s probably my favorite photo taken of my Pekingese Beavis. He looks so happy… it shows that there is still fun and games after losing an eye.
Beavis’ reference photo.
Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas board, 16×20.
Newton was a giant of a cat with a personality to match. While he looks like a grump in his photo, he was the happiest, purriest cat I ever met, and loved to sit his 20 pound plus tushy right in the middle of your chest. So I gave him a little more of a smile in his portrait. Painted in 2010. Acrylic on canvas, 16×20.
Newton’s reference photo.
This was painted as a baby shower gift for my great-niece Maddie. Since it was for a baby’s nursery, it’s a little more cutesy and craft-art style than I usually paint. I knew her room was going to be in pinks and browns, so I made the birdhouse, sparrows, morning glories and butterfly fit her color scheme. Painted in 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 16×20.
My niece loved it!
And I’ve been told that Maddie now likes to wave at the kitty in the painting.