Oil on canvas, 8×10. Painted in 2013, commissioned as a gift.
Owner’s reaction: “I couldn’t wait another day to open my birthday gift, so I just opened it. And am nearly bawling like a baby at the beauty of this gift!! A painting of my Geoffrey!!”
Yep. That makes me feel all oogley.
Geoffrey’s reference photo
Daphne is a Miniature Australian Shepherd. I changed the background a bit on this, so it wouldn’t just be a field of green grass. Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 11×14.
Daphne’s reference photo.
When I bought this doll-sized top hat at the craft store, the clerk asked, “Are you making a snow-man?”
“No,” I replied. “It’s for my dog.”
Beavis, my one-eyed Pekingese, looks like a proper British gentleman in this hat. I can’t not laugh when I see the photo, from the hat, to his stubby bowed legs, to how cute he is with a hair cut (his little tail!!!!), to his jacked up crooked teeth. I knew I had to paint it.
The uninspiring background of the beat up sidewalk and weeds were replaced with pavers edged in river rock and a flower garden.
Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas board, 11×14.
Beavis’ reference photo.
I almost forgot I painted this one, inspired by a rescue Peke’s photo on Petfinder. Painted in 2006. 11×14, oil on canvas board.
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.