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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

Geoffrey’s reference photo

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Daphne the Mini Aussie


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.

Daphne’s reference photo.

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Beavis, “I said good-day, sir.”


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.

Beavis’ reference photo.

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Putting the King in PeKINGese

Putting the King in PeKINGese

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.

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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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