Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Yorkie in the Grass

ARTIST's NOTE 10-1-08: This painting has been framed and exhibited, with great success. The selling price reflects both the custom framing and the piece's history.

"Yorkie in the Grass," 12" square, Yorkshire Terrier dog portrait, acrylic on board, $599. Inquiries to .


Today was mostly spent at the computer, finessing a database I built to handle the entries for the Romeo Guild of Art's 48th Annual Thumb Area Artist's Exhibition (at Starkweather Gallery in Romeo, Michigan). Entries will be dropped off Saturday, and I needed to have all my ducks in a row for the weekend's jurying.

Knowing I would be desk-bound for the bulk of the day, I asked my 7 year old daughter over Raisin Bran if she would paint today's dog-a-day for me. Initially she was thrilled, but then got distracted doing her own thing, playing with sidewalk chalk, taking Finnigan for a looooong walk, re-packing her back-to-school supplies for the umpteenth-million time, playing diva (can someone please tell me when light blue eyeshadow came back in style?), and fairy hunting in the backyard, among other things. She just plumb ran out of daylight. And the window of opportunity closed, much to her protest (hubby laughed hysterically at her parroted cries "..but I haven't painted my dog a day yet..." when she was sent to bed).

So I'm cramming this little dog in at the last minute. Sometimes the neatest paintings fall off the brushes when least expected. This piece was inspired by a little sprite at Lake Orion's Dog Days a few weekend's back.

Thanks, as always, for looking. And for sharing these paintings with your friends and family.
See you tomorrow,


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