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.

You may use the links below right to receive my daily paintings via email or to follow my blog with a feed. I post additional info, including in-process jpgs and other related information, on the studio Facebook page as well.

Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Friday, January 09, 2009

"Nellie," Terrier Painting

"Terrier Pup (Nellie)," 5" x 7", JRT puppy portrait, acrylic on canvasboard, $249. Inquiries to .


This puppy belongs to a friend of mine, who like everyone with a new puppy, feeds my frenzy by showering me with photos.

My original plan was to paint Nellie as the New Year's Baby, but at the end of December there weren't enough quality references for me to build a painting from. You see, Nellie, being a busy little terrier, isn't the most perfect model. I have many blurred shots of her in motion, including several of her bum as she dashed out of the camera's range.

Shift to Plan B, which was just to paint the portrait on her timetable. Then fast forward to today. Your 2009 New Year's Baby!

Recently I've gotten several requests: "is it ok if I forward your emails or information onto a friend?" YES! Please do - referrals are the best sorts of compliments. Feel free to share Painting a Dog a Day with your family, friends, groomer, veterinarian, and Bark Park buddies. Shout it out to the world if you feel so inclined. I will always be grateful for your recommendations.

And to prove my thanks, I'd like to offer a 10% discount on newly booked commissions for any returning clients. This applies only to commissions that are not currently on my calendar. If you have recently acquired a puppy or new family member, or simply want to memorialize one that's already a part of your life, shoot me an email ( and let's get it scheduled. I'm currently booking commissions for January 2010, with a few 2009 Holiday slots left for repeat customers.

Thanks, as always, for your time! Enjoy the weekend, and I'll see you come Monday,

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