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, March 11, 2009

The BooBerries, Vizsla Puppies

"The BooBerries," 16" x 8", vizsla puppy portraits in acrylic on canvasboard, $529. Proceeds from the sale of this painting will be donated to the Vizsla Welfare Foundation. Inquiries may come to

I am lucky enough to know a Vizsla Goddess. In the years since we met she has graciously allowed me to paint her dogs (you can see them at her above link) numerous times, always with the understanding that I'll donate in return to the VWF. It's a wonderful arrangement - I get to paint some great dogs, and then future generations of Vizslas benefit.
I had started a similar composition about 3 years back, but the painting was monstrously huge- the pups were larger than life. I got it all blocked in, and then was too scared to go any further (yes, I get intimidated by my own ideas - how wimpy is that?), so the canvas has languished in the studio ever since.
I've always loved the concept of pups snuggled together, and with the wind howling about today I wanted to try it again, but at a smaller and more manageable scale.
My goal? To say as much as I could with as little brushwork as possible. Although the paint dried (and photographed) a tad darker than I expected, I am pleased with the energy of the brushwork, the overall variety of color, and the mood of the painting.
Thanks so much for looking at, and sharing, my paintings!
See you tomorrow,

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