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, July 08, 2009

Pei Play

"Pei Play," 10" x 20", portrait of two Shar-peis, acrylic on canvasboard, complete with custom framing, $729. (In the interest of full disclosure, this painting actually took me 2 days to complete, not the requisite Painting a Dog a Day's one day.) Inquiries may come to me.

The above painting is Jay with his sister Raisin. They didn't start life out together. Raisin, being the oldest & wisest, sagely allowed Jay to join the family. Jay was "discovered" (err, rescued) off Craig's list.
I've painted their portraits previously and separately (Raisin was one of the first Dog a Days, and Jay, or "Chocolate Pei," 8" square, pictured below, was done just a few weeks back but I hadn't had a chance to share him yet), but couldn't resist painting this piece of them together.

"Pei Play" epitomizes sheer joy, resilience and vitality. The perfect combination for this October's 2nd annual "Helping Paws" exhibition hosted by the Canine Art Guild. Helping Paws is a unique art show where the participating artists choose a rescue or shelter to partner with, and the sale of their artwork supports that particular group. There also will be People's Choice awards in the form of cash donations made to the partner animal rescue/shelter. "Pei Play" will be one of my entries for this particular show.
Now I'm off to spend a little time on myself. Can't decide if I should curl up with a good read or make progress on my latest knitting project, a laptop sleeve for my new powerbook. Either way, I'll also have a glass of wine and a warm gooey brownie.
Thanks as always for looking at and sharing my artwork.

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