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

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Halo's Heart


 
 
"Halo's Heart," from the "Cherished" series, 9" x 15", one of two portraits I'm creating of this gorgeous long haired German Shepherd puppy. This one is acrylics on a museum quality panel, and she will go to the first one raising their hand for $529. Of course, first dibs on both Halo pieces belong to her Mom, but in the meanwhile inquiries may come to me.
 

If I still have the painting this fall, Halo will be part of myArtPrize installation in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 
In process views of this piece are on the studio's Facebook page.

 
And now I'm rushing back to my easel - I have another very wet piece happening, and want to keep momentum going for as long as I can!

 
Thanks for following along with me and my art,



It's Summer Vacation, Baby!!

 
Which is a big deal to Clover and Lily, pictured above. They get far more priviledges during summer vacation than, say, in the middle of winter when it is a chore to shovel a path out into the yard and chisel the ice off the roof of their hutch.

 
This week, the girls have been enjoying daily afternoon siestas on the back porch (the same porch that got a fresh look with Van Gogh's Irises, of which you can see a small corner underneath their toes), complete with fresh apple slices and organic greens direct from the garden (which they so generously fertilized!).

 
They seem to especially love stretching their legs, and reward us with joyous twistey-stretchey jumps and hops - we call them Binkeys. They also play a bunny soccer with Mona's toys (much to Mona's chagrin! she's not so good at sharing, and watches with great interest from the other side of the back door).

 
(Just in case you are curious, these young ladies came from our animal shelter a few years back. Yes, shelters have far more than cats and dogs - check with yours to see if they can help you find the perfect companion animal for your family!)

 
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