CUSTOM SILHOUETTES



These are two custom silhouettes that I created for a client in Chicago of her two dogs, Bernie and Henry. I am also happy to capture your children or a loved one in any size or color combination. These would make a great gift for a birthday or the holidays. Contact me for more info here.

I hope that you all have an outstanding weekend and I will see you on Monday!

TILLY FROM DALLAS

My latest subject, a winsome Dallas, TX pooch by the name of Tilly. I don't have any pets myself, so painting all of these adorable dogs is having an effect on me and there may be a day when I actually adopt one for myself! If you have a beloved pet you'd like immortalized or know of someone who does, please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions!

DECK THE HALLS WITH.....

...................bow-wows of Ollie!

Ok, the pun is incredibly cheesy, I know. This is one of my recent dog portrait commissions from an especially nice client of mine in Houston. This is her husband's dog, Ollie.

Even though time is running out, one option for holiday gift-giving is to send a loved one a gift certificate for a portrait of their dog, cat, home or anything that personifies them or holds special meaning for them. I will personalize a gift card/certificate for you and then they can anticipate receiving their custom commission in the new year. It's a very thoughtful and un-generic sort of gift. Contact me here for more information.

GONE TO THE DOGS.....PART 1


"Georgie"

I just wanted to let you know that I have now ventured into the world of pet portraiture. I know you've all been waiting on pins and needles to hear this. Not!! (did I really just use that beyond stale term?) Yes, I know. I, too, have heard the proverbial jokes and defamatory jibes applied to the "desperate" artists who resort to painting pets. Truth is, pets are a big part of people's lives and sometimes loved even more than humans (especially here in Florida). The illustrious artist George Stubbs certainly didn't think animals too lowly a subject!

I'll be honest with you, I don't have any pets. My olfactory is far too sensitive and I have allergies to pet hair and dander. I am the type of person who sneezes, on average, about 5- 7 times in a row (yeah, I know - fun!). Now, I have known some people with such dirty and vile smelling animals that keeping my food down when I was around them posed quite a challenge (the animals, not the people -well, mostly the animals). I can tell you that experiences like that are not ones your senses quickly forget and furthermore don't help any to get me on the pet bandwagon with the majority. However, I do have my moments when I see people like Patricia Gray and her adorable little Yorkie, Nicole, and a wave of pet-envy sweeps over me. Then there is my fellow blogger and friend, Joni Webb of Cote de Texas, who has two dogs, Sammie and Georgie, that are adored by her family. I can't imagine that she lets them get gross. I can see it.... a furry, loyal and adoring creature who guilelessly looks forward to nothing more than waiting for you to come home (besides being fed, maybe). I recently had the honor of immortalizing Joni's dogs in gouache from photos. I am now looking for some new subjects, so please don't be shy and feel free to contact me about painting your favorite little (or big) furry friend or giving a pet portrait for a special occasion.