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July 27, 2018

I have often been asked how I paint my pet portraits.  I always paint in oils, my personal preferred medium, and insist on using a very clear photograph.  Lighting is important, but what is most necessary is a strong image of your pet's eyes.  We view their souls throu...

October 10, 2017

I find that, as an artist, it is often difficult to promote change to a style that provides comfort.  For the past several years, I have promoted pet portraits;  pets being dogs mostly.  I learned their character, their anatomy, and I have been successful capturing the...

August 23, 2017

As most of you know, I have concentrated my artistic talents on pets of the 4 legged type, being mostly dogs and cats.  Today, I attempt to enter the equestrian arena 

This is the the beginning of SPARTAN.  After a careful colored pencil study, I am blending a barn...

August 17, 2017

Rocco is finished.  She is a Belgium Shepherd that recently passed away.  Losing your pet is often harder than losing an actual family member.  To many of us , our 4 legged companions are with us many more minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, than any human comp...

August 16, 2017

I am still working on this portrait.  I find it necessary to NOT look at a painting for a day or two once I think it is complete.  In doing this, I can more easily see and correct any mistakes that I have made.  This is an oil on canvas, 11x14.  Almost ready to go home...

August 16, 2017

Once I paint the background, I bond with the animal by painting the eyes and surrounding features.  To me, this is the most important part of the painting.  If I can connect with the soul of the dog, and the eyes ARE the windows to our souls, then I can complete the pa...