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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...

August 15, 2017

I always try to paint the background of my portraits prior to jumping into the actual animal.  I find this important because we want the background to be just what it is, the grounding for the back of the painting.  If you attempt to add the background as a later thoug...

July 14, 2017

Our 4 legged family members , unfortunately, don't live as long as we would prefer.  It is said that they don't live so long is because they are born loving unconditionally, and owners, sadly, take decades to learn this.  What a blessing they own.  What a blessing WE o...

June 17, 2017

Started sketching Dixie and Luna - will begin to apply paint soon!

f you have a dog who has made you laugh, 

brightened your life, 

silently accepted your tears without judgement, 

snuggled with you, 

forgiven your faults and loved you anyway, 

you are one of the lucky ones!...

May 29, 2017

I cannot remember a day in my life without what the dictionary deems "a domestic animal kept for companionship and pleasure" - my dog.  Yes, companionship and yes, pleasure, but my four legged family members have taught me so many life lessons, most of which I attempt,...

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