Wednesday, December 10, 2014

"Lily and Winston" (oil on linen; 8" x 10") sold


"Lily and Winston" is for Katherine, who commissioned the painting for her husband.  Lily on the right is a 7 1/2-year-old greater Swiss mountain dog.  She is afraid of fart noises (!) and hence is scared of Katherine's 6-month-old child.  But she is such a gentle soul, sweet with children and other dogs.  She loves attention so much that she once let Katherine's dentist husband pull out a loose tooth without anesthesia!

Winston is a 7-year-old pug, who is afraid of nothing.  He snorts and snores and walks around with so much attitude!  He loves to eat mail, but hates rain (he will poop in the house rather than go outside in the rain!).  He is totally devoted to Lily and follows her around; he got depressed when she was sick once.  Winston likes to curl up with Lily to sleep.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

"Bhodi" (oil on linen; 7" x 5") sold


"Bhodi" is for Lacey.  Bhodi is a young golden retriever.  The portrait shows him when he was puppy; he is now two years old.  He is a sweet, obedient, and loyal boy who loves to go for walks on the beach and play in the sand.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

"Scout" (oil on linen; 10" x 8") sold


"Scout" is for Susie.  Scout is a 9-months-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  He is loving, loyal, and as sweet as they come.  He loves people and super friendly.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

"Patches" (oil on linen; 10" x 8") sold


"Patches" is for Jen.  Patches is an 8-year-old, black and white cockapoo who weighs about 19 pounds.  He wags his short nubby tail and shakes his hiny every time he sees one of his family members.  He is such a little love bug.  He is a jumper, hopping like a little bunny around the yard.  His nicknames are Booger, Stinker, Love Bug, and Booger Butt!

Patches thinks he's human.  He sleeps in the bed, wants to drink water out of plastic cups, and loves to go bye bye and ride in the car with his head out the window barking at his own echo.  He likes socks, his stuffed animals, and to play fetch.  He is, however, scared of cardboard boxes or things unfamiliar.  He hops backwards and barks, then runs side to side in efforts to figure out.  He is definitely a joy!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

"Mac" (oil on linen; 8" x 8") sold


"Mac" is for Jamie.  Mac, a collie, is one of those dogs that are practically human.  He can communicate almost as if he could talk!  He has been the faithful companion of Jamie's parents for 13 years, and they call him a "Velcro dog" because he stays attached to Jamie's dad whenever possible.  He used to crawl in their laps too--all 70 pounds of fur.  He is very patient even now that there are two little kids added to mix.  He is a truly amazing dog. Although he is sick now, he sure loved playing and "herding" his people as a young dog.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

"Fin" (oil on linen; 8" x 6") sold


"Fin" is for Amy, who commissioned the painting for her friend.  Fin had little blond hairs all around his muzzle and across his chest and down his legs.  Other than than, he was all black. He was quiet, smart, and protective of his family.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

"Bosley" (oil on linen; 10" x 10") sold


"Bosley" is for Kellie, who commissioned the portrait for her husband.  Bosley is a 3-year-old boxer with more personality and energy than anyone could have ever imagined a dog having. He is the sweetest, happiest, and most energetic boxer!

Monday, December 1, 2014

"Cas" (oil on linen; 8" x 8") sold


"Cas" is for Meagan.  Cas is a 10-year-old Shar Pei who is Meagan's mother-in-law's baby. Meagan's husband got him in college, but a few moves resulted in Cas's new home with her in-laws.  Cas has become super playful in his old age, playing around with Meagan's two kids. When he was a puppy, he loved chasing squirrels.  But his new home doesn't have enough trees, so he has to resort to snagging the kids' stuffed animals.  Cas doesn't have a mean bone in his body, just a very sweet dog.  He is highly intelligent and fiercely loyal as most Shar Peis are.