Saturday, March 31, 2012



Friday, March 30, 2012

Tres Chic

This dog is a poodle/terrier mix, and her funny little face just makes me laugh. She looks like she is quite pleased with her coiffure.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Francois is listed as a poodle, but I don't know...I think there may be a spaniel somewhere with some explaining to do.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012



This is Casey. Casey is my grandson's cat. I'm not sure, but I suspect Casey spent time as a zen master in the art of relaxation during one of his nine lives.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ol' Blue Eyes


Saturday, March 24, 2012

You Can Tell Me...

...I'm all ears.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Nobody's Baby

This is a shelter kitty. She's nobody's baby.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Tennis, anyone?

I've reworked this painting several times. It just didn't look right. I finally changed the background color to a medium value. I think that helped. The previous dark background seemed to overwhelm the dog's face, and also obscured the tennis ball. I like the heavier neutral impasto background. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012



This is a custom portrait of  RyLee, a very sweet dachshund.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Eddie's a German shepherd. He's about a year old - a teenager in dog years!

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Peaches is a golden retriever/spaniel mix, and, boy, did I ever struggle with this painting. I wiped it so many times before I finally gave up. I had a lot of problems with perspective. It seemed whenever I got one part of the face to look right, it threw off everything else.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Larry Chihuahua


Friday, March 9, 2012


Greta is a whippet mix.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Our beautiful Molly girl. Molly is my mom's springer spaniel, and a beloved member of our family. Molly is a big girl who thinks she is a lap dog. She just exudes love and happiness. Molly was my dad's loyal companion, and stayed close by his side until he died. I have poignant memories of Dad and Mom with Molly on the beach near the Florence jetty. Molly was a young dog at that time and her ears would fly in the wind as she ran back and forth on the beach.  She's an old girl now, and living a cozy life with my mom in Arizona. Sweet, sweet Molly.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Oil on canvas. 6"x6"

Monday, March 5, 2012


Oil on canvas. 5"x7

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Oil on canvas. 5"x7"

I purchased a couple of Carol Marine's "ArtBytes" and tried some of the techniques on this painting. I'm really happy with the tutorials - they are very helpful.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Oil on canvas, 6"x6"

Jess is a four year old Whippet/Shepherd mix.

Friday, March 2, 2012


Oil on canvas. 5"x7"

This is Kaizer. He's a German Shepherd/Siberian Husky mix, and a real charmer.