Finley

Finley is the new "kid" on the block.  He is a really rambunctious young brearded collie recently acquired by our great friends Teri and John.  His favorite thing is to play ball.  This portrait is a 20 x 24-inch acrylic on canvas.  The painting is titled "Throw it Dad!"


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Bella

Our next door neighbors have the most delightful dog, Bella.  Bella is mostly a bearded collie and very good natured.  This painting of her is a 20 x 24-inch acrylic on canvas.

 


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Posted on: 2/13/2013 at 11:21 AM
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Us at a Younger Time

This portrait was inspired by a photo we had taken several years ago.  It was always one of Lynne's favorites so I thought it would be a good start for a portrait.  I have avoided doing people portraits for many years because they require exteme attention to detail in order to achieve a good likeness.  Lynne was sufficiently pleased with it that it will grace the wall of our master bedroom.  It is a 20 x 24-inch acrylic on canvas board.


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Posted on: 11/12/2009 at 8:52 AM
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Harvey

Harvey was a wild peacock who arrived in our neighborhood in August 2005 along with his bride, Henrietta.  The two remained in the area feeding off the seeds they could find, sunflower seeds we had put out and other food by various neighbors.  They didn't seem to care whether it rained or snowed preferring to stay in the area and roost in the tall douglas fir trees.  Henrietta and Harvey quit getting along in mid summer 2006 and she left.  Harvey stayed on enjoying the easy life he had here.  In Spring 2008 while he was pumped up and aggressive he took on a passing car and lost.  During his stay he had become sufficiently domesticated to come when he was called for food and would eat out of our hands.  His entire time here he was a free bird, and his own bird.  We all miss him, even his springtime "YEOWs" in the middle of the night. His portrait while resting on our deck rail is a 22x28-inch acrylic on watercolor paper.

 


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Posted on: 1/10/2009 at 11:27 AM
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Petey

Ralph and Sue rescued Petey from the animal shelter two years ago.  When he arrived home Petey was a scrawny, scared little Yorkie who had been abused.  The little guy didn't know how to play and was frightened by any sudden movement.  Now he has developed a round belly and runs to get a toy when Ralph comes home from work.  His portrait is a 20 x 24-inch acrylic on canvas. 

 


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Posted on: 1/4/2009 at 9:18 AM
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Prince - Tale of a dog

Prince's story began in 1996 when Steve brought him home as a frisky puppy for Dori on her birthday.  He was a lively little guy with huge feet that foretold how big this dalmatian puppy would grow to be.  As with most pups, Prince performed his fair share of messing on the floor and chewing the leather furniture, as well as harrassing the two cats whose home was here before Prince arrived.  Over the years Prince was a great companion and protector who loved to go for walks in the evening near his Arizona home.  Like most people who have dogs Steve and Dori considered Prince to be one of the family and their "child".

In November 2008, Prince passed on at a ripe old age of nearly 12 years.  As a rememberance of Prince I painted a portrait, 20 x 24 inch acrylic on canvas.  Hopefully this will help Steve and Dori deal with the loss of their best friend. 

 


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Posted on: 12/20/2008 at 11:11 AM
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