Wednesday, July 31, 2013

'ROSEMARY"

MY BELOVED  DOG - SUPER SWEET - VERY LOVABLE
Rosemary works at the OM Gallery Store, downtown Steamboat Springs - if you want to meet her she's there wed - sun 1 to 5. I can't believe how soft she is and what a sweety too.  She's the perfect store greeter!
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Monday, July 29, 2013

"GRETA"

PRETTY - PRETTY PRINCESS WHO LOVES DIRT!
Greta is strikingly beautiful. She is fiercely independent, totally alpha and the leader of our pack. She is very loyal to her humans and her pack. She is strong & brave yet super sweet & very sensitive. She is highly intelligent, confident and...”polite.” One time I had her tied up where I was having lunch and someone asked if she was my dog, when I said yes, he said, "she's the most polite dog I have ever met!"

Saturday, July 27, 2013

"ECKO"

SPIRITED
Here's a new size for dog portraits - it's 16" X 10" -  and will come framed since it's such an odd size. This size is perfect for standing - regal style dog poses. I took pictures of Ecko a couple of weeks ago and thought she would make a great sample painting. Ecko will be on display for the month of September at Creekside Cafe - more on that later!
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"ADORABLE"

POUDRE - TOO SWEET!
Here's the final painting of Poudre. I can''t tell you how many pics I took of Poude - but I finally got what I was looking for - and here's the painting that I am happy to show. I never thought it would happen for this special dog.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"BRECK"

INTERESTED 
I was taking pictures of Yogi Bear and Breck kept posing for me. He seemed to be interested in all the happenings. I can't tell you how excited I was to paint a white dog. It was liberating. 
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Monday, July 22, 2013

"YOGI BEAR"

SWEETEST SOUL EVER - KIND - LOVING - PLAYFUL

I'm so glad I met Yogi Bear. His owner told me that his eyes were a piercing amber color - I have never seen eyes that round and that bright - I worked on Yogi's eyes for 2 days - no kidding! I hope I got it somewhat close. What a great dog.
Also wanted to inform everyone my internet was out hence no blog. Sorry but that's technology for ya!
Hope all is well with everyone. Thanks for following. 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

"PIPER"

RED WAS HER COLOR - HIKING HER  PASSION
Piper's story by Lindsay - She was my only friend and companion when I moved to Colorado. 
She loved hiking with me. We called her Piper, Piper the Red, red worm as she'd wriggle
about in the dirt every time she'd get out of the water.
I have rubies in my wedding band for her.




Friday, July 12, 2013

"SUMMIT"

SWEET AND CUDDLY 
Summit was rescued from the Boulder Humane Society and has found his 
perfect - lovable forever home! He's a lucky dog!!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

"ICEKREM"

ROUTE 66 SERIES
All I can tell you is that Scruffy got the best of me today.I blotted him with newsprint and he's  ready for tomorrow. Trying to give you the best I have to offer so you must wait another day for a successful Scruffy. 
Nothing to post for pets so I thought I'd give you something else for a change. The Route 66 Series is on display at Harwigs if you're interested. 
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Saturday, July 6, 2013

"ELSIE"


ELSIE SURVIVED HURRICANE KATRINA
She had a fear of running out of food to eat - pretty sweet
She was rescued and found her forever home - Elsie changed their lives forever. 
OK so why 2 portraits.
Well I've painted Elsie at least 5 times - the paintings have all been wiped away and these are the 2 that survived for various artistic reasons. I could not make up my mind and make a clear choice on which photo worked the best - on occasion I have to try it different ways before I'm satisfied. I love the way both of these turned out - the Elsie lovers will have to choose which one works for them.  
Keep in mind that I make decisions based on composition and design - I may have conveyed that a particular photo may work and find out it doesn't - I make the decision to change it based on a gut reaction. 
PAINTINGS TAKE AT LEAST TWO WEEKS TO DRY - THEN A DAY TO VARNISH!
Next in line - SCRUFFY - TILLY & HERBIE
THANKS

Thursday, July 4, 2013

"KENAI"


SUPER SWEET
This lucky dog has found his forever home - after he fell off a truck at 8 weeks old and got run over. His owner never noticed and didn't stop. Kenai was at the vet for a month! 
The stories coming in for this portrait project are important reminders to celebrate these wonderful animals and their forever homes. 
Thanks for letting me be a part of this great experience.

Monday, July 1, 2013

"JACK"


CONFIDENT, PROTECTOR, SWEETY
This is a true - straight back german shepherd. What a treat to meet such a beautiful dog.