Thursday, December 31, 2009
A custom hand painted ornament. I prefer to use the Martha Stewart 3 inch glass ornaments. She comes out with new, interesting colors every year, so they are fun to paint. I used a sage green ornament for this yellow lab mix, named Annie.
I was commissioned to paint a portrait of 2 Yorkies, Caesar and Buddy. My client had a long, narrow spot that she wanted to place the painting in. I incorporated the bench and hydrangeas and placed the 2 dogs in the middle. She loved it!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I was commissioned about 2 years ago to paint a portrait of a a Brindle Chihuahua. The dogs' owner is a big fan of Freda Kahlo, so I decided to the paint the portrait in the style of Freda Kahlo. The dog's regal pose worked perfectly for this portrait.
This is our beloved dog, Jake. He likes to snuggle on my son's bed. We adopted Jake 8 years ago from a great rescue group named Animals for Life in Middlebury CT. He brings us joy and laughter every day. When we adopted him he was 8 months old and had been given away 4 times. It took him a long time to understand that when he went in the car with us, he wasn't being given away. After a rough start in life, he now owns the house and our hearts.