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Jinx was a fun subject. A dynamic sport dog active in disc and dock diving, his owner gave me free rein to choose whatever picture I wanted. It was a bit of difficult choice, because Stephanie’s pictures were excellent quality … Continue reading
My friend Penny raised German shepherds for over thirty years. She bred dogs from traditional German bloodlines; with generations of titles in Schutzhund. Her dogs were beautiful, athletic and smart. Penny donated entire litters to Leader Dogs for the Blind, … Continue reading
I have always harbored (no pun intended) a bit of obsession with dolphins. I started this painting last night. It’s larger than most of my works, about 16×20″. I wanted to show a pod of bottlenose dolphins swimming under water. … Continue reading
Sometimes you can just tell from a photo. When Libby’s mom emailed me asking me to paint her portrait, I looked at the pics and asked her what the story was. Libby just had a presence. Her mom, Susan, wrote … Continue reading
It’s hard to imagine a circus without elephants, but let’s hope that is the direction we’re going, now that Ringling has announced its intent to retire its herd of pachyderms. I’ve heard both arguments on the cause of elephants in … Continue reading
When I got the request to paint a Standard Poodle I went, “COOL!” because I am nuts about the breed. They can be really active, so I envisioned doing a portrait of one leaping with a big laughing face and … Continue reading
I just completed this acrylic painting of a corgi running agility and was reminded again of how the wisest pet owners leave the art up to the artist. A sport dog offers great subject matter; the painting is loaded with energy … Continue reading
Someone posted a photo of a black wolf crossing the ice near my hometown yesterday in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula. It inspired this painting. The canvas is small, only 9×12″, so the wolf is done in very tiny detail. Wolves are considered … Continue reading
I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of more slates! Just last year I started doing more slate paintings and am going full throttle now. One of the challenges lies in the inherent grain of the slate. This has been especially interesting … Continue reading
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