Sunday, May 2, 2010


12x12" oil on canvas

This is a commission that my busy recent past delayed. I'm catching up and even though I can hear the whistle, I'm bettin that light at the end of the tunnel is not another train. Kidding. I'm actually enjoying myself.


  1. Love him, those eyes are really looking at you, what a sweety!

  2. I LOVE it! Look at that face! You are amazing at how you capture so much personality and life in everything you paint. Just beautiful! :)

  3. Suzanne, this is stunning. The owner will be so happy for this beautiful piece!

  4. Beautiful satiny fur, and nice decision on the red!

  5. Hi Suzanne,

    Glad you are enjoying yourself and that you have taken back your life a bit... sounds like puppies are a lot like kids!

    This is so well done. Love the sheen on his coat. He looks well taken care of and I'm sure your clients were blown away.


  6. Beautifully done. I really like the coloured highlights and warm background.

  7. Suzanne, another wonderful portrait. I love the eyes and the satin texture of the fur. The owner will be thrilled with this portrait. Well done.

  8. Just love your dog portraits! They have so much personality. I like the way you have adjusted the treatment of the paintings to match the personalities...strong strokes and vivid colors on the playful ones and the soft luxurious coat for this innocent, sweet face. All are beautifully painted!

    So glad to hear Raz is rounding the corner and nearly well!

  9. Nice one Suzanne, the background really ties on witht he eyes.

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  11. What a beautiful portrait of an obviously sweet personality! I especially love the soft look of the fur that you captured so well.

  12. Diana, thank you so much! I love his name.

    Crystal, Wow, what a very kind and generous comment, thank you so very much!

    AutumnLeaves, thank you! Happily they did like it. Whew!

    Mona, thanks so much. I was afraid the color pairing might be too halloweenie, so thank you!

    Nicki, thank you. I'm sure real kids are so much more, but these fur babies are quite the handful and yes, thank goodness, with Raz able to frolic with his bro, I'm able to do so much more. And thank you so much for your kind comment.

    Vern, thank you so much!

    Joan, how kind! I really appreciate your words, thank you so much!

    Gwen, thank you so much! Your comment means a lot, I didn't even realize that. Thank you so very much.

    Sam, thank you very much.

    Diana, thank you!

    rgarriott, merci beaucoup mon cheri!

  13. Love the deep orange background here!



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