Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fergus


One of 3 Boxer portraits that I have been commissioned to do.

Fergus was a wonderful girl that I walked for many years. She was sweet and good natured and loved to lie on her back and sun her belly. She passed away a few years ago, and her owners asked me to paint this picture.

Love you and miss you, little girl.


Fergus
10x10" Oil on cradled panel
NFS



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Friday, October 27, 2017

I Did it! New Etsy Shop

 It has been a long time coming, but I got my Pet Portrait Etsy Shop up and running. It is quite labour intensive to start one, but now that I more or less have a system, I can maintain it, and get on with some actual painting.

Check it out!:
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Gulls on Ice2

These gulls look like they are standing on water, but there is a thin layer of ice on the lake, and some of the gulls catch some rays there on the last days of winter.

6 x6" Oil on cradled panel

Sunday, April 10, 2016

University Sunset 2

I did a similar one from a photo taken at the same time (bad driving practice, taking photos while driving!). This one is slightly larger, and a different crop.

12x12" Oil on birch panel

Storm Clearing

Facing west on Lakeshore Blvd. in Toronto, there was a dramatic clearing of a rainstorm. I couldn't resist photographing it. One day I will get in trouble for distracted driving!

16 x 20" Oil on canvas

Friday, March 18, 2016

Whitby Sunset

Again at Whitby, England, the sun poking through the clouds and adding interesting reflections.

9 x 12" Oil on Canvas

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Pork Pies

Many English people cherish their traditional foods. These British pork pies, and quite delicious. Painting from a photo, I unwisely started it before dinner, and was too distracted by my hunger to continue!

8x6" Oil on Raymar cotton panel