This painting was a gift by way of a gift certificate that I gave to a friend who's name is Patricia on Sept 2016. Patricia always knew she wanted it to be of her beloved bassit hound named Sadie Mae, who was a rescue dog she had for many years. As is the way, life was busy and getting some photos for me to work from took the back burner. Sadly early this fall Sadie Mae was diagnosed with cancer and passed away. She was a big sweetheart and was lucky enough to live out the majority of her life spoiled and loved the way she should be with Patricia and her hubby, as well as everyone else fortunate enough to meet her.
This was a piece that was commissioned for a Birthday gift. When I received the photos I would be working from I melted, she was so sweet, a big beautiful girl. I have always been a cat person but for a couple of years now I'm also a dog person.
This is a gift for my brothers girlfriend. She has this HUGE german shepard who although a couple of years old now acts very much like a playful puppy. When they bring her to our place, she and our shih tzu cross have a short lived visit. As soon as Amber brings her huge paws into play Teddy yipes and snaps at her for all he's worth. He does not appreciate her sheer power even if she thinks its all play. So Amber must stick to playing with the horse's ball that she claimed as her own and bug their cat Oscar until he gets annoyed and takes a couple swipes at her nose.
This was a commissioned piece from my cousin of her beautiful pup who she adopted as a rescue a few years ago. Its so unthinkable that anyone would hurt such a sweet shy girl but sadly that was the case. But she was one of the very lucky ones who now is a pampered pup in a very loving home.
This is a painting of my dog Teddy who just turned 10 months old. Its been a while since I have painted something for myself and it was so enjoyable. It helps that the subject is so darn cute.
Life is often, at least for me, a series of waves. Sometimes gentle, where reflection is easier. Other times the waves are larger and more threatening, making it difficult to navigate. When the waves are smaller you can more clearly see the sweet simple things and feel such happiness.
That is what I see in this painting, a sweet moment caught in time.
I started this painting with the chasing dog being a rusty colour. I decided to lighten his fur and make the whole scene a softer version.