Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Introducing Dorie!

Meet Dorie, my new a-DORIE-ble Boston Terrier puppy! Dorie is a typical Boston. She enjoys pestering her big sister, Luna, then snuggling with her in the sunshine. She loves to give kisses, hop on two feet, sleep under the covers at night, everything off the floor and roll in smelly stuff. 😄 She reminds me so much of my first Boston, Sissy!

Here are my first sketches of Dorie done in pen, marker, and pencil on toned paper.

Ever since I painted the monochrome portrait of Sissy in 2018, it had been my plan to paint another portrait of my next Boston in the same style and size. Finally, here it is! It hangs next to Sissy's portrait.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Black Lab portrait update

Cole's eyes and nose are mostly finished and now I'm starting on the fur detail.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Candy Dogs - Lollipop

Keeping with the Lab theme, here is my latest Candy Dog - a very boldly-colored Labrador Retriever named Lollipop.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Labrador Retriever painting first stages

I have started on a commissioned 11" X 14" acrylic painting of a beautiful black Labrador Retriever named Cole. I had the pleasure of visiting Cole and his wonderful owners and taking the reference photos for this portrait.

Here is the progress I have made so far.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Candy Dogs - Marshmallow

Marshmallow the Maltese is Candy Dog number nine.
Circus peanuts make great bows. 😃