I made sure to emphasis her pretty eyes and big smile. What a happy girl! This was the first painting that I started adding the name. Luckily the client was happy with that idea so I started doing it on future portraits.
This is a self promotional portrait. I wanted to do one incorporating a bandanna. I had a dog just like this when I was in high school, but it was a Motley Crue bandanna instead of an American flag. It was the 1980’s!
The commission to paint this handsome dog came from a former co-worker. Chaz has innocent eyes and a beautiful face.
These guys look like a canine crime fighting team. This was the first time I attempted two dogs in one portrait.
This is the first guinea pig that I was commissioned to paint. The cutest part of his face are the eyes and nose. This is also the first time I painted only the head, which I liked and started that practice in the rest of my portraits.
This beautiful black mixed lab was drawn in a rough hand-drawn style that compliments the geometric shapes of the background. What has his attention off camera? Only he knows.
This cute little guy looks like he is ready for an adventure! This was a commission for a friend of mine of her two-year old yorkie. His name is Winston and he is a wild man! You can see that by the look in his eyes.
Look at this happy dog! Dogs look fantastic while wearing sunglasses, hats, bandanas or anything else. This tongue wagging guy was painted in a 1980’s theme with loud neon color and abstract shapes that were popular in that decade.
Look at this crazy dog! This is a commissioned piece for the dad of a co-worker. Zella has been through every canine training course available, but in the end a silly dog is still exists with with tongue wagging and head tilting in fine form.
When i was first told the name of this beautiful black haired feline, I immediately thought she was named after an Egyptian goddess. But after I did research I discovered she was named after a 1985 Filmation cartoon character, She-Ra: Princess of Power. She was part of the Masters of the Universe story line. How…