Friday, January 12, 2018

Far Away Eyes

The scene this cat was sitting in captured me because of the strong darks and lights. It's almost like he was on stage with a spotlight on him. Not to mention that the cat is adorable! 

I do confess to being a "dog person" but I love all creatures big and small.  :D 

5x7 acrylic on gessobord
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Thousand of years ago cats were worshiped as Gods. Cats have never forgotten this.
~ Unknown

Monday, January 8, 2018

On The Hunt

Trying to catch up here as I see I'm falling behind. Life gets in the way sometimes as we all know.
Here is a recent painting I did of a cat. I loved the powerful dark and light shadows in the photograph and tried my best to capture them.


5x7 acrylic on gessobord
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Cats are like music; it's foolish to try to explain their worth to those who don't appreciate them. 
~ Author unknown

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Three's a crowd

Although spring is my favorite time of the year, you just can't beat a good fall pumpkin. The memories flow: carving, (smashing), Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie!!  For today I just settled for a nice still life because I loved that vine so much. :D

8x10 oil on gessobord
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"Each year the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere." ~ Charles Schulz


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Savannah

This painting was a commission from my good friend, Jim Gardner. He is such a good pet owner and very devoted to his precious Savannah.

8x10 oil on gessobord
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Everyone thinks they have the best dog and none of them are wrong. ~ W.R. Purche

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My Eyes Adored You

This is my best friend's dog. I see her a lot. She adores her owner as you can see in her eyes. She's a beautiful dog, friendly, and very sweet. 


5x7 oil on gessobord
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My sunshine doesn't come from the sky, it comes from my dog's love.
~ Author unknown

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Free Spirit

This is a dog I've spent a lot of time being around. He's one of three dogs that live together and he's the alpha male. He's always so glad to see you and as soon as he sees me he's right on my lap for the entire visit. I love this little guy!


7X5 oil on gessobord
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Whoever said diamonds are a girl's best friend never had a dog. 

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Stand By Me

Another adventure into the world of painting animals.  I love this cow's eyes. They say a lot to me because they look like my Robin's eyes (my beautiful golden retriever); soulful, compassionate, trusting, gentle and kind.

8x10 oil on gessobord
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Cows are amongst the most gentle of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them.  And in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
~ Thomas de Quincey