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Friday, November 27, 2009

Bernese Mountain Dog Christmas Winter Pup Painting in OIL

"Berner Christmas Pup," 6"x 6", 
oil on stretched canvas, (SOLD, thank you!)

Among all the hustle & bustle of Thanksgiving and holiday orders I was able to complete this Bernese Mountain Dog Christmas Pup painting. I'm hoping the sun will come out here in Michigan such that I can get a better photo, but rest assured there is much more color & detail than what may appear!If you are interested in purchasing this piece drop me an email here, or if you are interested in having a custom pet portrait done feel free to contact me as well! A GRREAT Gift idea, or a gift for yourself to cherish for years to come! :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wishing Everyone a Truly Blessed, Family Filled Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! One that is filled with lots of laughter, fun, & of course yummy things to eat! Seems hard to believe there is only a little more than 4 weeks until Christmas!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Great GIVEAWAYS!Annechovie,pve design,Janet Hill, & MORE!!

Be sure to head on over to Kate's New Holiday Giveaway Blog 'As Good As Cake Reviews & Giveaways', there are some really AWESOME Giveaways happening NOW and throughout the next few weeks! Here is the list of some of the sponsors that are participating one of which is me! I am giving away a Custom Oil Painting on Nov. 30th! So be sure to stop by her blog today! :)

Good luck!!

Confirmed 2009 Holiday Giveaway Sponsors:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

*Christmas*Pup*Paintings*(Available on Ebay Now :)

"Berner's 1st Christmas," 6"x 6",
oil on stretched canvas,(available on ebay)

"Saint Bernard Puppy's 1st Christmas," 6"x 6",
oil on stretched canvas,(available on ebay)

 "Papillon's 1st Christmas," 6"x 6",
oil on stretched canvas,(available on ebay)

Here is a trio of delightful pups experiencing their very 1st Christmas snow! Each is painted on stretched canvas with the edges painted black, so they can be easily hung as is! No framing necessary! A perfect gift for the holidays, or a treat for yourself! :) (*These paintings will help us pay for our Jedha to be seen by a canine cancer specialist, he has an appointment set up for next week, please feel free to pass on this post to family, friends, & fellow dog lovers! Thank you!:)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Prayers Needed for Our Jedha...

For the next few weeks I will not be able to donate 10% of each painting to dog rescue, as we need to have some lumps checked out on our dog, Jedha, at a cancer specialist and need to save up the money to do this. If you are looking at having a portrait of your pet done, please consider scheduling it soon as it will help us pay for the examination, and if need be, any procedures they may need to do (fingers & paws crossed they will not). In the meantime, please keep our precious Jedha in your prayers that these lumps are not cancer. I just cannot imagine losing him. He is by far the most gentle, loving wonderful bundle of fur I have ever known. He helped me get thru my homesickness when I lived in Australia, and he is my little buddy here at home in Michigan.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

GRCGLA 2009 Charity Auction for Golden Retriever Rescue

I just wanted to pass on that the Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue is holding their annual Charity Auction on ebay and all proceeds benefit their rescue! I donated a Pet Portrait :) Click here to see all the wonderful items that will be available starting November 26...a little somethin for everyone!

Friday, November 13, 2009

ART FRAUD on ebay & even Michaels!!

PLEASE do REAL, hardworking artists a favor and be aware of the rampant ART FRAUD on ebay & now even at Michaels!!

Check out this new blog sent to me by a fellow artist:

I also wrote a GUIDE on ebay last year on How To Spot a FAKE Oil Painting. Click here. It seems that the problem is only getting worse as computer programs such as Photoshop make it VERY easy for anyone to take a photo, alter it, and make it look like not only an oil painting, but a watercolor, drawing, charcoal, you name it! If something looks 'a little too good to be true', chances are it is a FAKE!

**And the latest dog rescued from being chained!!! from Coalition to Unchain Dogs :) 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Beloved Coral, Golden Retriever Painting in Oil...

("Coral," 18"x 24", oil on stretched canvas,
nfs, private commission)

I finally finished this portrait of a dear Golden Retriever named Coral who was taken far too soon from her family at only 6 years of age. I cannot wait to hear what the family thinks of the portrait as it is going to be a gift from my customer. If you would like to have a Pet Memorial Painting done feel free to contact me. I am currently taking commissions, however, to insure delivery in time for the holidays you would need to order your portrait before Dec.4th.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Beautiful Asha, Australian Shepherd Dog Portrait in Oil

"Asha," 9"x 12", oil on canvas,
10% will be donated to Heeling Hearts ACD Rescue 
I am really thrilled with how Asha's portrait turned out! I actually used a couple different photos to create this piece as I wanted the gentle face from one photo to be paired with the playful ears of the other. I so enjoy painting Australian Dogs, because their coloring is just so unique! If you are interested in having a portrait done of your precious pup, feel free to contact me!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Currently on my Easel, a Golden Retriever & Australian Cattle Dog

Just thought I'd give you a peek of what is currently on my easel...a HUGE Golden Retriever painting (18"x 24") and a beautiful Australian Shepherd. I also am working on a Sheltie and a pair of Miniature Schnauzers, and will be starting a Black Lab soon as well!I can feel the holiday rush already starting!Less than 8 weeks left!