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Thinking of Boris

Boris feature image

My yearly tribute to Boris, our big black Mastador who passed in 2019, this time featuring a new graphite portrait of the big guy.

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Dreamer & Izzy

Dreamer Izzy feature image

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything, let alone a pet portrait. To be honest, after Christmas portrait orders fell off a cliff and haven’t bounced back yet. I think the economy is forcing people to cut back on the frills. At any rate, here is one of my absolute favorite Christmas portraits from last year. This is …

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Harvey in snow

Harvey feature image

Harvey was a local commission as a birthday gift.

Milo

Milo Feature Image

This portrait of Milo shows how important the eyes are to a portrait. Get ’em right and you’re golden. Get ’em wrong and you’ll never be satisfied with the painting.

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Max With a Stick

max with a stick

Max is a happy puppy with a stick. This is a portrait commission from early 2021.

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Snow Wrestling with Beorn and Jasper

The fight for dominance is fierce as these two evenly matched puppies battle for alpha status in a snowy cage match. Two enter. Two leave, but with biscuit treats.

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Hiking With Dogs

Hiking with dogs

The Missus and I love to go hiking with dogs. Usually our hiking season is July – early September, but this year it will be scaled back a bit. Why? Beorn, our Bernese Mountain Dog, is recovering from his second knee surgery in two years. He needs time to build his strength back. Hudson looking forward to hiking and more …