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This is a pastel pet portrait of Carey’s beloved dog, Jay. He fought long and hard to win his battle, but lost this year. I painted this portrait from two photos that she loved, so she would be able to always have him in view.

It is so hard losing a member of your family. Jay was the light of Carey’s life for a long time and brought her such joy. I hope this reminder of Jay will always bring a smile to her face and many good memories.image
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Golden-Out of the Shadow

This is my latest dog painting in pastel. I titled it Golden-Out of the Shadow because of the contrast of light and dark, and because of the way the light was hitting on him, but still there was a cast shadow over him. This was a bit difficult to do because it is only on a 5×8 piece of Uart sanded pastel paper. Still I was pleased with the way it turned out!


This is my latest pet portrait of a pit bull named Juice. He is a sweet, quiet and gentle soul. I can see that through his beautiful brown eyes. He cannot hear very well now, but definitely hasn’t lost his sense of smell! If there’s food around he is sure to be there! But then isn’t that most dogs!

CeCeCeCe is a foster dog at the moment. Hopefully she will find a loving permanent family. When I saw her photo, I just knew I had to paint this beautiful white bulldog. She’s a looker!