Tag Archives: Watercolors

3 Dog Night?

I titled this 3 dog night because I was recently commissioned to paint 3 dogs before the Christmas holiday. Just found out that two of them were rescue dogs and the other brought home as a puppy.
As usual I fell in love with these 3 as I was painting them. The first was Sophie, who was rescued from a shelter after giving birth. Somebody adopted the puppies, but left Sophie behind. But luckily for Sophie, an angel came along and helped her find a loving home!
The second dog was Brodie. He was brought home by a child as a puppy and was described to me as a big goofball. I saw him and thought he was rather regal looking. A take charge kind of fellow.
And lastly, but not least, was Bella! Bella was also rescued pregnant. She to me appeared so loving and cuddly and oh, those eyes. She looked calm and so peaceful and grateful to be a part of this trio!
All three were painted as separate portraits. And I was so pleased to be the one who got to paint them! I love painting pet portraits and making the people who gave so much for them HAPPY! By doing this I really hope to be bringing a little joy to the world!
Here they are…Sophie

 

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3 dogs and a cat

I am currently working on a commissioned painting of 3 different types of dogs and a cat. It has been a challenge so far. Not so much painting the animals, but painting the setting that was requested. I am working it out slowly and it will get done.

I love animals and painting them, but sometimes I get some really different requests for backgrounds. In the process though I am learning a lot, not only about what I am painting but also about myself as an artist.

I do this because it makes me happy to make others happy! And knowing that these were all rescue animals makes me happier!

And when it’s finished I will post it so you can see for yourself.

Talua and Lloyd III

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This was a commissioned piece I painted in watercolor for a client. These two labs are service dogs she owns. They are such beautiful labs and I was really pleased to create this painting!

Taz

Taz

Taz

This Is a watercolor painting of a dog named Taz. I know if you have a dog, you have seen this look before! The look and pose of this dog says it all. The size of this painting was 16×12.

Taz is part Rottweiler and part German Shepherd and belongs to an artist friend.