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Self Portrait

The contents of this site are constantly changing – Artist’s Statement needs revising (always!), new paintings need to be added to the done, things like that.   162 more words

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Rupert, done

When a dog tucks a front paw under his/her chest, it indicates comfort; but crossing the front paws is pure contentment. Not all dogs cross their paws when they’re happy, but I’m fortunate to have one that does. 158 more words

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Rupert, in process

I’ve painted about eight Swissies, and I think a lot of people assume that they are all my own dog, Rupert.  I had been meaning to paint him, but I just never knew… 49 more words

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Osa begun

Osa in Sheets  (40 x 30″) will differ from my usual process in a couple of ways: first, because the dog is covered in sheets, she must be painted first; and second, I am going to try to morph some of these folds into an unfinished dry-brush technique as I work out toward the edges. 88 more words

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Obi (detail)

I’ve been working on Obi for a while. There have been times when things did not go as planned and I felt like I would never finish. 98 more words

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The year of the alligator

I fielded some requests over the holidays to get back to blogging. And while it’s never my intention to go on a blog hiatus, just like skipping a few workouts, sometimes its hard to get back into the swing of things after some time off. 951 more words


Obi, started

I am always happy to start another Swissy, and Obi is one who always seems to be wearing a cheeky grin. What a fun face to paint! 65 more words

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