Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Miniature- Birman Cat Portrait

Blue Lynx Birman (TJ)
3"x 3" watercolor on board

I am currently working on some Christmas commissions, so I can't show anything...just in case...however, here is another small portrait sample, this time of one of my menagerie, our blue lynx Birman, CH Gwindors Year of the Tiger, otherwise known as T.J. .
And yes, his eyes are that blue :-)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Miniature - Pony Portrait

Miniature Pony Portrait
3" x 4" Watercolour on board

I am at a one day fall show tomorrow, so am really pressed for time and I just wanted to post the final miniature pony portrait I started earlier this week.

I'm sort of pleased with the result, my sticking point being the background. If I had to do it again, I think I would changed the colour to a lighter, more muted blue. It seems to be fighting with the pony for presence right now.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Guinness!

A little off topic today...

While I'm not Irish by birth, I am by marriage ;-) and therefore will pay hommage to that great Irish icon; perfection in black and white, the Guinness pint.

Happy Birthday Guinness!
250 years young!

Non-Guinness paintings will return tomorrow...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Thank You and Miniature WIP

WOW! I am floored with the great responses I got from visitors! I really appreciate the time that everyone has taken to leave such wonderful comments--Thank you so very much!

There were so many fabulous cupcake renditions, I wasn't sure what to do... then I saw "my painting" when a visiting dog friend struck the appropriate pose while I was preparing dinner. Multiply by two and there it was! Really fun to do Too!

Now I would like to take the time to thank Karin Jurick for sharing her beloved Jack with us and starting such an interesting challenge blog to begin with.

Next up on the easel is this miniature pony portrait. Look for the finished painting later this week.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


4.5"w x 5.5"h Watercolour on board

I have been busy with some commission work and a special project (more news coming soon!)

I managed to squeak in with a painting for the Different Strokes for Different Folks challenge. While I finished it tonight, I was late in sending it off to Karin for posting...so you might see it there or you might not. It depends on how busy Karin is to deal with us tardy artist ;-)

Anyway, this is a cute little painting that I am sure all of you dog lovers out there can identify with...

And a little thank you to my husband, who cleverly came up with the title!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Miniature - Malamute

"Northern Light"
2.5"w x 3.25"h
Miniature watercolor on WC board

Here is another new miniature; a portrait of a gorgeous, happy Alaskan Malamute. Not sure of her name, we met her on a walk one afternoon at the park, so I am using a working title of "Northern Light"

This piece is available for purchase. If you're interested, please contact me directly :-)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mini Boxer- A Bit of Regal Grace

A Bit of Regal Grace
Miniature Watercolour,
2.25"w x 3.5"h, completed size 5.5"h x 7.5"w

Wow! It has been a long summer, but school is back in full swing and I have a new painting to share!

I am getting ready for a few fall shows and wanted to introduce people to a Pet Portrait in Miniature. So I took my painting "A Regal Grace" and recreated it...at 3.5"x2.25"
It is shown above in a small frame, complete size 5.5"w x 7.5"h, ready to hang or display on a small, tabletop easel.