Bandit, oil on wood panel, 16″x16″

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Hi everyone. This is one of many pet portrait commissions I’ve gratefully had this holiday season.  My client hired me to do this portrait of his family’s beloved dog, Bandit. Bandit is a 16 x 16 inch oil painting and done on wood panel. I prefer wood panel over canvas because it allows me to achieve the detail I’m striving for. The 10% donation for Bandit’s commission was sent to Rutherford County Humane Society of North Carolina; a wonderful organization!

I’m booked up for the rest of the holidays. However, if you know of a loved one that might like a portrait of their four-legged friend, I have gift certificates available. Thank you!

Odyssey, Pastel on Toned Paper, 8×8 inches

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Meet Odyssey. I enjoyed working with his person so much! She sent me multiple photos of Odyssey along with wonderful stories and laughs. He is very spoiled and loved! This cat doesn’t need 9 lives, as the one he has is every cat’s dream!

The donation for Odyssey went to the wonderful organization, Bridge Home No Kill Animal Rescue in Blountville TN. Please visit my links page to learn more about Bridge Home. I would also like to urge you to visit my Etsy webpage at this link , and my Facebook page at this link.  There, you’ll find Odyssey, and many other lovely four-leggeds 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

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Odyssey’s mom sent me this photo of him posing with his newly framed portrait. He’s a little ham 🙂

Ozzie, graphite, 10″x 8″

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Ozzie was commissioned as a gift. Ozzie’s people are big supporters of animal welfare and volunteer much of their time to helping animals. They have several dogs and cats, all of whom live the good life. This is probably one of my favorite portraits so far. It is done in pencil on Yupo which is a very smooth synthetic paper designed for watercolor. I find it works especially well with pencil because it allows me to get the details in the fur. It is quite unforgiving though, so I have to work with great caution!