“Flo” Acrylic on 12×12 canvas

Painting brings people together! My 3rd grade teacher contacted me recently to commission a portrait of her grand puppy, Flo. She sent me more reference photos than anyone ever has, and it was very difficult to choose one because this dog is adorable. I chose the reference photo with the best shot of Flo’s eyes because she has really cool eyes that are different colors!

Now to address the elephant sized dog in the room. . . This blog is called pet painting a day, but I obviously haven’t been delivering. I’m trying, though, so be patient with me, and if you have any reference photos you would like to see painted on my blog, feel free to send ’em my way!


Pet Painting #40 Ramzie



“Ramzies” Acrylic on 12×12 canvas


That’s how long it felt like this painting was going to take.  For some reason, maybe I had a long day, maybe the painting I did yesterday kicked my butt, too, or maybe I was in a crummy mood, but this painting just wasn’t coming together.  After hearing some heavy sighs and some muttered curse words, my husband asked me what was wrong.

“Look at this painting!”

“What’s wrong? It looks fine to me.”

“It’s a complete disaster. I’m a total failure, and I didn’t even finish the painting I started yesterday. I should just call the blog Maybe A Pet Painting a Day If I Feel Like It.”

“Well, maybe you’re over thinking it.”

“Whatever. You don’t understand.”

Then I picked up my largest brush and stopped overthinking the whole thing and it came together quite well.  I’m glad I thought of that.