Wedding Gift

I was recently commissioned to paint a triple portrait for a couple due to be married in September. They have a yellow lab that needed to be added since he was not in the reference photo. I thought he should be the center of attention ( as all dogs should), so I used some ***ART MAGIC!*** to make it happen. I wish them all the best in their future together, and I hope their dog likes this painting.


Pet Painting #30 Jackson and Friends

“Jackson and Friends” Acrylic on 12×12 canvas

 Sorry, guys. I’ve been a little under the weather.

I missed two whole days of painting because of feeling totally blah do to a cold that is making its rounds with our family.  Anyway, I hope this painting makes up for missed time since it is a QUADRUPLE portrait!

This is another merged painting.  I was given a reference photo of the kids on the front lawn and Jackson in the house.  After some photo editing and **ART MAGIC!** this was the final product. 

Hopefully this cold will be kind and leave me alone soon, so I can get back to my grueling painting schedule.

Pet Painting #14 Cletus Junior


“Cletus Junior” Acrylic on 9×12 canvas panel

Tonight I was so tired that I’m just happy I got as far as I did on this one.  It’s not my best work, but I still think this puppy came out pretty cute.  This is Cletus Jr.  He was a puppy when I took this the reference photo for this painting at my friend’s mother’s house in Marion, VA, but now his is all grown up.  Cletus lives at a farmhouse out in the mountains and spends his days playing with my friend’s 8 year old niece and bothering the farm cat.

I might revisit this one again to touch it up and smooth out some of the rough patches.  I feel like it has potential, but isn’t quite there yet.  If I do any edits, I’ll post it again.  For now, though, it’s time to go to sleep, and tomorrow is another day and another painting!