Pet Portraits

'Mozart' The Saint Bernard

6x8 original oil painting on stretched canvas, sides painted, NFS

This is a painting that I am donating to the rescue in Columbia, SC that I adopted my dog Remy from. As with so many animals, his is a sad story: chained for 6 years in Southern heat, underfed, matted, heartworm positive, and more. Below is the link to his story and the organization, Cullen's Archangel Rescue League (CARL). They are seeking assistance to pay for his high vet bill and I hope that this painting can help in whatever way they choose.

I've submitted this piece to be posted on the Art For Animals blog which features donated paintings. It is a great project - check it out. I plan to do more of these, I think next I'll do a cat from the Alachua County Humane Society's busy cat room.

Puff The Magic Kitty! (who once lived on the sea)

Currently I'm working on a few paintings for wonderful fellow "bird lady" I met recently. In the meantime I'm posting a painting from the past. It is certainly the most commented on I've ever done and one my husband insists I post. But do you see what is missing from my cat??? At the end, I decided his extra-long white whiskers would be a distraction from the other details in the little painting...

Puff living on the sea recently (Hopetown lighthouse, Abacos). His expression may hint to you that yes, he prefers terrafirma.