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Huckabee, the Bernese Mountain Dog

Just wrapped up another pet portrait commission–how lucky am I? I am absolutely loving having the chance to get to know these wonderful animals. I took a picture of beautiful Huckabee at Farmers Market this summer. His beautiful coloring and luxurious fur caught my eye right away. These big beauties were originally working dogs on farms–and even pulled…

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Painting Lovable Louie

Learn about portrait commissions

I had the privilege of making a painting of this adorable dog, Louie, for a Mother’s Day gift this spring. People often ask me the process I use when I am commissioned to paint a pet. Here’s how it works: After we talk about the pet and what makes him or her so special, I ask…

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"Ruby", a Border Collie Mix

Animal portraits are really fun to paint

One of my favorite things to do in my studio is paint pet portraits.  I love watching that special animal come to life and I feel like I have an actual relationship with them by the time I’m done. This is “Ruby” and I talked with Ruby’s owners’ daughter on the phone and over email,…

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