Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Chica is the third beloved family pet I've been privileged to paint (please see last photo). Chica is another stunning Rhodesian Ridgeback, the ridge on her back slightly visible in this pose. Also stunning is the requested background: the sea at Cadboro Bay in Vancouver, Canada.

oiil painting portriat of Chica, posed standing at the beach
12x16" custom oil portrait painting by puci

Friday, July 26, 2013

Faux Frida

This little chihuahua named Winnie couldn't make a more stunning Frida Kahlo. Really, Winnie IS Frida :-)

"...she is a little chihuahua rescue from a crappy southern california shelter. From the moment she met me, she has innately trusted and loved me." 
Little chihuahua dressed as Frida Kahlowith flowers in her hair, earrings, necklaces and a black coat.
12x9", custom oil portrait painting by puci

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Two From Texas

Mom (Lexi, on the right) and her son (Bruce) love hanging out around this area of Austin Texas called The Barton Creek Greenbelt. They're big dogs (Bullmastiff/Bullmastiff Mix) and seem to fit in just fine in the big state of Texas, USA.

"He has raised Lexi and Bruce since they were puppies and loves them like children..."
Bullmastiffs lounge on dry rocks  with shallow water around them.
12x16" custom oil portrait painting by puci

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Artful Dodger

This oil portrait of Golden Retriever DODGER was commissioned as a birthday gift. Dodger graces his home with that happy face, those soulful eyes and his artful kisses.

"Ray LOVED the painting of Dodger… He said it was the best gift he has ever received!"

8x10" custom oil portrait painting by puci

Monday, July 22, 2013

Good Ole' Benbow

Benbow was a beloved good ole' Golden Lab. I was asked to paint a tribute to Ben, but nothing too romanticized. Ben & Fam loved to explore the natural area of New Forest, England.

"Benbow was our old dog from England. He travelled to Canada then the US and back to Canada and died at the great age of 17."
12x12" custom oil portrait painting by puci

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Those Eyes!

Those eyes! Lovely Maddie reminded me of a gentle doe with those tear-drop eyes. And of course I had to make sure to paint in her legs, as she has them tucked under her so sweetly.

You may also find Maddie in my Etsy shop, representing the listing for the 8x8" custom portrait:

I was so pleased to read:
"You captured Maddie exactly, her eyes, ears, everything! We couldn't get over how talented you are!!... We couldn't be happier! Thank you so much!"
8x8" custom oil portrait painting by puci

Thursday, July 18, 2013

We Love Lucy

Little Yorkie Poo Lucy is sittin' pretty in her oil portrait. Her family is very pleased that "Lucy look(s) exactly like Lucy!"
YorkiePoo LUCY
10x12" custom Oil Painting by puci

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Remembering Alice

Golden Lab ALICE was commissioned as a birthday gift when I was asked to paint her portrait. Sadly, this is now a memorial painting...

I'm hoping the painting will bring joy and even some comfort to all those who love beautiful Alice.

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." 
~Anatole France
Alice, 8x8" custom oil portrait painting by puci