Sunday, July 31, 2016

Cavalier Cuz's

ALEX (CKCS), 12x16" Pet Portrait Oil Painting by puci

It's a family of royals, with Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Alex (Alexandria) & Pippa related through the human cousin connection.
PIPPA (CKCS), 12x16" Pet Portrait Oil Painting by puci


This is the 3rd post to accompany my August 2016 newsletter ( ), sharing paintings of beloved pets that had been commissioned by one family over a period of time.

Beloved Boots (featured in the August newsletter) is a very sorely missed family member.
BOOTS (Domestic Short Hair), 8x8" Pet Portrait Oil Painting by puci

Toby was commissioned for a cousin (who found Toby in a dumpster and nursed him back to health! and is a very happy and healthy 7 year old boy now).
TOBY, 8x8" Pet Portrait Oil Painting by puci

Peanut's Place

Beloved pit bull Peanut and her family are in their special Colorado Mountain home as I type. The furry kids love it there. But the main reason for the journey is for Peanut, who sadly has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. It is her human parent's hope for her to live out her days there, as happy and comfortable as she can possibly be.

Inspired by the love of their furry kids, a privately funded foundation has recently been launched which gives grants to programs for senior, abused or neglected dogs:

The following photos are paintings of Peanut (finished in July 2016) and of Tali & Tamah (2014 painting commissions).
PEANUT (Pit bull), 10x12" oil portrait painting by puci

TALI (Rottwiler), 22x28" oil portrait painting by puci

TAMAH (Rottwiler), 22x28" oil portrait painting by puci

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Auntie's Prizes

I'm in the process of putting together my monthly e-newsletter.* This month I'll be featuring 6 new beloved pets & their oil portraits. Among them is Maine Coon cat Goldie and, as I'm describing him in the "Pet Tails" section of the newsletter, I happened to think about the many other custom pet portraits that Goldie's human auntie had previously commissioned me to paint. So, as an adjunct to my August 2016 newsletter --and because I thought the idea kind of fun-- I've gathered all of "Auntie's Prizes". Enjoy...

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GOLDIE (Maine Coon), 8x8" Pet Portrait Oil Painting by puci

DASH (Jack Russell Terrier), 10x12" Pet Portrait Oil Painting by puci
NIGEL (Persian). 8x8" Pet Portrait Oil Painting by puci
PASTA (Yorkshire Terrier). 8x8" Pet Portrait Oil Painting by puci

ERROS (Spitz-Shepherd), 16x20" Pet Portrait Oil Painting by puci

FOXIE (Shiba Inu) & SAKE (Japanese Spitz), 16x20" Oil Portrait Painting by puci

Friday, July 1, 2016

Yorkie Yorkie Pug: a Triptych

Although I've painted multiple oil portrait paintings for the same customer, I've not painted a triptych (a set of 3 associated artistic, literary, or musical works intended to be appreciated together --or separately). I'm not sure how other painters approach it, but I decided to paint the backgrounds in unison (back & forth and back & forth) thinking that this would help lend a certain consistency throughout. I decided this wasn't really necessary (and in fact was a bit of a pain). When I ran out of a certain color mixture on my palette, it was easy enough to mix more, as long as I retained a spot of that color for matching.

Here are the girls together:
Triptych oil paintings of Mia, Gracie & Mimi

And each girl in their separate oil portrait:
MIA, long-haired Yorkie

GRACIE, short-haired Yorkie