Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Kiss

What a treat to paint my niece and new nephew (a combined wedding gift from other aunts & uncle). Basing the painting on their stunning engagement photo, of course the snowfall, streetlights & Chicago's Union Station was a must-have in the painting, as well as the designs in the fallen snow (so much fun to paint!).

12x16" oil portrait painting by puci, "The Kiss"
legs and snow

Original engagement photo that inspired oil painting,"The Kiss"
The stunning couple, now Mr. & Mrs. H

Monday, September 18, 2017

Feline brothers Bubbles & Buttons

These two handsome felines are brothers. Bubbles & Buttons. The hats satisfied the request to place B&B in some kind of a costume. And also pointed to their different personalities: Bubbles in something a little more 'formal' and maybe Buttons a little more  'flouncy'.
custom oil portrait paintings of Bubbles & Buttons, 10x12" each by puci

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Schnauzers under a LuckyStar

One is named "Lucky" and one is named "Star", and both are very much loved!

Lucky was painted on his play bed with his favorite blue toy (and others). As well, Star is surrounded by his favorite things too. Apparently, Star would rather go for a walk than eat!!   (Hard to imagine!)

LUCKY, 12x16" custom oil painting by puci, 2013
STAR, 12x16" custom oil painting by puci, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Most Beloved Maine Coon

The Maine Coon is a native New Englander, a popular mouser & farm cat & most likely, a ship's cat. But THIS Maine Coon named "Gandalf the Grey" is, simply put, Most Beloved.

"Gandalf the Grey", 8x10" custom oil painting

reference photo for Gandalf's painting

some details of the painting with "Lord of The Rings" font design
on the easel, showing finished painting & helpful reference photos

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bernese Beauts, a painting progression

In keeping with my desire to share the painting progression of my larger custom paintings, heeeeeere's Juno & Midas, the two handsome & healthy Bernese Mountain Dogs.  
(The first sketch is at the bottom and the progression moves upwards.) Enjoy!

Juno & Midas, 24x30" finished oil painting
the last lay-in of paints before settling in to some serious painting
getting the whole canvas covered with paint
adding the first lay-in of oil paint
the line drawing ready to project & re-draw onto the canvas