Friday, May 11, 2007


Ch. Me-Don's Ol' South's Top Priority

Topper has passed down his good looks,
great health and humor to his kids,
one of them is my dog Phoebe (Splash's La Jolla).
Every year I create a special piece of ar
t to be used as an
award certificate for the GSDBHC Specialty Show
(Greater San Diego Basset Hound Club)
This year I used a photo that I took of Topper from last year's show.
He was sitting on his grooming table posing grandly for me,
with that "look of Eagles" the
great ones have
and something more, a sense of humor!
The painting is Acrylic on Arches 140lb watercolor paper.

Here is the small Sweepstakes version of the award:

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Australian Shepherd


This is Bootleg
one of my neighbor Debbie Bamberry's Aussies.
This was done in pencil with acrylic washes
on Arches 140lb paper
If you would like to commission your own portrait
please go to my website
You will find all the information
easy one click ordering and
payments through PayPal.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Memorial Portrait


This is a large Memorial portrait painted in Acrylic
of Betty Prather's Basset Hound Otis.
I shot the photos of them while we were all at a dog show
here in Las vegas last Spring.

Memorial portraits are very complicated and very emotional.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Hello and Welcome

Hello and Welcome to my brand new Custom Portrait blog!

I finished this piece yesterday of Kathy Moody's
two Italian Spinones Jenah and Aletta.
It is an 8"x10" image in pencil with watercolor washes
painted on Arches 140lb cold press watercolor paper.

If you would like to commission a portrait please go to my website
You will find Custom Portrait information
with new sizes and prices and easy purchasing through PayPal.

I will be adding images daily of the portraits I have recently finished
and workups including sketches
and early peeks of the portraits I am working on now.
Thanks for stopping by.