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She’s a Grizzly

After 16 well lived years, Grizzly passed away. She was well loved by her momma and loved her back just as much. Even though she is a mutt, she has the most beautiful fur. I really enjoyed drawing the mixed colors in her cheek. She reminds me a lot of the first dog I ever…

In Memory of Kahlua Bell

What a perfect name for this gorgeous Rottweiler. Her full name is Kahlua Bell but goes by Bell. She was a deer in a dogs body. She would prance more than walk. She could even clear a fence of over 6 ft tall! Even Though she was very protective of her owners, she was the…

Rosie & Rainier

Rainier (the dog) showed up as a stray when he was a puppy. He had quirky habits like running into people’s rooms and putting his nose on them just to check on them. His tail wouldn’t wag, it was more like a helicopter! At the adoption center, the lady working on his adoption kept calling…

He’s a Saint

His name really portrays his personality. He is a saint at heart! He was rescued from a shelter about a year ago and he adjusted really well with his new family. Some of his favorite things are dancing, stuffed toys, eating grass, sleeping in the sun, rotisserie chicken, car rides, being vacuumed, and more. And…

Paisley and Piper

These two dogs did not get to meet each other, however, the portrait of the two is very convincing that they may have been best friends. Piper, on the left, was a very independent, regimented scottie. She knew exactly when her feed and snack time was. She even knew where they kept her special toy,…

Abbey’s Story

Abbey loved being in the lure course. She would always have the biggest smile on her face while chasing the bunny. She’s very energetic and extraverted, which is not typical for salukis. This portrait is different from my other portraits. It’s an action portrait which easily portrays Abbey’s passion for lure coursing. What’s your favorite…

Lucie’s Story

Lucie, the Saluki, is a people dog all the way. She is smart yet stubborn. Watch out, she will take your food if you allow her! She enjoyed lure coursing but only on her terms. Nowadays, her favorite thing to do is lay in your lap and snuggle up with her fam. Her and her…

In Memory of Rigby

Rigby was rescued later on in his life. He was quickly taken in by a loving family. The best thing about him was his easy going attitude. He took to the kids like they were his kin already. His favorite thing was to sit outside and watch for squirrels, raccoons, and really anything that moved!…

Sadie’s Story

Sadie is a Chihuahua and American Staffordshire terrier mix. She is such a loving and personable dog, but only to her crew. She is loyal to her pack but will open up to females the most. Her nickname is mudge, short for curmudgeon from the puppets, as she is just like him! I blending lots…

In Memory of Beau

This portrait was a turning point in my drawing skills. I took a risk and tried a different method with colored pencils and I’m very glad I did. I filled in his face with a pastel French Grey and Raw Umber using a technique called “burnishing”. I have used this technique before, in fact I…

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