Saturday, November 28, 2009

Toby P

Toby has been coming for several years and is another of my privileged dogs and stays in the house. As a result I am quite attached to him. He is older and now suffering from liver failure but is still active and feeling good.
One day when all was crazy with dogs running here and there, I noticed Toby in the middle of the yard with dogs whizzing by with his eyes closed just sitting quietly. I was just sure he was meditating to send himself somewhere else!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Toby Thompson

This is Toby Thompson. He is a new pup here this year after his owners got him when they had to put down their old sweetie poodle. He is energetic, crazy and fun and is a Schnauzer.


This is Titus, the Italian greyhound. He is a great little dog, I had an IG once myself so I really enjoy him but it is sooooo hard to get a good pic of him because he just never slows down or stops long enough. Very energetic doggie and can he race around the yard!!


Tinka is a lovely little long hair doxie. She has been coming here for several years and is one of my dogs favorite visitors. She is sweet and playful and full of life. This is the first time I have been able to get a good likeness of her.


Tia has been coming here for several years now and has "house priveleges" so she gets to be in the house with my dogs instead of the kennel. She is a really sweet little Yorkie with the longest coat! Very cute!


This is Silver, a small Havanese. He is just the cutest thing and he bares his teeth and smiles!! Very sweet and quiet dog.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Saiorse and Aiyana

I painted these two resin casts for one of my clients. The black is Saiorse, a traditional scale Arabian mare and the other is Aiyana, a classic scale Arabian mare. She wanted a pure black and a pure white with pink shading so this is what I ended up with. They are both airbrushed with hand painted details.


Scooter has been coming on and off for about three years or more. He is a huge orange tiger and he is very sweet. He loves to be in front of the window in his crate when he is here. He had to have one of the larger crates because he is so big. He doesn't mind the little dogs at all and at times will let them right into his crate.


Sadie is a yorkie cross pup and is just a bit shy but lots of fun. She had a great time here this summer and hopefully will be back.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


This is Samson. He is a small mix doggie that looks just like a miniature golden retriever. He is very sweet but doesn't do well in a crate in the kennel even though I take all the dogs out often so the last time he was here he stayed in the house. He is well mannered and does well with my dogs. Of course my dogs are used to having new dogs in the house on occasion.


Roscoe is a Beagle, only about four years old so he has lots of energy. He was here for the first time this year and unfortunately he was here for two weeks so I am sure he thought he had been dumped off and had a new home. He had never been left before. It took a minute for him to realize that he was going home when his owners came to get him but from then on he was all excitement.


Oscar is a very sweet wiener doggie who is getting up in age. He is quite a chubby guy and has the inherent problems that go along with that at his age but he enjoys being here and I enjoy having him.

Friday, November 6, 2009


This is Oakley, she is a Jack Russell Terrier and the sweetest one I have ever met. She has none of the crazy characteristics of the normal Jack. She has some sort of nerve disorder and shakes constantly unless she is laying down or if you hold her. It seems sad but she is happy and runs around just like the other dogs. She is just a pleasure to take care of and her eye patches make her sooooo darn cute!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


This is Nova. This wasn't the best photo of him to show his breed but he was just having so much fun that I decided to paint it anyway. He is a West Highland Terrier and is always spotless white when he comes and always needs a bath before he goes home. I almost never have to give a dog a bath but this little rowdy guy just loves to get in the dirt. White coat and dirt make quite a mess. He is an active but loveable doggie.

Landscape of barn

This is a lesson from Cathy Johnsons book on watercolor painting. My class decided that they wanted to paint this and I figured I had better do it first so I could establish any pitfalls. I really didn't find any and it was a joy to paint since I don't often do landscapes. I love the clean way that Cathy paints.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


This is Nano. She is a rat terrier and is extremely hyperactive. She is a nice little dog but difficult to handle because she is so busy. She actually got on my lap the last time she was here and sat for at least 30 seconds!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Koda and Sadie

These two dogs are both Australian cattle dogs. They came for the first time this summer and fit right in.
They are very sweet girls and didn't even look twice at my chickens. Of course the chickens are all in their own pens but I guess cattle dogs are only interested in cattle and sheep!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Lucy and Jasmine

These two little girls have only been here one time so I wasn't as successful at painting them as some that I know the personalities better. Lucy is very sweet and Jazzi is still a pup so she was having lots of fun with the other dogs. She is very very black except for the rust color so it was difficult to get a good photo of her in the first place. Both are very sweet girls. They are both shih tzu.