Levi & Riley

Posting my latest paintings…a pair of dog portraits for my nieces of their adorable shih tzus for Christmas. It was the first time I painted 2 paintings at the same time. I enjoyed being able to go back and forth between the canvases. When I was bored with one, I could work on the other. The key to doing this is to use the same palette for both. In this case, I used a palette of titanium white, ivory black, burnt umber, cadmium yellow, and French ultramarine.

Levi, 8″x8″, oil on canvas
Riley, 8″x8″, oil on canvas

Sleepy Kitty

Tomato II, 8″x 8″, oil on canvas

Belated birthday present for my nephew…this is his cat Tomato. πŸ™‚ Last year I painted a different version of Tomato for his sister.

Tomato the Cat

8″ x 8″, oil on canvas

It’s my niece’s 9th birthday tomorrow πŸ’• so IΒ  made her a petite portrait of her cat Tomato

Hiro at Salisbury Beach

12″ x 16″, oil on canvas

I liked the sketch I made of my pup so decided to make the painting. This was from a photo taken at Salisbury Beach. I used a limited palette with only 5 colors: burnt umber, French ultramarine, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, and titanium white.

Hiro

My pup Hiro πŸ•πŸ’•

Toad

12″ x 12″, oil on canvas

Saw this handsome guy on a walk and the kids begged me to paint him πŸ™‚

Robin

12″ x 12″, oil on canvas