Category Archives: dogs

Roxy

RoxyHere is another of my doggie acquaintances…Roxy.  She came to visit me a couple of weeks ago with her person, Amanda, who grew up next door.  Did you ever see such a sweet face, or eyes that were more like bright little buttons……or a wonkier pair of ears. Sometimes I get real lucky and she gets doggie-sat by me.  Looking for that to happen any time!

Chet’s Pup

Well, here’s the portrait I did last week, before my portrait class.  What can be cuter than a child with a pup (and a cuter kid would be hard to find!…which which doesn’t hurt either). 
There were several elements that made this  a real challenge to paint, and when I see it here I feel it’s not finished yet.  However, for today, this is it!  



14 x 10″ on 300lb Fabriano

Drawing

Here’s a drawing I did earlier in the week, and NOW I’m at a portrait workshop.  Four days in Canmore with Liz Wiltzen. It really is a great life!  We drew all day today. Pencil on paper.  Too bad I didn’t know then what I learned today!  Will have to attempt this portrait of a child and a puppy again, once I have this workshop under my belt. 


14 X 10″ on 300lb Fabriano

Sitting Pretty

It was a “dog day” today.  Nothing but a dog would do.  So I did another portrait of my good friend Stu.  The day I met him, he was out & about with his person, Brenda, and there were no livestock around.  We wanted him to do his border collie “thing” and look all intense. All he could think to do was look pretty.  There was obviously no work to do!  So this is Stu with no horses to supervise or cattle to herd…..having a day off.  

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

Stu on Patrol

Well, I finished the portrait of Stu, and hope that his people think that I’ve captured him.  I had to go back and hang out with Stu for a second time, so that I could see him in “action” as the working dog he is. He keeps an eagle eye on those pesky horses, just to be sure none of them get out of line. Stu is  quite a guy, and I enjoyed every moment of doing this portrait.

 10 X 14″ on 300lb Fabriano

Stu

Well, we’re way overdue for a dog portrait, so meet Stu!
Like most border collies, nothing makes Stu happier than helping out with the livestock. Luckily, his “people”  Brenda & Danny  provide him with lots of fun & excitement.   

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

My Polly

Polly is in danger of being the most painted horse of the times, and here she is again…lookin’ good, for an old(er) girl!

  Beautiful, snake-savvy and smart, she knows my vehicle, her white blazed face following every move till I deliver the cookies, or mints or special senior horse feed (her winter treat). Or even just a good belly rub.  It’s been a great summer for the horses; lots of grass, beautiful calm sunny weather and best of all….very few bugs! 

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

Tee’s New Romels

My friend Trent, a working cowboy and family man who loves competing at Ranch Rodeos, is also a rawhide braider.  Check out this incredible romel rein he just traded to his friend Tee, in exchange for a border collie pup!  If you’re unfamiliar with rawhide braiding, take my word for it, it is an incredibly complicated and difficult art form.  These reins are built of about 12 strands of finely cut rawhide strips (even this much of the process is difficult and time-consuming!) which are then tightly and beautifully woven into this exquisite heavy , yet lively on your horses mouth, rein.  The added knots, loops and popper on the end are all of themselves a challenge that not many people care to even try.  All I can say is….there must be a pretty special pedigree on that pup!

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

Jack

 Meet Jack, the right hand man on my brother-in-law’s ranch in Saskatchewan. The place is situated in a series of beautiful rolly hills, and each hill shelters copses of trees and brush.  Moving cattle there can drive you mad as they break for every bunch of brush and then refuse to budge.  The only sane way to manage is to have really good dogs. And that is Jack; a really good dog.    SOLD

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.