Category Archives: pets

Orpington Rooster

This magnificent rooster belongs to friends, who have a wide variety of livestock and pets.  Evidently this breed, the Orpington, is renowned for it’s charming personality, gorgeous silver and gold plumage and it’s delicious meat. Not that he’ll have to worry about finding himself in a stew pot! As long as he’s living where he does, I believe he’s in for a long and decorative life.

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $120 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

Moe

 Meet Moe, a pup belonging to some of the young people in my family, who just wins hearts wherever he goes.  Lately though, feeling a bit of cabin fever, he took himself out to the highway and hitched a ride to the bright lights of Medicine Hat  
After several hours of terrible anxiety, his location was discovered; Winston & Jolene went to town  and broke him out of the crowbar hotel. Hopefully that’s enough adventuring for awhile.
SOLD

Brit

This little portrait is of Brit, a beautiful Australian Shepherd who belongs to my friends at Kananaskis Guest Ranch. Brit is a very intuitive, brilliant and low maintenance mutt.  She’s happiest when her “family” is all together, and she’s available to help out.  She doesn’t go in for plane rides or a lot of other frills. We can add sensible to her list of attributes.

5 X 7″ on 140lb Fabriano

Wesley

Here’s an “almost daily” for you. This is Wesley, who a neighbour brought to me; he’d been wandering the hood for several days, apparently lost.  I kept him for a day, then quickly off to the SPCA….another day with him & I’da been a goner!  He loved to gaze into my face with this slightly daft expression, and his eyes are “off”, which only endeared him further!  Absolutely adorable.  However, Possum was outraged and there were some pretty explosive kitty fisticuffs happening.  I will be checking in to be sure he gets a home….if not, I promised I’d come back for him.

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.

Heart Throb Kitty

You’re getting more critters from my house.  This December series has made me aware of all the “toys” I have here.  I truly enjoy all these treasures, and notice them every day.  I think the creativity that made them gives me a boost, and it’s fun to honour that by painting them.

This is a tree ornament that I leave out all year because it’s so funky and adorable. It’s about 3″ high, and  is 3 dimensional, made of tin. Stay tuned; there’s lots more where this came from.

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.

Kramer

 Time to switch it up and do a doggie portrait.  What’s Christmas without our mutts and cats, horses and ….frogs? …..ot whatever kind of animal your house shelters.  This is Kramer, a beloved member of my friend Terry’s family. Each pet brings it’s own magic formula of mayhem and delight.  Merry Christmas to all the pets in the world.                        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.

Che-Che

This little Ewok-lookalike is another family dog!  My son and his fiance have 2 dogs, and this little prize package is a Brussell-Griffon named Che-Che.  She has had to endure the new acquisition in the family, a French Bulldog pup named Sooky,(see blog entry, August 17th).  Evidently Sookie is now 20 lbs and has been known to sit on poor Che-Che! 

Despite all of this, this charming little mutt maintains a happy and  affectionate attitude.

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.

Valentina

My good friend Kim has 2 miniature Dachshund “grand dogs”, and this one right here is the famous “Valentina”.  I had the pleasure of their company for a week in October, and what fun it was.  She and her little sister “Oceana” are busy as one-armed paper-hangers, hilariously funny and so smart that they’re fluent in both English and Italian.  The only person totally unimpressed by ANYthing they did…was Possum (see past blog entries under “feline”).

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 Possum

Just had to paint this crazy cat one more time.  She’s so endlessly entertaining, and is such a chum.  Now that the weather is cooler, she’s taken to some indoor activities, like beating up on her catnip ball (lovingly created for her by Diana) and ambushing me from a chair when I walk by.  She’s a very grateful kitty (I rescued her) …. but even MORE grateful now that the 2 darn Dachshunds have moved on & she has her kingdom back. 

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.