Monthly Archives: December 2011


Charlie is a French cat (Oui, he lives in France). His person commissioned this portrait of him, dressed in Napoleon’s coronation attire, for his wife for Christmas.

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Rubies and Pearls

Polka Spot, the subject of a recent Old World Animal Portrait, and a V.I.L. (Very Important Llama) in many other ways, shares her recipe in the Beekman Boys’ creative Heirloom Recipe Advent Calendar. Don’t know if I’d actually try this … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby

Gatsby and his friend Daisy are having their portraits done. Check back to see the end results. P.S. Isn’t he handsome?

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Don’t tell… it’s going to be a Christmas present

Betsy’s portrait was commissioned just a few weeks before Christmas…. not enough time for the paint to dry. But we got busy with photo-taking and selecting historical reference, and this sketch will be unveiled at Christmas. Then in January, just … Continue reading

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Cheryl, Gringo’s person, saw a painting of mine at Canyon Ranch. She knew she had to have her beloved dog portrayed in this elegant Anthony van Dyck pose. Here he is in all of his handsome Shepherd glory.

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Ellie and Reese

These lovely dogs are portrayed after two portraits of Marie Antoinette. There’s a run on Marie Antoinette! Early next year, I’ll post another I have yet to paint. The historical portrait for that one is yet another painting of Marie.

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