Monday, December 27, 2010


Close ups

Acrylic on 8x10 hardboard.

You folks may remember my neighbor, Jack, who had me paint three pet portraits of his doggies.
Well, his daughter-in-law said she would like a painting of her long haired daschund named Digger. So her hubbie commissioned me to paint up a surprise for her.

I heard that she was very happy with it...Whew! That's the best part of know that what you do is capable of bringing a bit of joy to someone.


My Etsy

Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.


  1. well of course she is happy with is great! beautiful expression and the light on the fur is amazing! great job!

  2. Is that not the truth Dean. Acceptance of a commision. It is just about always like having teeth pulled and rarely do we have a commission turned down. but I too am always so relieved when it is done and payment made.
    Have a great New Year my friend.

  3. Wonderful portrait of Digger, Dean. Beautiful expression on this little guy. Love the background as well.

  4. Dean, Digger is a delight, indeed. I can imagine that her owner is very happy with this thoughtful gift from her husband.

    I am very impressed with all your latest work. "Father and Son" is very interested in that limited pallette. I appreciated your explanation of the process for over the river.

    I've been a watercolor painter, but I am now tackling some acrylics after finding I am allergic to oil paints, or perhaps the mediums used with them. I am curious ow you decide when to use oil or acrylic in your work?

    Thanks for visiting my blog and encouraging me with my pastels. I had a lovely blessed Christmas and hope you had the same.

  5. Darn Deano! Darn dandy job on Digger! Love the eyes especially. [sorry ran out of D-words]

  6. I can see why the gift was liked. This is a delightful painting and they eyes speak volumes.

  7. Your painting of Digger is sweet.

  8. Handsome little fellow - well done.

  9. Wow you have been busy, i must visit more often Dean, these are all great!!

  10. Digger is adorable. Nice job. I am sure your client was very happy.


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