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custom dog portrait two English Springer Spaniels snowy park bench Alice in Wonderland statue Central Park, NYC

"Best Friends"
Phineas and Nicholas
Here are best friends Finn and Nick wearing their matching green plaid jackets and booties while sitting on a snow covered bench by the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park, NYC.  This was a particularly charming painting as it was commissioned by a daughter for her parents, who had previously commissioned portraits of their daughter's dogs some years prior...a reciprocal gift of love.
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AVAILABLE Original Oil Painting Christmas Westie "Patience" 5x7 in.

 Original Oil Painting Christmas Westie "Patience" 5x7 in.
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Who can resist this darling little face waiting so patiently for Santa to arrive?  Decked out in an old fashioned Santa cap of soft red velvet, trimmed in fur, bells and holly, this adorable Westie pup awaits the arrival of Santa Claus! 

CUSTOM DOG PORTRAITS Australian Cattle Dog Lady on Her Chair

pet portraits painted with love
Lady on Her Chair
Australian Cattle Dog
9x12 inches / oil on panel
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When I first saw my client's photos of Lady, I was immediately drawn to her deep, soulful eyes that could melt anyone's heart.  Her sleepy expression of contentment is so charming here as she lounges on her favorite plush chair, a delightfully cozy spot alongside the window.  Another beautiful story of a lovely dog rescued by a kind hearted man who gave her a "forever home" in his home and heart.
 

CUSTOM DOG PORTRAITS FOR CHRISTMAS Bichon puppy

"Lilly"
8x10 inches / oil on panel
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Lilly, a 10 month old Bichon puppy, is a most precious little ball of fluff pictured here in profile on a soft, sage green cushion.  I could almost feel her delicate curls of fur as I painted.
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If you would like to commission a pet portrait of still life please email me.

CUSTOM PET PORTRAIT FOR CHRISTMAS CAT DOG GERMAN SHEPHERD ORANGE TABBY LARGE OIL PAINTING


Max and Simba
"Best Friends"
20x16 inches / oil on canvas
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I must admit, every time I create a new painting it seems to be my "new" favorite and this is no exception.  Not only are Max and Simba sitting perfectly together for a wonderful composition, but they are particularly dramatic with the lighting and the fact that this painting features them lifesized!  I'm still surprised as I study this portrait on my easel.  I'd only painted one other lifesized which was a gorgeous white Poodle named Leo, at the shore (see older posts).  This was a last minute request from a client for a Christmas gift which gave me only a few days to paint it!  Being that I normally paint in thin glazes and the fact that this palette is predominantly earth tones which cover well and dry extremely quickly, I knew I could do it with such a stringent timeframe.  I think I only have two more pet portraits to complete before year end!  Coming next are Leslie's Jilly and Tucker in her beautiful French Shop in Colonial Williamsburg, then white, fluffy Daisy! :o)

 

CUSTOM DOG PORTRAIT FOR CHRISTMAS COCKER SPANIEL NAMED DAISY

"Darling Daisy Mae Amidst the Diasies"
14x18 inches / oil on panel
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A beautiful Cocker Spaniel, Daisy Mae is even more adorable resting amidst the Daisies as if she'd been playing and just plopped down right on top of the flowers.  It was actually Daisy Mae's mom who suggested adding the Daisies, and I was absolutely delighted!   It was a joy painting her long, luxurious whiet fur as well as the rich shades of brown, particularly where it's wavy on her ears and forehead.  Quite a beauty and a charmer!

CUSTOM CAT PORTRAIT FOR CHRISTMAS GRAY WHITE CAT NAPPING

"Suki"
7x5 inches / oil on panel
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I'm tempted to entitle this portrait "Catnap". Darling Suki lives with Comet, shown below. Being a cat lover myself and having three at the moment, I am quite familiar with the charm of seeing a kitty snuggled up in a cozy ball, and they find the most adorable places to nap.  So it was especially fun painting Suki curled up and Comet with his big, excited eyes. just as we see our own cats so often.
A portion of proceeds donated to the Seattle Humane Society.

CUSTOM DOG PORTRAITS FOR CHRISTMAS Vizsla Daschund Mix

Zeke
10x8 inches / oil on panel
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Beautiful Zeke, whose unusual mixed breed clearly shows a lineage of Daschund in his long body structure and Vizsla in his face with golden green eyes and mauve pink nose.  Happily, Zeke is also a rescued pup!  After celebrating his recent birthday, Zeke is very busy preparing for the upcoming 14th Annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk.  He has also enjoyed the uniquely wonderful facilities at Barking Hound Village kennel that is proud to work with DFW Rescue Me offering pets "A New Leash on Life" as well as Paws in the City of Dallas to foster dogs until they find new homes.  Take a look at these websites or stop by to become acquainted with their good deeds and perhaps you'll even find a new furred friend (or two!) who will joyfully slobber you with big kisses of gratitude if you provide them with the love they so deserve by welcoming them into your family!

CUSTOM PET PORTRAITS FOR CHRISTMAS GRAY CAT

"Comet"
7x5 inches oil on panel
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An exquisitely beautiful cat, Comet's coat is thick and shimmers with tones of silver in the light. These smaller 5x7 in. sized pet portraits are really great as head and shoulders paintings, and small enough to be wonderful for giftgiving.  Remember, I do get quite booked prior to the holidays so order your custom pet portrait today!
A portion of proceeds donated to the Seattle Humane Society.

CUSTOM DOG PORTRAITS FOR CHRISTMAS WHITE SPITZ

Daisy
14x11 inches / oil on panel
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No matter how many pet portraits I paint, when first viewing my clients' photos, I'm always in awe of the beautiful creatures with whom we are privileged to share this Earth.  Here, this white snowball of fluff, Daisy, is absolutely irresistible . . . just wish I could snuggle kisses in that thick white fur! 
A little postscript...
I just love receiving photos from my clients when they frame and display their paintings, but I've never received one with the model in the pic!  Isn't Daisy just amazingly beautiful...and she's even sitting on the very same rug!  I'm so glad she gave me a "Paws up!" :o) 

CUSTOM DOG PORTRAITS FOR CHRISTMAS ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS


Plum and Hudson
8x10 inches / oil on panel
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Two gorgeous English Springer Spaniels lounge together like a perfect living sculpture here on this soft blue and gold rug, a perfect backdrop to accentuate their beautiful bone structure and long, silky fur.


Christmas Westie in Santa Hat with Bells Original Oil Painting Patience West Highland Terrier

"Patience"
Original Oil Painting
Christmas Westie
 West Highland Terrier
Who can resist this darling little face waiting so patiently for Santa to arrive?  Decked out in an old fashioned Santa cap of soft red velvet, trimmed in fur, bells and holly, this adorable Westie pup awaits the arrival of Santa Claus! 

black cat sitting behind white lace curtains custom oil portraits

Hide and Seek
5x5 inches / oil on panel
This is actually my own little kitty whom we adopted from the HSUS.  She was always overlooked while others got adopted which is unfortunately typical for black pets, especially cats.  Our little chubby girl is a bit of a nipper, likely from experiences before we adopted her, but that's okay, we love her anyway!  It took awhile, but she will now tolerate precisely three kisses on her forehead before becoming a bit nervous, so I quickly withdraw.  She purrs incessantly and loves to lay with her belly up, sunbathing in my studio while I work.  She also helps me file, which is actually a big production as she pulls all the papers out of my drawers.  Otherwise she loves chasing her brother around the house and it sounds like children romping and jumping upstairs.  She's also quite vocal and actually speaks with entire sentences as she walks through a room, unlike all my other cats who are also talkative yet speak a few words at a time by comparison.  She's such a cutie pie!
 

custom dog portrait oil painting westie smiling in sunshine

"Smokey"
8x10 inches / oil on panel
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Smokey, a  Cairn Terrier , is an absolutely adorable standing here in dappled sunlight with that happy, perky expression!  Who couldn't fall in love?  Her sibling, a Westie aptly named Yogi, will be posted tomorrow.
To commission your pet's portrait email me.



Westie Christmas cards west highland terrier \available from oil painting by JEANNE ILLENYE

English Springer Spaniel black and white custom pet portraits dog laying in pretty blue white sheets victorian bed oil painting


"Finn"
8x10 inches / oil on panel
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A most delightful scene of serenity, a darling black and white English Springer Spaniel sits quite contentedly amidst fresh blue and white floral sheets in a Victorian bed with inlaid floral swags.  I always say it, but as I'm a still life artist first, these extra details in my pet portraits are an extra joy for me while painting!  The moment I saw the photo reference of Finn I knew I had to paint his portrait!


large custom dog portrait oil painting Chili award winning Whippet snuggled in doggie beds on oriental rug

Chili
22x28 inches / oil on canvas
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Chili has acquired many show awards for his exquisite beauty, but he's most loved when snuggled in his bed...and here he stole the cat bed, too!  Chili is affectionately knicknamed "The Perfect Dog".
 

westie custom dog portrait oil painting pets Lacy nestled in velvet pillows

"Lacy"
8x10 inches / oil on panel
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Lacy is an absolutely charming subject so I was delighted to paint this commissioned portrait for my client. 
10% of proceeds will be donated to:
 OHIO WESTIE RESCUE / RESCUE ME!
http://westie.rescueme.org/Ohio
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On another note, again this year I will be painting the winning photograph in the upcoming
Winner receives a FREE 8x10 inch oil painting of their photograph.  You can scroll down to see the painting I'd done for the winner last year.  Hope you can submit a photo of your Westie as it's for a good cause - - to help River City Westies raise funds that benefit the rescue, care and emergency treatment of so many Westies in need who don't have a loving home like yours! 

So check out their site to learn more about helping and see if you can snap a fabulous photo of your little Westie and you could
WIN A FREE PET PORTRAIT BY ME!

Yellow Lab custom dog portrait playing in the snow with red scarf oil painting

"Sandy"
10x8 inches / oil on panel
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Sandy, a beautiful Yellow Lab, is depicted here in a cheerful red scarf while she's paused from a moment of playing in the snow!  I loved painting her nose all covered in snow as well as her chubby tummy with the cool light of the snow reflecting upwards. 

This is the third painting to be posted this week with two more planned.  Trying to catch up on orders as everything must be shipped before the holidays!  To view my curernt commission schedule please scroll down.

white bichon puppy custom dog portrait oil paintings

"Lilly"
8x10 inches / oil on panel
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Lilly, a 10 month old Bichon puppy, is a most precious little ball of fluff pictured here in profile on a soft, sage green cushion.  I could almost feel her delicate curls of fur as I painted.
Scroll down to view my commission schedule.
If you would like to commission a pet portrait of still life please email me.

custom dog portrait oil painting Rusty in a red doggie scarf



Rusty
12x12 inches / oil on panel
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Rusty is such a charmer! Painting his silky fur, mauve pink nose, deep brown eyes and to top it off, his adorable little scarf with paw prints and bones was a sheer delight!  Following are two more images of the painting after color adjustment to remove excess red.  Also, you'll see in the client photo below that I adjusted the pillow covers to provide more contrast to Rusty's lovely fur.

A percentage of proceeds donated to:
http://www.cabra.org/
Coalition of All Breed Rescue of Arizona - CABRA

P.O. Box 7264
Phoenix, AZ 85011-7264


color corrected image of painting above
client photo below

custom pet portraits two cats on french painted table black orange long hair

"Fujee and Scottie"
12x12 inches / oil on panel
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Two stunning, long haired cats are poised together on this white painted desk. While this painting is 12 inches, their heads are actually only about 2 inches in size so the most delicate touch of the brush can alter an expression. Therefore, the steadiest hand and concentration was required as with my miniature paintings. You'll see in the detailed image that I've further refined Fujee's face and beautiful, soft green eyes. (Please excuse the digital camera sway on the tableline as it's perfectly straight in reality.)

A percentage of proceeds donated to:

Coalition of All Breed Rescue of Arizona - CABRA
P.O. Box 7264
Phoenix, AZ 85011-7264
 
oil painting above; client photos below
 

taste testing, meeting Teddy, sitting pretty

taste testing, meeting Teddy, sitting pretty

...and one of my beautiful boys

...and one of my beautiful boys

and here are my big boys

and here are my big boys

...and our other big boy

...and our other big boy