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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

my constant companion in the garden whom we lost to cancer this past spring

my constant companion in the garden whom we lost to cancer this past spring