Acrylic Painting

Looking back at 2018!

Well it is the last day of 2018, it sure went by quickly. Looking back on the year I have definitely grown as an artist and learned a lot. I wanted to visually break down what I have done this year and since I started working for Chewy. Here are the numbers:

1775 Total Paintings

1203 Dogs

502 Cats

20 Birds (16 Parrots/Budgies, 2 Pigeons, 1 Finch, 1 Hummingbird, 1 Chicken)

15 Guinea Pigs

12 Rabbits

4 Iguanas/Lizards

3 Pigs

3 Horses

2 Hamsters

2 Rats/Mice

2 Ferrets

1 Hedgehog

1 Turtle

1 Snake

1 Fish

1 Donkey

1 Chinchilla

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This doesn’t include any of the commissions or other projects I did this year, such as all the dogs for the card deck. Cool and crazy to think about!

Have a Happy New Year!




The Dog Pack

On Small Business Saturday I announced my newest product, The Dog Pack!

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I have wanted to do this project for at least 4 years, and I finally got around to getting it done. Originally I was going to work all digitally to complete it, but found that hand-painting the dogs was a better way to get the look I desired. Each dog was painted on paper in acrylic and then scanned into the computer to work into the design.

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Breeds were chosen mostly based on popularity and assigned with what seemed to feel right! Sometimes this was based on size, or my personal interactions with that breed of dog.

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The design was a tossup between doing something that looked “pop-art” style or vintage. In the end I felt that the vintage style just visually looked better so I went with that.

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The Dog Pack includes:

Airedale, Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Shepherd, Basset Hound, Beagle, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bloodhound, Border Collie, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brittany, Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, Dachshund, Dalmatian, Doberman, English Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel, French Bulldog, German Shepherd, German Shorthaired Pointer, Golden Retriever, Goldendoodle, Great Dane, Italian Greyhound, Jack Russell Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Maltese, Newfoundland, Old English Sheepdog, Papilion, Pit Bull, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Pomeranian, Poodle, Portuguese Water Dog, Pug, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweilier, Saint Bernard, Samoyed, Scottish Terrier, Shar Pei, Shetland Sheepdog, Shiba Inu, Standard Schnauzer, Vizsla, Weimariner, West Highland White Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier

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