Le Virage © Monica Yother

I gave this a french title because I liked how it sounded. It means “turn” or “the turn.” That’s literally what this painting is; inspired by a color photo from this amazing book I have. I was captivated by this central part of the pose, and had already decided it would be in black and…

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Pointe of art ©monica yother

This is a quiet piece…no color, just the texture and details of pointe shoes. I enjoyed being able to slow down and really study this pose..a study using my eyes and hands. It is 16×20 acrylic on canvas. It’s in the studio.

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dog portrait

This is Peanut, and I had the honor of painting his portrait in oil. This is in memory of a sweet and treasured family member of someone who loved him so very much. She wanted to be sure and include his favorite blue toy.

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This ballet painting was in my studio for a while. I did it as a series of studies. There were 4 in the series (thought I am doing some sketches now for more in this style). Last week a gentleman called and said he would like to buy it for his girlfriend as a surprise.…

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finished dog portrait of rebel

This is Rebel. I met him when his person-mom brought him to the studio not long ago. She wanted a dog portrait, and since he was right there I tried to get a good reference photo. Well here’s how that went: I should mention that this group of photos was taken in a bout 2…

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This was painted in acrylics…it was all about the textures and shapes. I wanted to create something more quiet than I normally do, so I limited the palette to whites, warm grays with just a little blue for a cool accent. (literally cool as in temperature). I sold this to a young guy who came…

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SING ©monica yoither

This painting is very close to my heart. It was inspired by a song called, “Sing”, by some band that I would not normally listen to, My Chemical Romance. I mention that because if you do happen to listen to it, you may recognize some of the elements in this painting. (My currently 17 year…

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For the last eight years, Lucy has been a delightful visitor in the studio. She belongs in the studio across the hall from me, and lately has taken to trotting herself over for a short visit, which means good ear scratches and neck rubs (for her, of course). When she’s done, or more likely, when…

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Symphony in Blue

I enjoyed the texture and contrasting smoothness on this. I had it in the front window of the studio for about a week, and it sold. I will do more in this style though. It was a very relaxing experience painting it!

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This is Sassie. She was my mom’s dog and constant companion and she instantly became a part of our family when my mom passed. We A.D.O.R.E. this dog. She is a bit bossy, a bed hog, very noisy when she eats and drinks, and follows every good meal with an impressive belch. But she is…

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