Miss firecracker -Dog portrait

Miss Firecracker was a joy to paint. She is all puppy; all energy and intensity and movement. I had painted her “big brother” dog a few months earlier, and the owner wanted this painting to hang next to Duke. I am sad to say that I did not take a final photo of Duke, but…

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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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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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