It seems like forever since I’ve posted a finished painting, so here’s one now. The photo reference for this portrait was taken on the day Tinkerbelle (the cockapoo) came home from the animal shelter. Isn’t that sweet? Look how the dogs are “holding hands.” Ohmigosh.

Barklee and Tinkerbelle

 Completed: March 15, 2010

Soundtrack: Podcasts of “This American Life” from NPR

Beverage: Diet Coke

3 Responses to “Buddies”

  1. MIriam Hughes Says:

    How can you not adore that little dog! And your representation is awesome – you should use it to do a Rescue Me Campaign!

  2. Kara Says:


    I am so delighted to see the finished portrait – it is just amazing. You really captured both Barklee and Tinkerbelle so well. I can’t wait to give this to my mom for her birthday – it will be hard to wait until the end of April. I will make sure to let you know her reaction. “The girls” are such a special part of our family and your portrait is a wonderful way to commemorate that. I am a big supporter of adopting from shelters – Tinkerbelle is the sweetest, most loving dog. I don’t know what I’d do without her. Best regards and thank you so much, Kara

  3. Patricia Says:

    Wow, you are truly gifted! I sure know who to ask for a pet portrait!

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