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It’s been awhile since I’ve written and I’ve been really busy doing HR, still painting pups, still playing tennis and trying to get some home improvement projects in from time to time. Let’s start with the pups. Here’s Timber, Director of Corporate Security at Purple Ink LLC, my real job! He is much bigger than he looks and quite the tackler. Watch out with cups of coffee or they’ll be flying. I did this painting last year for my boss’s husband for Christmas. IMG_2258

Below is Simba and he is the newly added Assistant to Timber. His painting was for this year’s Christmas gift.  Watch out or he might lick you to death! He’s seriously the cutest puppy and hardly ever really resting like he is shown here.IMG_4130

I’ve done more Dogs Playing Poker and will update my website someday! In the meantime, if you’re interested do check me out at HoganArtHouse on Esty. Or if you need HR Consulting, check us out at Purple Ink LLC.

 

 

 

 

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 Cheater, Cheater Ballpoint Pen Eater

Kenny and Julie are dog lovers.  They’ve taken sick dogs into their home and volunteered at the dog shelter.  Julie contacted me to see if I could paint something very custom and very unusual as a gift for Kenny.

Kenny had mentioned to Julie that one day he’d love to have a man cave and in this man cave, there would be a painting of their dogs playing poker.  So with that in mind, Julie found my pet painting website and asked if it could be done.

This was a fun challenge and they were such great clients.  Julie sent me photos of all the dogs with complete descriptions of their personalities.

The primary challenge was not having pictures of the dogs in the right positions.  My dogs modeled a bit and Google is great for getting photos for reference.

We agreed that I’d do a drawing for Kenny’s birthday, so he could put in special requests and have the painting done for Christmas.

Inspired by the famous series of paintings done by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, I set out to do Kenny’s dogs.

Olive

There’s Olive, on the left, who’s bossy and likes fruit.

Rugby (RIP) was Kenny’s boyhood dog.  I only had two pictures of him to reference.

Dora, the lab is their current dog.  George, the “old man” was only with them a short time but they loved him immediately.  He came to them sick and lived there until he died.

Milo

Milo, is a little dickens, always chewing pens and scrapping with the other dogs.  He ended up having to move into a friend’s home, where he gets into less trouble.

Kenny and Julie seemed thrilled with the painting and I look forward to seeing a picture of it hanging in the man cave!  I loved the challenge of this assignment and I’m willing to try other special requests.

Do you have a dog, who you want see doing yoga, playing the violin or maybe surfing?  I’m up for it.  Check out my website www.custompetpaintings.com and send me a note.

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