Monday, January 1, 2018

Christmas Commisions and Happy New Year!

It's 2018. I can't believe it. I have had a wonderful year. I am blessed in so many ways, and feel gratitude every day. Life can seem so fragile and I pray for people who have lost loved ones and/or who are suffering. I hope 2018 brings joy and peace to all of my family and friends, including all my art friends online. And to this world.

 I have been busy painting over the Holidays-mostly dog portraits. Fun! And an owl! Here are some recent pups I painted. Thank you for the opportunities to paint those awesome animals. I hope I did them all justice. Our family has two big blessings in tiny packages coming very soon now! What a way to start the New Year.  The 30 paintings in 30 days will be in February. I will be participating, and I hope to see lots of you there!



  1. Look at these charismatic canines, captured so captivatingly by you, Laurie! The softnesses, the warmth, the dignity, the eyes, the what-eyes?, the affection, the intelligence—you got it all! Loved scrolling through their portraits several times over in great delight.

    Eager to hear your baby news 'very soon now' : )

  2. Dotty, you’re just plain awesome. Looking forward to seeing what great things you have come up with lately. Thank you for the nice compliments!

  3. These are fabulous and I am sure you captured their expressions perfectly! I look forward to seeing your work in the 30/30 challenge. Happy New Year - It sounds like it will be a good one for you.

  4. You had me at the first painting, Laurie. Every family must be thrilled with the portraits of their sweeties.
    Happy New Year, my friend! Looking forward to reading about those babies!!

    1. Thank you, Chris! I’ll be in touch on the little ones for sure!

  5. These are absolutely exquisite! You have caught their particular characters!
    All the best for 2018!

  6. Greeetings of the new year Laurie! Your commissions are all 'the eyes have it'! So sweet and bet all the recipients LOVED them! Exciting to hear you have small surprises coming! They are the best! Love that you are doing 30 in 30! Will see you there!