More little sketches. These sets completes sketches in my little red Chic Sparrow covered sketchbook.
I had been busy with painting more dog portraits for Pets Lifeline in Sonoma. Here are some of them and their stories provided by their owners.
Gemini – “Her name is Gemini. I adopted her in April 2020 from the Napa Animal Shelter; she was found wandering the streets after just having puppies. The shelter vet assumed from her physical condition that she was held for breeding. She escaped her captivity by gnawing her way through her kennel, breaking off her top 6 incisors. While escaping a broken wire ripped open the right side of her face, leaving a scar that unfortunately most people stare at instead of looking at her adorable ears or different colored eyes. With a beginning like that, you would assume she would be timid or not like people…au contraire, she’s so affectionate and LOVES both people and dogs of all shapes and sizes!”
Apollo – “We lost Apollo this month, he was my son’s best friend. He was a gentle giant who loved everyone.”
MoMo – “His name is MoMo and he was a rescue from Golden Gate Lab Rescue. He’s got a heart of pure gold like most doggies. I have raised dogs for people with disabilities for www.cci.org and they are always goldens and labs. MoMo is a rescue, MoMo is the name we gave him and is short for Monte Montgomery 😉 He has the most gorgeous chocolate eyes that are very large and he looks right into your soul… “
Commissioned pet portrait.
Request for pet portrait commission is in my Etsy shop under “Featured Items”.
Finished commissioned painting
Available for purchase at Daily Paintworks.
This restaurant located right outside of city limit. Though it doesn’t look much they make the best hamburgers. I love the Americana decor – the flag, the mural with the hunter. At opening around 11 am the owner opened up. Owner, Pietro Fazzari, originally from Italy, put out the American flag and soon afterward there were people coming in for lunch. Plainfield had been here for many years and had catered to a wide range of people….college students, farm worker…and at that day, artists.
Available for purchase in my website.
My book, “Sketching around Davis” is now available for purchase at the Pence Gallery and The Paint Chip. The Pence Gallery is at 212 D Street; The Paint Chip is at 217 F Street.
Also it is available online at Blurb – https://www.blurb.com/b/10241203-sketching-around-davis