This is a picture of my granddaughter, Brynlee, with our new Toy Sheltie puppy, Skippy. They both love spending time together, and have been an inspiration to paint. It gives me joy to paint pets and children that are dear to people's hearts.
This is the 5th in my series of "Mother and Baby" animals. This is my Shetland Sheepdog named Hattie. Even though she has never been a mother she looked like these puppies when we first brought her home. This painting has a special place in my heart since we have always owned Shelties. I love them for their keen intelligence and their gentle and sweet nature.
This is the forth in my series of "Mother and Baby Animals." Even though the mother leopard is a large and stealthy hunter, she nurtures and protects her babies. Baby leopards are born extremely vulnerable and rely on the mother for protection and food.
This painting is a tribute to our rescue dachshund, Penny. We rescued her from a Puppy Mill where she probably had a lot of adorable puppies like this one. Now, we are thankful that she has a loving family and she can run free at our home.
The is the second in a series of "Mother and Baby Animals." The mother and baby giraffes also share a special bond with each other. I have admired them for being the tallest of all the mammals with their grace and beauty.
This is one of my first in a series of "Mother and Baby" Animals. One of my favorite animals has always been the elephants. They are one of the most inintelligent species of animals on Earth. They also form strong family bonds that last a lifetime. The Mom is very devoted to her babies and they stay together for many, many years. Since I also treasure strong family bonds, I have always admired them.
One of the coolest gifts I have ever been given!!! Thank you so much Kelly Pedersen for your incredible thoughtfulness, your talent, and your attention to detail! It looks just like him!
This is my granddaughter, Brynlee, and my two dogs, Hattie and Penny. They all love chocolate, and were hoping they would not get "caught in the act!"
Brynlee is 2 years old in this picture and she and her new puppy, Natty Boh, are good friends. They have a special way of talking to each other.
This is my daughter's rescue chiweenie! She was a gift for her birthday and it was also her first year being married. The cottage they lived in is behind Cola.
Original photo used for painting.
The mother cat had to have an emergency c-section and lost all her babies except for this one. They had a very special relationship since it was only the two of them.
Our sheltie that is very intelligent and curious. It always appears like she is looking at you to understand what you are talking about.
This antelope was painted from Nixon Park Museum in PA and is a native of Africa.
This moose was painted from Nixon Park Museum and is native in the state of Maine.
Our dachshund was once a breeding dog in a puppy mill and then brought to a kill shelter because they did not like her puppies. Thankfully, she was rescued from the kill shelter in South Carolina and came to live with us. Probably because she had a hard life she has two sides to her. Most of the time she is loving and affectionate, but occasionally she will bite someone that comes to visit unexpectedly. We are trying to help her overcome her fears.
These pigs were at a farm in New England. A friend was riding by on their motorcycle and captured this moment.
This is my Icelandic horse visiting my friend’s baby goat that was only a few days old.