This is my first landscape painting in Oil! When I am tired of the cold winter days, I start dreaming of summer. This painting inspired me to remember the warmth and beauty of summer days gone by. I was able to visit this garden in York, Pennsylvania last August. I have fond memories of sitting in the garden cherishing the beautiful flowers and hearing the birds chirping.
This is a portrait of a 4 year old girl named Brynlee and her 9 month old brother, Landon. It is wonderful to capture their joy as they sat and played in a local sunflower field. It was a special time in the fall, when the sunflowers were in full bloom.
This is a commission of two dogs that I did for a friend's daughter. They are a very special part of her family! This was done in colored pencil which can be commissioned at a lesser cost than an Oil Painting.
I created this piece portraying the special bond between a little baby girl and her dog. She is very shy and sensitive around strangers, but if there is a new pet to meet, her face lights up and she loves them immediately. Based on my personal experience there is a special connection that children and pets can have with each other. Pets can give you a joy and peace rarely found in other places. French writer, Anatole France, once said that, “.. until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Many of my paintings include both children and pets and the innocence and unconditional love they share together. This is evidenced with “pet therapy” becoming an important part of helping children heal from abusive and difficult circumstances. Pets can help reduce stress and depression and promote physical and mental balance. This painting depicts this extraordinary bond.
This is a painting of my granddaughter, Bree. She recently turned a year old and loves our puppy, Skippy. She is our very sensitive and serious granddaughter and I tried to capture that in this painting. She gives us so much joy in our life and I was blessed to have the opportunity to paint her!
This oil painting is a tribute to my rescue pig, Kirby. He grew bigger than he was supposed to, so the people that had him as a house pet could no longer keep him. He was very smart and knew how to get into their refrigerator, even with locks on it! He is now a fat and happy pig at our small farm in Stewartstown.
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.
This antelope was painted from Nixon Park Museum in PA and is a native of Africa.