Sunday, April 25, 2010

Irish Setter Club Awards Banquet


Last night at the awards banquet Drew, Willowbrook Artist's Rendition, won the blue ribbon puppy award. Yeah Drew. Here he is at two years old - not a puppy anymore. Boy, why do they have to grow up so quickly! We hope he is soon a father!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Our First Planned Litter


My husband and I have always purchased our dogs. We've had Irish Setters since the early 1980's. Here we are - 30 years later and have decided to breed a litter. The mom will be Monet. Up until now, Monet has been my "working model" in the studio. We hope she will enjoy her new role! Will keep you posted on how this goes!

Friday, April 16, 2010

PBGV Petite Basset Griffon Vendeen


This is Molly. She is a rescue dog and quite a little love. When she was adopted her new family was told she was a PBGV. Well, there is a lot of PBGV in her but we are confident that there is a little something else in there too.
One thing is for sure, she is the best dog her family has ever owned and if I were a dog, I'd love to be with Molly's family.

Thank you for having me paint your special girl!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Irish Setters & Long Haired Dachshund


This painting was so much fun to create. Charlie, the doxie, was such a hoot. He has so much energy and charisma. The owners of the dogs were quite interested how I was going to arrange the three dogs in the composition.

I took in excess of 100 photos of the three dogs in Lancaster, Pennsylvania last June. When it came to creating the painting, Charlie just fit in perfectly sitting below his two best friends.

Hope you enjoy viewing this painting as much as I had creating it!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Irish Setter - Monet at the Dog Show




Monet aka Ch. Rusticwood Spellbound just finished her American Kennel Club championship this past weekend by going WB and BOW at the Irish Setter Club of Central California Specialty for a four point major. There were 33 dogs and 31 bitches entered in the classes. Monet was owner handled for every point.

We are so proud of her. Our next step - hum - maybe the whelping box and a hopefully some wiggly little baby Monets!