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In Art Watercolor Gallery, Dharma Dogs on September 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm

watercolor 9/2021

Osa is a commissioned painting. This puppy is very special to her people and I fell in love with her when I saw her photos. Osa means ‘one who is closer to God…the Goddess’. Seems to me in painting her that there is much depth to her. So I was moved to paint her beautiful soul which seemed to overshadow her dogginess. Well…her people clearly adore her. Fortunate four legged.

I have been suffering a severe lack of dog friends so I am dog sitting ‘Maggie’ for my daughter when she works. Everyone gets what they want. I give ‘Maggie’ a fresh bone every day. Spoiled? I’m guilty, but I can’t help myself.



‘Maggie’ aka….Magnut, bone breath, sweet girl



In Art Watercolor Gallery, Dharma Dogs on June 4, 2020 at 3:22 pm

watercolor 6/2020



the maus garden

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Dharma Dogs on April 6, 2020 at 3:33 pm

watercolor 8 x 11 4/2020

This is a portrait of my Queensland Heeler ‘Maus.’ She passed from this world on October 13, 2019. She was 16 years old. Her passing came 2 months to the day of my other Queensland ‘Buddha.’ I paint these memorials for my pets who have traveled on and I can no longer hold in my arms. This one might have been the most painful…..the painting that is….so it has taken me a very long time to complete. Too many tears to bear and not able to let go of her form. They both gave me great love and I loved them the same in return. I drew a final sketch the morning before Maus died. I knew she was ill and would not be with me much longer. The vet said she was not in pain and that I would have her another few months. It was good news but I sensed that she would be gone quickly. When I draw I feel the soul alive in my fingers when I touch the body with my eyes so it was important to touch her that way in one last drawing. They were my beloved companions.

Maus being a frisbee addict

Both dogs spent most of their lives running in the mountain woods and swimming in the lake. Maus after a dip in the lake.

Maus and Buddha messing with the sheet changing process

A portrait of Maus

A last drawing of Maus

joseph many coats

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Dharma Dogs on December 1, 2016 at 4:39 pm
watercolor 12/2016

watercolor 12/2016

‘Give me wisdom so that I may have kindness for all.’

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In Dharma Dogs on March 4, 2015 at 8:10 pm
watercolor aceo 3/2015

watercolor aceo 3/2015

I’m very fond of pities. One in particular…Diesel….is Buddha’s friend. He and Buddha love to run and play at the Lake. Diesel is a great big dog and full of energy. When they play it is best to grab a tree because they pay no attention to where they run.

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service husky

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Dharma Dogs on January 21, 2015 at 9:43 pm
watercolor 4 x 4.5  1/2015

watercolor 4 x 4.5 1/2015

I met this magnificent white husky service dog on one of my walks in the San Bernardino National Forest. Such a beautiful animal and I stopped to talk to the handler. She told me that the husky is a service dog to a man who suffers from epileptic seizures. The dog has the ability to sense an oncoming attack up to 30 minutes before it occurs. Such an amazing bond between human and dog. Sorry that I cannot remember her name.

 This painting was submitted to ‘Art for Barks.’  It is a web site consisting of creations by artists supporting service and rescue animal charities. A presentation of service dog art by many of the artists will be uploaded soon.
The original sold as soon as I listed it on Etsy but there are prints available on my website.


white dog

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Dharma Dogs on January 3, 2015 at 8:33 pm
watercolor aceo 1/2015

watercolor aceo 1/2015

‘Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.’
   ― Milan Kundera

the guardian

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Dharma Dogs, Two Spirits on December 4, 2014 at 9:53 pm
watercolor aceo 12/2014

watercolor aceo 12/2014

Dogs are simply amazing grace. You can see the entire universe by looking into their eyes.

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In Art Watercolor Gallery, Dharma Dogs on October 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm
watercolor 15 x 12 10/2014

watercolor 15 x 12 10/2014

This commissioned painting illustrates a Lakota creation story about Dog. I hand printed the story around the edge of 15″ x 12″ piece of 300lb watercolor paper.

‘So angry was the Creator over man’s mistreatment of animals that he drew a line wit his finger upon the ground. On one side were the beasts and on the other were the people. The line grew so deep and so wide that neither side could be near the other ever again. But at the last moment, Dog jumped over, to remain forever at man’s side.’

Wonderful story isn’t it?


In Art Watercolor Gallery, Critters, Dharma Dogs on March 20, 2014 at 12:19 pm
watercolor 8x10 c3/2014

watercolor 8×10 c3/2014

This is ‘Sachi.’ My favorite crazy boxer. She lived to plus 13.  She left this world in the beginning of February. Much adored.I was there with my ‘Bad Boxer.’ I still cry and it was hard to work on this portrait. I helped raise her the first three years of her life so we were close. I will forever love boxer dogs. They are so full of fun.

This portrait is for my son John and his wife Aida.

Bad Boxer  1:80   F 4.5_12


Sachi was the subject for this painting. We used to say fondly that she was evil because she was always in trouble. She was the darlin of Dog Beach in Huntington Beach, California.