Cori’s Art Blog

 

Fred And Wilma: Commissioned Pet Portrait

Fred and Wilma two mixed breed dogs were my most recent commissioned pet portrait. Creating a dog portrait of two fluffy white dogs can be challenging. I always ask for a selection of photos so I can decide on the image that most inspires me. In this case I brought...

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Bernese Mountain Dog: Hugo

This drawing of a Bernese Mountain Dog was inspired by a photo taken of Hugo at a wine tasting my husband and I attended.  Hugo's owner, George Skorka takes Hugo to many wine and trade tastings.  You could say Hugo is the Los Angeles wine trade tasting mascot.  For...

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Fred and Wilma: Mixed Breed Dogs

Meet Fred and Wilma, two mixed breed dogs that are buddies. Their owner commissioned me to do a dog portrait as well as asked me to assist them with framing the drawing, which I do for commission pet portraits on occasion.  I was also asked to incorporate the room...

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Horse: Day Dreaming

When I am creating Monotypes I often produce a series using the original print and then making a second print using the ghost of the background.  This is an the original hand pulled print I created of a horse.  There is a sensitivity about the way this horse looks...

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Sunflowers: Suncatcher

This floral drawing is the second in a series of Sunflowers I created from a Monotype.  I used the ghost of my first print to create this hand pulled print.  A ghost is a second printing of an image but in this case I painted the flower back in.  I used a very loose...

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Sunflower: Basking in the Sun

There is something about Sunflowers that inspire me.  Recently viewing some images of these flowers, I decided the next time I created Monotypes I would create a Sunflower. This is the first of two Sunflower designs I created by painting on a plate and printing. This...

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Weimaraner: Vegas the Lucky Rescue Dog

In addition to being an animal artist, I am a wine journalist. An important aspect of many wineries is the winery dog.  Because I have an affinity for both wine and dogs, I love to draw these winery dogs. Dracaena Wines, a winery located in Paso Robles, known for the...

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Black Labrador Retriever: Easy Does It

The adoring eyes on this Black Labrador Retriever were the enticement to create my latest drawing.  Each artist captures the essence of a dog in different ways and for me it is the eyes that grab me.  For many people, a dog speaks to them through the eyes.   This...

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Toy Fox Terrier: Dobby

I had a lot of fun drawing this cutey.  A commissioned dog portrait of a Toy Fox Terrier, who loves to cross his paws as evidenced in this drawing.  It is funny how some pet portraits come more easily; this was one of those that just spoke to me. Dobby's owners are...

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Piggly: Rescue Dog

This commissioned Pet Portrait is of a rescue dog named Piggly.  I donated a dog portrait to the California Wildlife Center and Piggly's owners were the winning bid. Unfortunately Piggly found her forever home for only a few months.  An illness took her to the Rainbow...

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Yellow Labrador Retriever: Biscuit

This pastel drawing of a yellow Labrador Retriever named Biscuit was commissioned dog portrait. Biscuit roommate is also a yellow Labrador.  Check out Miley dog portrait. For more information on dog portraits email...

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Curly Coated Retriever: Ozzy

Ozzy is a Curly Coated Retriever that I was commissioned to do a dog portrait of this year. This was my first attempt at this breed. Dark colored dogs are often more difficult to draw because getting the right expression is more of a challenge. The artist must typically has to exaggerate the highlights to bring out the dogs spirit. In this case I was able to bring out Ozzy’s gentle nature with more subtle highlights.

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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon: Griffin

I am always intrigued by drawing new breeds. When I was attending a wine tasting from Crocker & Starr and heard that owner Pam Starr had a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, I was hooked.  I had to do a drawing of Griffin. As a wine writer the winery dog can be important...

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Goldendoodle: Kula

Although I was told this Goldendoodle was a character, this dog portrait of Kula captures her sweet calm manner.  She is lying quietly probably anticipating her next move. Other Goldendoodle Art: In addition if you like this Goldendoodle, check out this drawing of a...

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Maltese: Alfie

During a wine tasting event I met three adorable Maltese. I could not resist photographing them as I need to add the Maltese to my portfolio. This drawing of Alfie came from one of the photos I took at Dolin Estate Winery in Malibu....

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