Cori’s Art Blog

 

Sport: Mixed Breed Dog

When a close girlfriend lost her dog of many years, I had to give her a drawing of her dog, Sport.  Although Sport, a mixed breed was not a Saluki like his roommates, sometimes I think he thought he was as tall and fast as them.  This dog portrait of Sport portrays...

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German Pinscher: Zippo

Check out my latest pastel drawing, a commissioned pet portrait of a German Pinscher named Zippo, who resides in Florida. This dog portrait depicts a red German Pinscher.  From my understanding, Zippo got his name because he races around all the time, especially in...

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Grizzle Saluki: Zeke

It is a sad day when we lose our pets.  In this case, it was a Grizzle Saluki I bred, who lived with my good friends Verial Whitten and Barbara Nackarud.  Shortly after I received an email from Verial asking if I could draw Zeke.   She hoped to gift Barbara a drawing...

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Goldendoodle: Miles

Sharing another of my holiday commissions, a dog portrait that I created in 2017.  Obviously, I could not post until the recipient of the gift received the drawing.  Miles is a Goldendoodle always adorned with a tie or scarf.  In most the images Miles carries a smile,...

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Standard Poodle: Odin

Meet Odin, an apricot colored Standard Poodle and a commissioned dog portrait I created in pastels for the holidays. Pet Portraits make lovely gifts. In creating this dog portrait I requested a selection of images so I could then select the photo that most inspires me...

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Fred And Wilma: Mixed Breed Dogs

Meet Fred and Wilma, two mixed breed dogs that are buddies and 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...

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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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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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