Cori’s Art Blog

 

Sunflower: Basking in the Sun

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

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

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

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

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 won the Dog Portrait. 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

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. Other Yellow Labrador artwork Lizzie For more information on dog portraits email Cori.

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Curly Coated Retriever: Ozzy

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

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...

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Goldendoodle: Kula

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

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. Save

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Seal Point Siamese Cat: A Spark of Life – For Sale

Seal Point Siamese Cat: A Spark of Life – For Sale

With intense blue eyes this Seal Point Siamese cat stares out into the distance with big blue eyes. This drawing is available for sale on Etsy.com. To purchase or for more information about this Siamese Cat drawing email Cori. Other Siamese Cat Artwork Available: Red...

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Bella

Bella

This pastel drawing was all about capturing the sweet Golden Retriever peacefully napping on the floor.  This was a commissioned dog portrait. Save

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Bunny Rabbit: Ears to You – For Sale

Bunny Rabbit: Ears to You – For Sale

I love springtime with all the budding flowers and greenery that is all around us. Bunny rabbit and spring are synonymous. This cute black and white bunny is enjoying life while sitting in the grass. This drawing is available for sale in my Etsy Shop. To purchase or...

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Labrador Retriever: Miley

Labrador Retriever: Miley

I just loved the eyes on this Labrador Retriever.  They were so expressive.  This was a pet portrait that was part of a gift basket I donated to for Children of the Night.  From what Miley's owner says, she loves water so I am sure in this dog portrait, Miley is...

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