Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Simon the Dove

 The first bird portrait that has come across my desk and hopefully not the last, this little man was rescued by an amazing family who have been patrons of mine for some time.  Simon was living in barrely survivable conditions in a hoarder's home, but is now happily loved and cared for by his adoptive family.

Remember, as spring rolls around, there are always more animals in need to foster and adoptive homes.  Maybe there is room for one more animal in your life!

Large Scale Portraits Are Very Real

This portrait is over 24" wide, 20" high. 
Custom sizing from very small to very large are all options, so send your macro and microdreams my way!

This gouache and watercolor portrait is an excellent tribute to a long friendship with of a gem of a spaniel!
Painted on high rag content cold-pressed archival watercolor paper.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Just A Little Guy

For a family member's family member.  Love that curly face lining!

Enjoying the Details

Painting this portrait of two sibling cats was a lot of fun, and a great opportunity
 to break in and completely demolish a new liner brush.  
No regrets!
No prisoners!
Paint all day!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Pensive Pugtimes

Above is the detail shot of a pug portrait I completed for this holiday season.
Pugs are some of my favorite dogs to paint, there are always so many little hairy details
 to include there, and their faces can't be beat.

This is the floating pug-in-progress before she was given a blanket to lean on. 

I'm playing a lot more with pattern and color right now, so this was a fun opportunity
to go with what I thought would be exciting.  Her face is so placid, it looked like there 
needed to be some more movement in the rest of the portrait.

Monday, December 30, 2013

McGee in All His Glory

Thus begins the wave of holiday portraits I have not been able to post until now.
Here is McGee, the ghost-colored Brooklynite, an Instagram friend whose person
brought a number of fun details to include along with a healthy heaping of 
flexibility for how the portrait should turn out.  
This gave me plenty to play around with.

I remember re-watching a few episodes of Doctor Who during this one
and listening to The Crystals. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Name that Ancient Italian Breed, Winter Edition

Message me with what breed you think this dog is - first person to get it 
(other than the owner) wins a free print!

This portrait's white highlights on the face were my favorite part to work on,
it got so layered that the piece is almost three dimensional!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Holiday Discount on the Ketch Wehr store!

Holiday discount on my webstore til December 14th - 
winter means Star Wars season, so just type in RANCOR 
for 20% off the entire site!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hold On To Your Friends

Now available for purchase, this limited edition run 
oholiday friendship prints is on sale and ready to land in your mailbox.

Also, any pet portrait orders placed from today until Nov. 31st 
will receive this print as a free bonus for ordering early 
before the holiday season is in full swing. 
Two arts for the price of one? That's good gifting.

Friday, November 1, 2013

A Petite Tattoo Portrait

A fun memorial of this little lop eared rabbit, Chubby.
It's a design for a tattoo and a portrait, all rolled into one.

This is the first portrait where I have had an opportunity to include
kale as a decorative item.  I do not think that it will be the last.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Canadian Cat Times!

I recently finished this little cat slice but waited to post her
until she arrived to her gift recipient -
you've got to love those subtle marmalade cats!

As always, my favorite part are the final details of the little hairs
in the ears, the light in the eyes, and the ticky tiny lines
all around the face with opaque colors.