Independent Paintings

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This page shows a few paintings I have finished that is not done for school. I hope to have more of these in the future!

The images are scanned from photos and slides of the artwork, so the colour, size etc is probably more than a little distorted. For some pieces I was unable to get rid of the glare from the varnish as well. Click on the images for a larger version of the painting. Comments, suggestions, criticisms are more than welcome! If you wish to know when my artwork is updated, let me know and I'll notify you when I add new pieces.


Title: Chewy
Size: 12" diameter
Medium: oil on canvas
Date: July 2001
Status: in my aunt Maria's house

This is a portrait of my aunt's dog Chewy. I painted him a tad chubbier than he really is, but he mostly look like that. Chewy is a pomeranian. I took this as a gift to my aunt when I stayed with her on a visit to San Jose.




Title: Parasol mushroom ferret
Size: 12" diameter
Medium: oil on canvas
Date: January 2002
Status: sold to Hildy Langewis of FerretWare in a hidden bid auction at Ferret Symposium 2002. Proceeds went to Support our shelters and ferrets ADV research.

I always like the way mushrooms look, and having a mushroom as a shelter just seems to make sense. This is hopefully the first of many little paintings featuring a ferret taking shelter under some edible mushroom.

The ferret here is loosely based on a photo of Birch. I wanted to finish it in time for the symposium and I had a deadline for my independent study, so I did not have enough time to make the ferret look like Birch. I'm not unhappy with the result, given the short amount of time I had to finish it. I end up carrying it on the plane to Las Vegas because the painting hasn't quite dried yet! I'm really happy with the feedback I got at the symposium, and I hope to do more paintings for SOS in the future.




Title: Clouded agaric mushroom ferret
Size: 12" diameter
Medium: oil on canvas
Date: June 2002
Status: gift to Dr. Wellehan (UGuelph)

This is supposed to be Sand standing under a clouded agaric mushroom. I got a bit of feedback from Art on this painting, there are a few things wrong with it. The main problem is that the foreground isn't consistently out of focus. I didn't have time to fix it since I finished it the week Dr. Wellehan was going to end his internship at Guelph. He did a lot for my ferrets, so I hope he enjoys this little memento.




Title: Bleeding hearts
Size: 12" diameter
Medium: oil on canvas
Date: June 2003
Status: gift to Dr. Boutette (UGuelph)

This is supposed to be Sabre standing under some bleeding hearts. I found out a week before he left that Dr. Boutette's intership was ending, so I didn't have a lot of time to get the painting right. Sabre was Dr. Boutette's favourite ferret patient.

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