Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hi everyone!
I recently placed craigslist ads in several major "dog cities" around the country and I am getting flooded with emails and dogs. Its wonderful! I have around 60 breeds locked in, plenty of material for painting.
I am feeling a little overwhelmed though. It takes a couple hours a day just to correspond with everyone and answer emails. I am missing phone calls and having to turn down other work to save time for painting. My girlfriend is having dreams about dog paintings.
I am not complaining, this is the most fun Ive ever had making art. Its so rewarding to have so many people interested and sending in the dogs. I am learning so much about breeds and about how much people really love their dogs. The only part I dont like is that I am getting submissions so fast I cant keep the list updated and I am getting doubles of some dogs, meaning I have to say no to some people. Its really hard to do, I would love to paint everyones dog but I just cant.
So if I turned you down, please dont write me off! I will do more projects in the future and I will keep your beautiful pets in mind when I do. Specifically I have received around 10 pit bulls, so I may do a series of just pits.
Also if I havent returned your email, or phone call (sorry Ma!) please know that I have not forgotten you and I am not ignoring you! I will get back to you, I am just swimming in a sea of dogs and paint right now! More dogs later today!!
Mahalo and Aloha everyone!!!


  1. Are you looking to paint any Fila Braziliero's. (Brazilian Mastiff)???

  2. hi there! i just saw your post on craigslist NYC. i have a purebred fawn doberman pinscher with natural ears and tail. i don't know if you still need a dobe, or if she'll even work for you, since she doesn't look like the standard doberman pinscher, but she's pretty adorable and unique. if you'd like to see her, please email me!

  3. I'll bet that the photos you have of "pit bulls" are most likely American Bullies or AmStaffs. If they are big muscle dogs with huge heads you can guarantee they're not American Pit Bull terriers (the only dog that should be called "pit bull").

    Anyhow - my point was that you probably still need a pic of a good APBT and might want to break them out into AmStaff, AmBully and APBT

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  5. Hey, I must say, I love the project you're doing :D

    Not only do I have Brittany and Dachshund (Longhaired and smooth mini) photos you can reference, but I have plenty of other purebred photos you can use as I frequently shoot dog shows.

    I have a deviantart account ( that you can browse through and see if you like the photos, or e-mail me for reference photos of other breeds (Saluki, OES, NS Duck Toller, etc.)

    Best regards :D

  6. Love your project and your work! I e-mailed you over a couple photos and look forward to seeing more of your work.

  7. primespot1- I have received a brazilian mastiff submission and will be including the dog.

    Jacquelyn-Thanks so much but I have painted the doberman examples already, you can see them below. THanks though!!

    Deb A- THanks so much for the input, I have all three breeds lined up, portraits coming soon!

    brittany1of5-I appreciate it! I will take a look at your deviantart account.

    T.A.-Got your pics they look great! THanks!!

    Thanks for writing everyone!