Slipping Nicely Back into My Comfort Zone with a Painting of a Sled Dog

I guess this goes with my recent athlete paintings! After all, is there any creature that is moire athletic than a sled dog? These animals run for hundreds of miles in the freezing cold. I think I have probably painted or drawn this dog, or some version of this dog, at least fifteen times, if not more. I love the image of a sled dog doing what they love most and do best. It’s like painting pure joy.

Iron Dog: The Runner Acrylic on canvas board 16" x 20" 2013

Iron Dog: The Runner
Acrylic on canvas board
16″ x 20″

Watercolor Paintings for Siberian Husky Rescue Event

MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue will be hosting a fun event on Sunday, a wine tasting and BBQ fundraiser at Manatawny Creek Winery in PA. I painted these two images for the auction table. I hope they raise some money for the pups!

Sunset, watercolor on paper. 9" x 12", 2013

Sunset, watercolor on paper. 9″ x 12″, 2013

Mush!, watercolor on paper. 9" x 12", 2013

Mush!, watercolor on paper. 9″ x 12″, 2013

Siberian Puppy in Charcoal 37:365

Day 37 of my one a day resolution: I’m trying to add a little personality to my charcoal sketches. This puppy was born in rescue. As you would expect, the entire litter was quickly adopted. They have gown into wonderful dogs and are planning a reunion soon…

Siberian huksky puppy

In Honor of the Puppy Bowl 34:365

Day 34 of my one a day resolution: We’re switching back and forth between the Superbowl and the Puppy bowl, but puppies are much more fun to draw!

Siberian husky puppy

Another Drawing of a Siberian Husky 21:365

Day 21 of my one a day resolution: I hope people like looking at huskies as much as I like drawing them! Tonight I did another charcoal sketch of my friend’s husky, Tia. She lost Tia a week or two before I lost Juno, so I know she still feels the emptiness. Drawing helps me…I hope the drawings help her too.

siberian husky art

Learning to Draw One Day at a Time 1:365

One a Day 1:365

Day one of my one a day resolution: Meet Meadow. She is a five-year-old Siberian husky who has been a guest with MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue for over a year. She has a sweet disposition and is wonderful with children. Her only flaw; she suffers from a seizure disorder. Despite the fact that her seizures are completely controlled by medication, people seem afraid to commit to her. This sketch of Meadow was done on paper with a pencil.

Watching an Old Dog Get Older

Every day I watch my old dog get a little bit older. I watch her stumble a bit more and eat a bit less. I wonder if she will be here tomorrow. And somehow, miraculously, she is. So I continue watching my old dog get older.


This is the last painting I did of Junie. I’m sure I will paint others, but for now, this one tells her story.