American Cocker Spaniels Custom Portrait

My latest custom dog portrait was of two American Cocker Spaniels. The black and tan cocker spaniel is Groucho, and the black cocker spaniel is Buckwheat. The client wanted them sitting together with their paws hanging over the edge of the ottoman, and I think it made for an engaging portrait. This portrait was done with a watercolor underpainting, with pigment pencils for all the detail. In the private collection of Debbie Gagliardi.

Groucho and Buckwheat Custom Portrait
Groucho and Buckwheat Custom Portrait

Custom Painted Glass Vases with Newfoundlands

The Newfoundland Club of New England has hired me to do a number of items for fund raisers. Here are four vases, 3 x 6 inches tall, with the four different colors of Newfoundlands painted on. As with every piece I do, each one is a one-of-a-kind work, no two are alike, even if I use the same model dog. Each piece is a mini portrait of a Newfoundland.

Black Newfoundland Custom Painted Vase
Black Newfoundland Custom Painted Vase
Landseer Newfoundland Vase
Landseer Newfoundland Custom Painted Vase
Brown Newfoundland Custom Painted Vase
Brown Newfoundland Custom Painted Vase
Gray Newfoundland Custom Painted Vase
Gray Newfoundland Custom Painted Vase

Custom Painted Canister with Icelandic Sheepdog

This custom painted china canister with an Icelandic Sheepdog was done for a client who was giving it to a friend in Iceland. The canister is roughly 9 1/2 inches tall. The top has three painted chickens on it. The design on the canister covers about half the circumference of the piece, showing the portrait of the dog with a background of Icelandic landscape.

Icelandic Sheepdog Painted Canister
Icelandic Sheepdog Painted Canister

Here is a shot of the top of the canister with the three painted chickens.

Canister top with Chickens
Canister top with Chickens

Border Terrier Dog Breed Trophies

This is a group of Border Terriers done in stained glass, being use for trophies for a show out in the mid west. First here is the stained glass Border Terrier mirror, for Best of Breed.
All work Copyright 2010 by Diane Blasius

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The stained glass clock with the Border Terrier was given for Best of Opposite.

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Smaller prizes with stained glass Border Terriers were votive holders with the heads on stands, small 4 x 6 stained glass frame, and stained glass ornaments. Also offered with this line of trophies were note cards with a Border Terrier design, as seen in the Note Cards section.

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Border-Terrier-Votive-Back

Border Terrier Votive Candle Holder

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Border Terrier Picture Frame

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Border Terrier Ornament

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Border Terrier Note Card

Chocolate Labrador Retriever Portrait

This custom dog portrait is of Summer, a Chocolate Labrador Retriever. Dr. Ed Monroe from North Carolina found our website and commissioned me to do this portrait of his Lab for his wife’s Christmas present, as a surprise. Through email, I was provided with high quality photos of the dog. I emailed back a preliminary sketch to make sure I had the right look and with the okay from Dr. Monroe, I proceeded with the finish work. Now it is in the private collection of Dr. and Mrs. Ed Monroe.
All work Copyright 2010 by Diane Blasius

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Flat Coated Retriever Portrait

This custom dog portrait is of Tapas, a Flat Coated Retriever. It was done as a secret gift for a friend for Christmas of 2009, and is now in the home of Donna Bennett. Doing a portrait of a dog that I know can be difficult, as it can be harder to capture that essence I’m familiar with. The eyes are where the personality is and I believe I’ve captured Tapas’ happy-go-lucky yet sensitive nature.
All work Copyright 2010 by Diane Blasius

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