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I have been creating things since I was old enough to hold a pencil, a crayon or a needle. You may be surprised what you find here.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


5"x7" oil on hardboard

Captured this little fellow by luring him with sunflower seeds one summer afternoon.  With a tripod and zoom lense, I got a few good shots.  Have wanted to paint him for sometime.

If you are interested in purchasing this, please contact me at petportraitsbywendy at gmail.com.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Joe - a pet potrait

Oil on canvas panel

Joe is an adorable little Bichon Frise who lives in Florida. 

If you are interested in having a portrait done of your pet, please contact me at petportraitsbywendy at gmail.com.  Prices are very reasonable, starting as low as $50 for a small portrait.  No payment is due until you receive a jpeg and approve the final portrait.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Oil on Canvas panel

This painting of a wolf was done in 1991, but it stands the test of time.  The actual painting a bit lighter than the photo shows.

If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please contact me at petportraitsbywendy at gmail.com.  

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Camden Harbor

Camden Harbor
Oil on Canvas Board

Although our cruise last summer did originate out of Camden Harbor, this painting was not part of that trip.  I painted this in 1991 when I first took up painting.  I thought it fit right in with the current group of paintings, however.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Curtis Island Lighthouse

Curtis Island Lighthouse
Oil on canvas panel

Curtis Island Lighthouse is just one of the many lighthouses we saw from the decks of the "Grace Bailey" last August.  I am enjoying painting many of the terrific photos that I took on that trip.  Look for more soon.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lines Secured

"Lines Secured"
24"x30" on stretched canvas

Last summer we took a dream vacation on the two masted schooner "Grace Bailey".  I took lots of photos and am now turning many of them into paintings.  On the cruise, the passengers are able to volunteer as part of the crew.  Each morning raising the sails is part of the drill.  Once the sails are raised, the lines need to be coiled and secured for the day.  Raising the sails is hard work, but lots of fun.  Coiling the lines properly also takes a bit of practice. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pumpkin Island Lighthouse

This past summer we took a cruise on a two masted schooner from the 1800's.  I took lots of photos.  This painting is of the Pumpkin Island Lighthouse with another schooner passing behind it.

The painting itself is 11"x14", oil on canvas panel.

When I posted the first image above, I thought I was done with this painting.  My husband convinced me that I was not.  I like his suggestions and feel they improved the overall painting.