Saturday, 24 October 2009

Christmas Is Coming!

Christmas Is Coming! by Anne Zoutsos - 7" x 5" oil on hardboard/masonite

I don't think it will surprise those who know me that at Christmas time we hang stockings on the mantlepiece for our dogs!  Admittedly we don't leave them alone overnight with the dogs.........  In the painting here, Angel looks as though she is deciding what to put on her list for Father Christmas.  This particular stocking is one of my favourites - surprise, surprise! It is gorgeous and soft and Angel always wants to play with it, but as with a couple of other special Christmas Dalmatians, she is only allowed a gentle play under close supervision.

Look carefully at the top of the mantlepiece and see if you can 'spot' anything there.

This painting comes as a reminder that Christmas is rapidly approaching - especially for artists like myself for whom it is the busiest time of year, so if you are thinking about commissioning a painting, it will have to be soon!

My new website is nearly ready, so do check it out often as there will be a selection of prints and cards available to purchase.


This painting is straight off the easel and will need to dry for several days before it can be shipped

Friday, 16 October 2009

Reflections On The Peke Of Perfection

Reflections On The Peke Of Perfection - 7" x 5" oil on hardboard/masonite

It's been difficult to find time for my 'daily' paintings lately owing to commissions and the fact that I'm updating my website.  However, I decided I had to make time to paint this sweet little expression and then have fun with the reflection and the title of the painting!  I hope you enjoy it.

When sold a donation of 10% will be made to Old Dog Haven from the profits


Based on a photograph by Blackangel -

Sunday, 11 October 2009

German Shepherd portrait by Anne Zoutsos

Aspects  of Love at Jasueter- watercolour 16" x 20"

I expect some of you may wonder where I am when I am not posting any new paintings; well I'm painting commissioned works - that's right - I never stop painting!

Here is one which was sent off last week and I'm of course very happy that the owner is thrilled with it - well more than happy, I'm thrilled too :)  My paintings are my 'babies' and I only want them going to homes where they will be loved as much as I have loved creating them.

Sophie, featured above, was a much loved pet who also became a champion and foundation for the successful Jasueter German Shepherd Dogs and whose passing has left a great gap.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

The Watcher In The Sun (Jack Russell Terrier)

The Watcher In The Sun (Jack Russell Terrier) - 7" x 5" oil on hardboard/masonite

I think this painting gives a feeling of peace but not a sleepy sort of quiet but a watchful waiting for the return of a beloved owner.  I know that when I have been out for several hours without my dogs (not a frequent occurrence), when I get home, far from being rested, they are very tired. I know that they are not noisy when I am out so must presume that they are like the dog in this painting, patiently waiting and watching for my return.

What then of dogs who wait and whose owners never return?  I hate to think what they must go through.

When this painting is sold, a 10% donation from the profits will be made to Old Dog Haven whose website is well worth a visit.


(as usual it hasn't been possible to get a totally accurate photo of the colours and tones in the painting but it is as accurate as I can get it!)

Based on the photograph by *etoile at Flickr