Sunday, 1 November 2015

Belgian Shepherd Dog - Groenendael

16" x 20" Watercolour 

Having been negligent of this blog for so long, it's quite difficult to try and catch up and at the same time of course this is a very busy time of year for artists. So this is my excuse for my postings, some of which are going to be rather brief! Please accept my apologies.

The above painting was one of three Groenendaels painted earlier this year. They were commissioned as a surprise gift so a lot of secrecy was involved! 

If you do have any questions you'd like to ask me, do feel free to either comment below or email me and I will get back to you, or if your query is of general interest, will publish it in this blog.


Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Dalmatian in oils - Bailey

Oils on canvas - 16" x 12"

I told the following brief story on my facebook page (Anne Zoutsos Artist) and thought I'd share it with you all too.

When I was little I heard a story about a man who carved beautiful little horses. One day he carved one which was so perfect, it galloped away. It is my hope that one day one of my paintings will bark... 

This very handsome Dalmatian, painted in oils, is greatly missed by his devoted owner. RIP Bailey.


Monday, 26 October 2015

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel oil portrait

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Barney. 16" x 20" oil on canvas

Some dogs have such sweet expressions, all you want to do is hug them and that's exactly how I felt when I was painting Barney. Such a darling face. 

I was very upset to learn of Barney's passing shortly before his owners received his portrait but was gratified that at least it brought some comfort to them. RIP Barney.


Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Standard Long Haired Dachshund

20" x 16" watercolour - Aus Ch Laurieton His Masters Voice

Today's post is of a very handsome standard long haired dachshund. Not only a gorgeous looking dog but also one in stunning condition and looking so healthy. A real pleasure to paint! For those who are wondering what Aus Ch means, it is Australian Champion.

At the moment I'm wondering whether I should migrate this blog over to Wordpress and wonder if anyone has any views on this? I'm also unhappy with Feedblitz which sends this post by email to subscribers. I'm unhappy with it because of all the advertising plastered over the email but I'm not sure if there is a good alternative. I suppose I should research more but there are only so many hours in the day and at the moment most of them are taken up with painting. Talking of which, I must get back to it now!

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, 18 October 2015

Dalmatian oil painting - Tia

20" x 16" oil on canvas

As regular readers will know, I haven't got my blog postings properly organised yet, but I'm getting there!

Meanwhile, another Dalmatian for you. A sad story as this young girl, so full of life and living, was diagnosed as suffering from leukaemia and her life ended at the very premature age of 6. She is still greatly missed by her owner. RIP sweetheart. 

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Luca - Dalmatian Oil Portrait Painting

14" x 10" oil on canvas

Hmm, not wonderfully organised at updating my blog yet! Well, early days... 

Today I'm sharing an oil painting completed a few months ago. I really enjoyed painting this boy - it was fun to have a different pose from usual. I think it probably goes without saying that I do love the expression in his eyes and spent a long time getting them just as I wanted. I hope you agree that it was worth the time! 

The portrait was commissioned by his breeder in the UK as a gift for his owner - what a lovely gesture. 
This boy is alive and well and lives with his owner in France.  

If you have any questions or would like to discuss commissioning a painting please email me at (now booking into the New Year)


Monday, 31 August 2015

Dalmatian oil portrait

'Katti' - 16" x 20" oil on canvas

It's been a long time since I've posted on my blog. Those of you who've been around for some time will probably notice that there is a change in the design of this blog. This is to co-ordinate it with my new website which has very recently been published. If anyone notices any mistakes with the website, I'd be grateful if you could drop me a note to let me know. 

Meanwhile I've been busy painting of course and have quite a few paintings to share with you. I'm starting with my most recently finished commission of a stunning Dalmatian girl - how lovely she was and I can understand how much her owner misses her... 

I will try and organise myself to update this blog efficiently but again, those who have been around before will know that organisation isn't exactly my forte!

Welcome back everyone!