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Paintings I have completed. Most are oils, some are acrylics. Some are studies of other artists' paintings. I'm only a beginner and still copying and learning, to feel my way around before I arrive at my own style I guess. I first started painting lessons in January 2010 here in Christchurch New Zealand. Then came the earthquakes and closed down the studio which was in the Central Business District in town. So a few months of no painting and then I found someone closer by to paint with :-).
This is our Polar Bear Argent - oil on canvas. Unfortunately we lost him just over a month ago :-( but now have his beautiful face hanging up in our lounge too.

This is our Polar Bear Argent - oil on canvas. Unfortunately we lost him just over a month ago :-( but now have his beautiful face hanging up in our lounge too.

This is Hamish, a little Border Terrier. A private commission.

This is Hamish, a little Border Terrier. A private commission.

Lady in Blue and Lady in Green. These two little paintings I did to practice working wet on wet. The Lady in Blue was a picture on a calendar I have by a local artist. Good practice studying more experienced artists and their styles :-).

Lady in Blue and Lady in Green. These two little paintings I did to practice working wet on wet. The Lady in Blue was a picture on a calendar I have by a local artist. Good practice studying more experienced artists and their styles :-).

This is another Australian Kookaburra which I have called "Kookaburra by moonlight". Still have to get this and a few others framed. Framing costs HEAPS but make them look so much more professional I think.

This is another Australian Kookaburra which I have called "Kookaburra by moonlight". Still have to get this and a few others framed. Framing costs HEAPS but make them look so much more professional I think.

This is "Mrs Anne Horton" which I copied from a print I had in a calendar. The original was done by Thomas Gainsborough in 1766.

This is "Mrs Anne Horton" which I copied from a print I had in a calendar. The original was done by Thomas Gainsborough in 1766.

This one is called "Kooky" and is from a picture I found on the internet of an Australian Kookaburra. It is my second painting, which I painted simultaneously with the one of Fendi (my very first painting) when I started painting classes.

This one is called "Kooky" and is from a picture I found on the internet of an Australian Kookaburra. It is my second painting, which I painted simultaneously with the one of Fendi (my very first painting) when I started painting classes.

This one I've called "Leonberger Love" and is copied from a very old print some friends of mine have hanging on their wall in France.

This one I've called "Leonberger Love" and is copied from a very old print some friends of mine have hanging on their wall in France.

This is Shandel, a daughter of Triomph and Etoile (our French imported foundation bitch). She is from our second litter, a rare sand colour. Pretty lousy photo of the painting, but I'm not good at photography. The reflected light always gets me.

This is Shandel, a daughter of Triomph and Etoile (our French imported foundation bitch). She is from our second litter, a rare sand colour. Pretty lousy photo of the painting, but I'm not good at photography. The reflected light always gets me.

This is our Fendi, our very first Leonberger and one of our two foundation bitches. She is the mother of Stella. This is also my very first painting.

This is our Fendi, our very first Leonberger and one of our two foundation bitches. She is the mother of Stella. This is also my very first painting.

This is Stella. Her father is Triomph and she is from the very first litter we bred. Still going strong and healthy at nearly 10 years old :-).

This is Stella. Her father is Triomph and she is from the very first litter we bred. Still going strong and healthy at nearly 10 years old :-).

Triomphe, our beautiful French imported Leonberger, who became our first stud boy. Paint is still a bit wet in this photo.

Triomphe, our beautiful French imported Leonberger, who became our first stud boy. Paint is still a bit wet in this photo.

I copied this image off a calendar page at an art studio I was painting at. Oil on canvas. "Glass of Wine in Cellar".

I copied this image off a calendar page at an art studio I was painting at. Oil on canvas. "Glass of Wine in Cellar".

I called this one Flamenco Lady with Fan. It's in oil and lives in Sydney now in a private collection.

I called this one Flamenco Lady with Fan. It's in oil and lives in Sydney now in a private collection.

Love using gold in paintings :-) This is a study of another artist's style. His name is Theo Broeren and he is a famous painter in Holland. Really appeals to me. I called it "Notes of Grey".

Love using gold in paintings :-) This is a study of another artist's style. His name is Theo Broeren and he is a famous painter in Holland. Really appeals to me. I called it "Notes of Grey".

Finally framed it. It's called "Cheese Lovers Delight" or should that be "Wine Lovers Delight"? Took me 7 months to paint!

Finally framed it. It's called "Cheese Lovers Delight" or should that be "Wine Lovers Delight"? Took me 7 months to paint!