Piccolo on Jones Street

April 5, 2010

just a sneak peek…

4 oil washes and counting…very much a work in progress.

Meet Flossie

March 5, 2010

My very first kitty-kat portrait!  Isn’t she a cutie?  More to come soon!

8″x10″

Acrylic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

©2010 Heather L. Young

Studio Overhaul…

February 22, 2010

After living here for the last 8 months or so, It’s about time I got this studio in working order…Bulletin boards and calendars are pretty well useless if not hanging on the walls.  So this weekend, I painted the studio a fresh February Frost color.  Something punchy to get me motivated.  Here’s a sneak peek…I still have a long way to go, but I think my Blushing Mona will fit right in.

If you want to see a super cute picture of Vayda trying to steal my curtains, become a fan on Facebook

Oh and don’t forget!  Today is the LAST DAY for 1/2 Price Kitty Portraits!

Wishing you all a lovely Monday ~ xo

Two Shiba Inus

February 16, 2010

and too darn cute!  I might just have to kidnap these pups one day.  (well, I might pass on Yoji since he’s on a homemade vegan diet…I can’t even cook that good for myself)

“Yoji & Ginger”

11×14 Acrylic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

©2009 Heather L. Young

Calling All Cat Ladies!

February 11, 2010

Why not launch the new site with a Big Sale? Spread the word to all your cat lovin’ folk, this will only happen once!

Mystery Pups

February 4, 2010

…a sneak peek at my drafting table…I soooo love painting furry babies!

He may be the last to post, but he was the first of four French Bulldog commissions to come my way this year.  Just look at those ears!  I absolutely adore him!

“Remi”

11″x14″ Acrylic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

©2009 Heather L. Young

roots…

January 13, 2010

…sometimes it’s good to get back to them.  In the midst of the Christmas rush, I received an inquiry about a traditional charcoal drawing.  This is not a trade I promote, but I thought it would be a breath of fresh air from all the inks and pet portraits floating around the studio.  So I accepted.  Sadly, the subject of the sketch had passed, and this drawing was a Christmas present to his mother.  (I wasn’t aware of the latter until after I accepted)  Not that I would have declined the offer, it just added a little extra weight to my shoulders to be sure and do him justice.  Thankfully, it turned out just fine…

(Please excuse the fact that this is a photograph…I didn’t want to smudge charcoal all over my scanner)

16″x20″ charcoal on paper

©2009 Heather L. Young

The son of a Westminster contender, he’s quite the charmer!

“Oscar”

8″x10″ Acrylic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

©2009 Heather L. Young

2 more French Bulldogs

January 6, 2010

I  think I’m destined to have one someday…although, I’m sure Ms. Vayda would not approve.

“Tug & Abby – Two Frenchies”

11″x14″  Acrylic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

©2009 Heather L. Young