Friday, September 10, 2010


This is my latest commission..."Trooper",  he is a pastel on Wallis paper.  Trooper was a surprise birthday gift from a very thoughtful husband and the present was a huge success.  Portraits of our beloved pets really are the gift that keeps on giving!  If you think you might be interested in giving such a gift or even the recipient of one, you can visit my website at or learn about my process at  As always, thank you for looking and allowing me to share my work with you...

Yours in Paint,
Jude Bates


  1. I don't know whose dog Trooper is, but they must have been extremely happy with their portrait. One of your best ever Ms. Jude

  2. Why Thank you Robert, I really appreciate your kind words!