I have a thing for storms. Or, more specifically, storm clouds. So when I was on a walk with Copernicus this week and I saw them beginning to roll over the horizon, I took out my phone and started snapping as many pictures as I could.

Unfortunately, none of them really came out (darn you, iphone cam!). They didn’t even begin to capture the sharp contrast of gold and grey.

When I got home (just before the downpour reached us), a quick painting was in order. An hour later, I had whipped up this little paint sketch of my dog enjoying the coming storm. Miraculously, he’s as at ease with thunder and lightening as I am. I suppose we were meant to be together.

Hi there! I'll be taking maternity leave during the summer of 2018. If you'd like a pet portrait during this time, feel free to drop me a note (awillsie@gmail.com) and I'll let you know as soon as I'm back to the studio. Thanks!