Monday, February 20, 2012

"Hey Handsome", by Vonnie Kohn, oil painting, contemporary pet portrait

"Hey Handsome..."

11 x 14" Oil

This is a contemporary painting of a  French Bull dog with a beautiful disposition. The painting was a commission which was one of two for a canine physical therapist. His owner had trained him to sit patiently while I gathered photos for a composite. I usually study at least 5-6 photos to find the composite personality. His owner was very well pleased at the results in the painting. 

I am now available for new commissions on your beloved pets. I may be reached here or through my website:
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Portrait of a Cowboy, by Vonnie Kohn, Contemporary Western Oil Painting

"Portrait of a Cowboy"
20 x 20 x 1 1/2"
Oil on Canvas

John is a remarkable cowboy of our present day. He is tall, lanky, and as a cowboy, he is the real deal. I spotted him seated in this profile next to a chuckwagon during a championship cookout. His cowboy attire typifies the American, white and blue. The contrast of his hat in direct sunlight with face in shadow was an invitation to paint!

Shortly after completing this painting, I learned from some of his friends that he was in an accident with his horse. His firm resolve to survive the broken bones just reinforced my opinion of the all-American Cowboy, quiet, soft spoken, endurance...courage comes in many forms.

This painting is available. You may contact me at: