Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Tandem Dancers, horse art painting by SJ Merwin

In the mail:     "Tandem Dancers", a lovely piece focusing on horses, is winging it's way across the country from Montana to Texas.  An interior decorator wants this piece for herself.  How lovely.  Turquoise can be such a great color.  I may add it to more of my work.


This painting of dancing horses is 9 X 12 inches in my mixed media style of ink and acrylic paint.  Over the years I've developed a way of using both ink and paint in a unique mixed media style.  This painting is sold.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Yorkshire Terrier, Yorkie, Silver tipped, dog, art, painting, by SJ Merwin

This sweet little 11 year old silver tipped Yorkie was a commissioned piece.  What fun it was painting such a joyful little spirit.  This painting is sold.  Size 18 X 21 inches in Mixed Media.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Papillon, Dog, Art, Painting, original, SJ Merwin

This Papillon was the most challenging dog I've ever painting.  The combination of the unique colors, markings and the charming smile gave me a great artistic challenge.  Many people want a painting of their dog because their dog's coloring is totally unique.  It maybe a pure breed dog but the unique coloring of some breeds mean that the only way you'll get a painting the specific dog is with a custom painting from an artist who can capture the uniqueness of personality, coloring and markings.

This painting is sold but you can contact me if you are interested in having your unique dog painted.


Sunday, January 01, 2017

Papillon Smile - Dog, Art, Painting, original, SJ Merwin

I've been having a ball painting Papillons.  These are truly intelligent dogs who have the most incredible ears.  Butterfly ears is the reason they are called Papillon which means butterfly in French. This one is sold but contact me if you'd like your own painting of your animal.


Thursday, September 08, 2016

Airedale, Welsh Terrier, painting, art, original by SJ Merwin

This Airedale, Welsh Terrier painting began as a blind contour drawing which is when the artist draws the line of the subject without looking at the papers.  Then I filled in the spaces with thick acrylic paint and this wonderful fresh approach was born.

9 X 12 inches on Acrylic paper.  Not for Sale  click here to contact the artist


Wednesday, September 07, 2016


After 5 days of painting Ravens, guess who showed up on my fence to join me in coffee.

Raven Gaze - original Raven art painting by SJ Merwin

Raven Gaze is an original Acrylic painting that is 9 x 12 inches.  $125 includes shipping any where in the US.  click here to contact the artist

Shibui Raven - Raven original painting art

Shibui Raven is a 9 X 12 inch Acrylic painting that is sold.


Sunday, September 04, 2016

Ruffled feathers Raven Crow art painting original Shibui by SJ Merwin

"Ruffled Feathers"
9 X 12 inches

$125.00 includes shipping in the US
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This Raven was created in the style of Shibui.  Shibui objects appear to be simple but they include subtle details such as textures that balance simplicity with complexity.


Saturday, September 03, 2016

Raven Prophecy, art painting original by SJ Merwin

Raven Prophecy is a 9 X 12 inch acrylic painting.  Ravens, being the intelligent creatures they are, have been observing humankind since the dawn of time.  $125 includes shipping in the US           Click here to contact the artist


Wire Fox Terriers Sleeping Art Painting Original by SJ Merwin

"Sleeping Wire Fox Terriers", 9 X 12 inches Acrylic Impasto, is sold, but I may have others.  Click here to contact the artist


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Original art painting Irish Terrier Red Dog by SJ Merwin

"An Old Red Dog" is my painting celebrating the life of the Irish Terrier.  Senior dogs always tug at the heart strings.  Dogs are so loved and spend so few years with us during their short life spans.  This is an acrylic painting that is 8 inches X 10 inches.  $75.00 includes postage.  Click here to contact the artist


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Lifelong Mates, heavy horses, gentle giants, cold bloods, art, painting, original by SJ Merwin

"Lifelong Mates" is a painting based on the Gentle Giants also called heavy horses or cold bloods. These horses have a wondrous temperament and often work in teams as lifelong mates grieving greatly when a team member leaves or dies. The painting is 9 X 12 inches on acrylic paper in acrylic paint and it is $100.00 which includes shipping.  Click here to contact artist

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sleeping Welsh, Airedale, Dog, Art, Drawing, Charcoal by SJ Merwin

"Sweet Slumber" is a 10 X 11 inch Charcoal drawing on Bristol paper.  There is nothing quite like a sleep dog to make everything in the world seem better.  $100.00 includes postage.  Click here to contact me.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Original horse art painting by SJ Merwin

Horse Art Original Mixed Media.  This painting is called "Good Friends".  It captures the real relationship of friendship that horses can have.  It is more than the instinctual herd response. Anyone whose been around horses knows they truly make relationships. Horse sometimes truly like each other and sometimes they don't.  Not much different from people.

This is a mixed media painting on Acrylic paper 9 inches X 12 inches.  It was created with Acrylic paint and ink.  The spontaneity and energy shows in the brushstrokes.

$100.00 includes shipping to any where in the US.
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Welsh Terrier, Original Drawing, Charcoal, by SJ Merwin

Quintessential Welsh Terrier is a charcoal drawing that captures the essence of the Welsh with sparkling eyes, chocolate drop nose, perky ears and shaggy eyebrows.  Enjoy!  Size 8 X 10 inches

$75.00 - available from the Artist Click here to email for information for purchase


Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Buffalo painting art large Bison baby calf red dog by SJ Merwin

Endangered Series #4
Title: Buffalo Baby
Size: 16 X 20 inches on stretched canvas
Medium: Mixed Media varnished

There are around 3,700 Bison in Yellowstone Park.  These are genetically pure Bison, also called Buffalo.  Buffalo used to number in the thousands.  Today, only the Yellowstone Park buffalo have a continuous pure line genetically.  If you are interested in this painting or other, please email me here.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Endangered Baby La Plata Dolphin Painting Art Large Sj Merwin

Endangered Series #3
Title:  Baby La Plata Dolphin 
Size: 16 X 20 on Stretched canvas

The baby dolphin died because people plucked her from the water so they could take selfies.  It happened in February 2016,  when a young dolphin died on the beach of Santa Teresita, after it was passed around so that that a large crowd of people could take selfies with it.

The La Plata dolphin is also called the Franciscan Dolphin. The unique characteristic of this dolphin is the proportion of its beak to the rest of the body.  It has the largest beak in proportion to body size of any crustacean.  If you are interested in this painting or some of my other paintings email me here


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