Dog Portraits and other Animal Art
Compilation Brochure......
New Dog Portrait Commissions......

Tilly:  11" x 14" Acrylic on Canvas

Charles: 11" x 14" Acrylic on Canvas

Portrait of Bella
Commissioned Art 2013
9"x 12" Acrylic on Canvas

Two Small Pear Paintings
 5"x 7" Acrylic on MDF Canvas Board

New Commission
2nd Portrait of Abbey
9" x 12" Acrylic on canvas

Shop: David Lund Art Prints 

Shih Tzu Portraits
Recent portrait commissions: 
Abbey and Lucy as puppies and as adult Shih TzuPortrait of Lucy is posthumous.

Abbey: 16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas
Lucy (Posthumous) 16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas
Lucy and Abbey Pups: 16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas

Art for the Seattle Aquarium

"Our giant Pacific octopus seems to be enjoying his new wall art!" 
(Display designed by Sharon Dean, Creative Accomplice, octopus art by David Lund)

Featured on the aquarium's Facebook page. The display is approximately fourteen feet wide overall. Original octopus art and cut-away art produced in Photoshop after a base rendering with watercolor. Many thanks to Sharon Dean and the Seattle Aquarium.
Portrait Drawing Progression 
Mixed media drawing: November 2011
New Dog Portraits
Skyla, Lexi and Gus are acrylic paintings on canvas mounted on board 
12" x 9"  The drawing of Annie is a posthumous portrait, black Conte
Crayon and Conte Pencil approximately 11" x 8.5"

A Couple of Small Portrait Studies (done from candid iphone photos)
Each: 10" x 8" Oil on canvas mounted on hardboard panels. Canvas mounted using Yes glue and allowed to dry 24 hours. I had never used this procedure before or painted in oil quite this small...... 
My painting procedure was: The images were sketched onto the panels with graphite. An imprimatura using Raw Umber was applied thinned with Gamsol, then I used the "rub-out" or "wipeout" technique producing a toned rough grisaille. Lights and darks of umbers, ocher and white were painted into the wet underpainting and allowed to dry overnight. Overpainting was applied using fairly thick juicy paint with broad strokes not trying for tight detail. 
Palette used for these little paintings: Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Ultramarine Blue, Ivory Black, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Light, Yellow Ocher, Flake White. 
Medium used: Talens Van Eyck medium (an old medium containing lead, no longer available)  thinned with gamsol.
An excellent resource about classical painting techniques is "Classical Painting Atelier" by Juliette Aristides (Watson-Guptil)

Some Children's Learning / Reading Book Illustration
 A variety of traditional art from realism to cartoon characters. 
Mediums include watercolor, acrylic, ink and colored pencil. 
Publisher's include: Wright Group/McGraw Hill, Trillium 
Publishing,Trudy Corp./Sound Prints (Smithsonian Books)

Sea Turtles
(Trillium Publishing, McGrawHill/WrightGroup,
Terry Miller Shannon, author. 2006. )
Missing from the group would be the Leatherback,
the largest of the sea turtles. (Graphite & watercolor).

Illustration Served
Thanks to the Behance Network's Illustration Served site ( )
for featuring one of my portfolios in their current gallery showing ( April 10th ). The Behance
Network is one of the most professional of portfolio sites for artists and designers.

 Posthumous portrait, Acrylic on board, 14"x 11" March 2011

Thanks Again to ArtSlant
Thanks to for selecting my artwork "Storm"
as a winner in the 1st 2011 Showcase Awards. The art was
produced as an india ink sketch using a bamboo pen and brush,
then washed and painted into with watercolor. Original art:
15"x 20" on Arches 140lb. Digital reproductions of this image
are offered for sale at

Gert  2009 - 2010  R.I.P.

Pastel on Strathmore 400
Gert, a Rhode Island Red passed away August 2010. Gert belonged
to Sarah (my daughter) and John, both college students in Ellensburg,
Washington. She was found in her coop unresponsive, no trauma, no
cause of death detected. She just died! Gert roamed the mini-farm
free when she chose and got along just fine with two big Labs and
the ducks in the pond. Gert is survived by her siblings Elanor [sic]
and Bernice. She will be missed.

November 2010 footnote: A Falcon killed both Elanor and Bernice. 
Drawings From Old Sketchbooks
Drawings and sketches culled from drawing pads, journals,
sketchbooks and old files. Some fairly new but mostly old
sketches, some drawn from life, some drawn as comps for
commissioned projects and some as just studies for the fun
of it. Like most artists, I have dozens of sketchbooks, large
and small. My favorites the last few years are the Moleskine
books. I always have one with me, along with a small camera
wherever I go. My other drawing media are Strathmore
400 papers and pads for general use and a variety of other
papers for highly finished drawings.

Illustration Pages
Many thanks to Illustration Pages blog for featuring my work
on the site.  I'm honored. Their very kind words about
the artwork is very much appreciated.
(Note: Unfortunately the blog has been closed. It was a
great site.)

Thanks to Artslant
Thanks to for selecting my painting "Cake"
shown below in the Taxi post, as one of the winners in the
Artslant 3rd 2010 Showcase Awards.
Taxi Website "Image of Today"
Art featured on Taxi's site April 7, "Image of Today".
Much thanks to Taxi for showing my work.
I have a portfolio listed with Taxi, a fine global creative
site based in Singapore.