This adorable little muff is Bella, a 3 year old Shih-Poo.

Bella 5x7 Private Collection. ©Shelly Burden 2013
Bobbie's comment about her cutie pie: " did such an amazing job. I will treasure this forever."
With Bo visiting, and wanting to have a portrait painted for their son, Sandy & Randy slyly jumped at the opportunity to take some photos. Though the handsome Bo has cataracts and the photos didn't show both ears flopped, was able to "fix" all that for this keepsake.  
Bo 5x7 Private Collection. ©Shelly Burden 2013
Can finally share without ruining the surprise! Painted from an aging and thought lost but recently found favorite photo, this portrait was a very special Mother's Day gift. 
Phillip 8x10 Private Collection. ©Shelly Burden 2013
Bree & Bobo: truly as married as most couples. They argued, laid cuddled together and cried when separated.
Bree & Bobo. 11x14. Private Collection. ©Shelly Burden 2013
Blue: Stop petting him and his nose lifts your hand in command to continue. He's always cuddling next to someone. Angel: Enjoys alone time, opening cabinets to get into the trash and soap. 
Blue & Angel. 8x10. Private Collection. ©Shelly Burden 2013
A gift for my bestie Mary; an awesomely creative artist and the kindest person I know. Happy 25th Mary & Jerry!  

Jake. Private Collection. ©Shelly Burden 2013
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Isn't this fun? Perfect for a child's room!
"Stretch" 5x7" Watercolor
Unframed original $119
Print $10
"My in-laws four-legged children, were named by my daughter. It's great hearing Grandpa yell Hannah, Montana to call them! :O)They're given meals of home cooked chicken & rice & hand made cushions for car rides. I know these ornaments will be cherished for years to come." Crystal
Montana & Hannah. Private Collection. ©Shelly Burden 2013

What's a girl to do when her Dad raves about his Springer Spaniels cleverness and striking good looks? Gift him with a keepsake of his companion, that's what! :O)
Ruff. Private Collection. ©Shelly Burden 2013
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The cherished 1st sign of spring in Texas!
Bluebonnets 5x7" Watercolor Original. $119 unframed ©Shelly Burden 2013
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SOLD Thank you! :O)

"Mikey's lived in 2 different states & traveled too many to count. He is the only dog I've ever seen who actually put his rear end on the couch and sat down!  He is quite the character. Always full of life and a great personality.” Jim
Mikey. Private Collection. ©Shelly Burden2013
With Buford II's recent passing, Larry wanted an ornament to remember him by.

Larry wrote this about his keepsake, “ Buford's ornament looks great!  You captured him perfectly.”
Appreciate your referrals, & when they lead to a commission I'm thrilled to send a special something your way.
This hand painted bookmark is my thanks to Robyn, for the commission received after she shared my work with a friend. ©Shelly Burden 2013

Dallas Zoo Introduces Paw Prints Art Show On Mother's Day Weekend

Too fun! Did you see my name/booth "feature"? How cool is that! :O) Look forward to seeing you there! Shelly (Click to see the youtube video)