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"Chris Chantland is an extraordinary realist, but his work captures much more than an image, an animal or individual.  He brings the very essence, the soul of his subjects onto canvas.   His work rivals the very best in portrait painting today."

- Catherine Crier

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Mugshots are close ups of dogs - painted in oil, acrylic, graphite or watercolor.
July 25th 2014, 16:44

An oil done a few years ago that's in the storage box waiting for a frame.

July 25th 2014, 16:22

Starting up new projects - one being an original oil that's a bit different than most. It was one of those that started out and I was sure how it was to be painted, but it bothered me and I didn't feel good about it. I kept lying to myself saying it would be OK, but the passion wasn't there, because things weren't working together. Then after 3 days of messing around with it, I came up with something I really like - not just sort of like. Stay tuned for updates.
July 24th 2014, 18:41

The new Ducks Unlimited T-shirts, jackets and pullovers are now on the retail site. If you buy some, I can put the kids through college! https://www.sportingartisans.com/apparel/ducks-unlimited-t-shirts/

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July 22nd 2014, 16:36

Thanks to all for the great advice on the Southwest Art Magazine. (And as always, I am eternally grateful to Julie Bailey for the great photo used to create the painting of Slider. Her work is great). This is the new ad so far.

July 22nd 2014, 16:27

Timeline Photos
Why you don't let the dog barbecue...
July 22nd 2014, 08:51

An oil retired to the storage box, but one I had fun doing: "Ten at the Line."

July 21st 2014, 15:36

I'd see Jim Fowler every year and chat with him and I'd call him Mr. Anaconda, because of that scene of him wrestling the thing in the Amazon jungle. So I can hear the folks in NJ - "Now don't say anything about that 50-foot long thing in the backyard Timmy." http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/20/new-jersey-reptile-expert-told-to-keep-mouth-shut-about-anaconda-on-loose/
July 20th 2014, 23:04

I just got back from a tour of Michigan State University. My feet are swollen and leg hurts. Am told it is the largest campus in the US. Very nice campus.
July 18th 2014, 23:16

Not sure which painting to put in an ad following the Society of Animal Artists exhibition article in Southwest Magazine. Thoughts are welcome.

July 17th 2014, 15:05

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