We were running low on some of the smaller watercolors/drawings/sketches available in our Bellacompany store in Weston, MO, so I’ve decided to create more! These paintings are about 15″X20″…ACRYLIC on heavy watercolor paper. I have lots of images of dogs and cats, and we have 3 dogs and 4 cats as models if I need them,… In the past, I did watercolors when I traveled, but I haven’t had an opportunity to travel…so, no new small watercolors. When I experimented with watercolor the other day, it just wasn’t working! Then I tried using acrylic paint on watercolor paper….I like the effect and the outcome. Enjoy!
I have been working on one garden sketch a day. It’s a kind of vacation from illustrating and painting commissions, and even painting dogs! This painting is the result of one of those sketches…Acrylic on canvas. enjoy
It takes me some time to recover from the publishing of a new small book…but, I think I might finally be ready.
We have reserved some stories for a future edition, but I’m up for some new ideas as well….So, if you have a great rescue story (I know they are mostly all great), and you would like to send me a couple of photos and a story that is about 250 words….I could get started!
I’ve attached one of the painting’s I did for the last book. We sometimes auction the completed painting on our face book page.
I find it pretty stressful to paint portraits of dogs, but in the long run, it’s very rewarding and worth the time spent. The problem always is that the dog owner knows and loves their dog(s) very much, but I only have a couple of photos to work with! The process is difficult but the end result is usually worth all the anxiety!