Small Garden Painting, July 28,2013
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
The garden painting two is on it’s way. I plan to show the progress of this piece as I resolve the idea….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.
By the Sea
Summer was slow to arrive this year! I’ve been working away in the garden to get everything happy and healthy before the July heat! Now I’ve decided to do some garden paintings with no dogs or cats….how long can I get away with this? only time can tell!
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!
When you adopt a new dog…the first item on your list will be…..put your shoes away where they belong! This drawing was inspired by our new dog, Lola!