I received some great new dog/cat rescue stories this past fall and have been busy painting and rewriting (where needed) . Now that the work is done, we are busy finding a new publisher in the Kansas City area that will do small book runs for us. I don’t really think of myself as an illustrator, so sometimes it has been a challenge to paint the story. Some stories and photos look really very easy to translate…but then aren’t! What’s best about the whole project is reading and re-reading the submitted stories and gazing at the photos of the many lucky dogs and cats that have found a great (and sometimes very patient) home.
I just finished another “headshot” of a great looking dog. These small acrylic on canvas paintings are a challenge, even tho the end result looks so simple! Find out more by visiting bellacompany.com
I finished this painting late last year. Then, I made some corrections to it. Then, I entered it into a show competition. Then, I decided I really didn’t like the image! Who needs a jury when I have myself!
I am pleased with this Prelude to a Walk. I will be showing this painting at a wine tasting in St Joseph, Missouri this coming Thursday,
Sometimes it’s tough to get started in the day and then, the day just slips by and nothing much happens. I don’t feel like doing anything…and nothing gets done! It’s raining and grey. I could and should be jumping for joy. We’ve had a couple of years of very dry weather and all this rain really is good. Now that its early afternoon, I could almost continue to do nothing. Is doing nothing good for the soul? I hope so…this short blog is about all I’ve accomplished!
I’m not sure how many actually read this blog, but an interesting conversation might be: “how doing nothing is good for the soul”! What kind of treasures do you find in a day of day dreaming and aimless wandering around?
I think that I sometimes do not stop to smell the roses….Custom work always takes priority in my painting life, and then I don’t have time or the mind set to just “create” something. My new years resolution was to paint more and just to paint …like a walk in the woods with no destination! I’m going to post the progress of this new canvas so I can follow my own steps. I always welcome company although it would make me nervous if someone was actually watching me paint! Enjoy the journey. The painting on my easel today has about 4 hours of work so far….but who’s keeping track?