Working in Summer

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gardenDogsSMWhen the weather warms up, it’s time to get out of the garden and into the studio! I’ve
been having some fun creating new work for possible t-shirt designs…enjoy

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Repainting a Painting

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I spend more time in my studio during these cold and dreary days, and this painting I had completed some time ago….but I was never really happy with the finished piece. I don’t remember repainting or correcting a painting once I think I’m finished…but, in this case….I’m happy with the outcome. The only risk would be that I could have made the painting worse…but not this time! Enjoy Feb 7, 2015

Sharing is Good!

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.SharingDog

3rd painting in a garden series

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Every day I enjoy the garden with the our big dogs. They run around, I sit and create a sketch of the ever changing garden. I have started to work on some medium size canvas work from some of the drawings! It’s a great time to work outside and then, when it’s hot….in my studio.