Roll in the Snow


What better way to spend a hot July day than to paint a story about a shy rescued dog that loved nothing more than to run and roll in the snow. This shelter dog, adopted from a shelter, was very unsure of herself.It took a long time to coax her outside for a walk when she was first adopted, but she came out of her fears and hesitations and quickly discovered the joys of a snowy day.

Hominy and Buster

Hominy and Buster

It’s a pleasure to paint in summer because it’s too hot outside to do much else. I’ll bet many artists pray for hot summers and cold snowy winters! Nothing like being trapped inside ones studio to get some paintings done! This is my third painting on the journey to 12 stories for a new small “give me that dog!”book. The photo I received of Buster really did show him with rabbit ears….What a great dog …just the

Fairy Dog Mother

We just created a one color design called “Fairy dog Mother” for our t-shirt line. I couldn’t resist coloring in the lines of the illustration, so here is the “colorful” rendition of Fairy Dog Mother! The painting on paper will be up for auction soon, and will be on display at our art walk this coming weekend,  This is a large acrylic painting on paper.( Size 30X40″). The Art Walk is March 31 and April 1st from noon to five both days.  Local  mid west artists will be showing their fine art and craft in several homes here in Weston. If you live in the KC area….come on up!

Show in Gladstone, MO

Gladstone Community Center Art Exhibit Dec. 2011- early Feb. 2012

  Finally the time arrives to put the paintings I’ve been working on in the van and take them to the Gladstone Community Center in Gladstone, Mo, for a show!  Working on paintings over the summer and fall for this show has seemed to go slowly. Many interruptions in the day and probably my multi-task skills are worn thin….but, it’s always great to work toward an event where I can share my work with the public.  I’m sure I’m not alone in the feeling of working in a bubble.  Bubble’s are good for getting things done, but shows are great for sharing my work with others!

Time has flown by since I started this post which I never published.  November and December are the months of distraction. Our home was on the Weston Christmas Homes tour in early December.  It was fun to fill the house with two trees and lots of bling everywhere. We started all of that in early November!  It was great to have visitors to our home and my studio. We had about 1300 visitors!

The show in Gladstone is still up and looking good. The Gladstone Community Center has a great area to display art . I imagine that visitors are pretty impressed as they walk into the center and are greeted by art!

Revision

Painting is a conversation. Sometimes the conversation stops…and then, later, it begins again. The room in the painting was too empty. Nothing like my life!  Now it is full of the memories of past  and present dogs in my mind…and even some of the dogs I’ve met along the way…a whole company of dogs. Now it seems like a good conversation. I’m  nearly finished with this canvas.

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