Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Big Reflected Cherries - In Progress

I haven't posted a painting since Sept. 14th and that's way too long. Too long not to post and especially to paint. I have great excuses and for those that follow me on facebook you know why. I'm ready to start painting again. I started this painting a while ago and I thought I'd jump back in. Unfortunately painting isn't like that for me, I have to paint regularly.  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bow Wow Bazaar

            Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.                

Join me at the Fireplug 500 Walk for Animals this Saturday. If you commission a pet portrait or purchase a painting, 20% of all sales will be donated to the Animal Protective Foundation.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Tartan Dogs

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I found a tartan fabric pattern online for my box's sides whose colors were harmonious with my dogs' coloring. Many patterns were either too busy or too bold. I'm starting to accumulate a nice collection of boxes. My goal is to display them at the Fireplug 500 Walk for Animals which I've been asked to participate in on Sept. 27th. I'm hoping they catch someone's eye.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tartan Dogs in Progress

I started off by sanding down the embossed emblem on the cigar box, taped the edges, four coats of gesso, sanded the gesso and then drew and painted the dogs.  Tomorrow, I'll paint the background. I really don't know why I'm calling this "Tartan Dogs" except the side panels will either be checkers or a plaid. I'll try for plaid but no promises.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Arts Attitudes!

I'm participating in this year's 5th Annual ARTS ATTITUDES exhibit. Tonight is the  Opening Champagne Reception from 6 - 8:30 pm at the Historic Round Lake Auditorium. There is a $20 admission charge. It is a fundraiser for the Malta League of Arts.

There is no charge to view the exhibit over the weekend...
Friday, Sept. 12 .....3:00 - 7:00pm
Saturday, Sept. 13.....11am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, Sept. 14 - 3:00 - 7:00 pm


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Everybody Loves Raymond

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I met Raymond on the beach at Hilton Head last week while vacationing. He was a rescue who endured abuse by his first owner. Lucky for Raymond a lovely gentleman adopted him. I was so taken by his story that I gave him (the dog) a big kiss and the title Everybody Loves Raymond happened.