Posted on February 14th, 2011 No comments
I am much taken with the Papillon breed- I love those crazy ears and those little foxy faces. A friend of mine from the local dog park asked me to paint her two, and I was delighted to do so. Here they are, looking, I think, very sweet.
Posted on November 15th, 2010 No comments
The IG Rescue Quilt is all finished! About thirty people contributed the blocks that went into it, and I pieced them together, then hand quilted it. It is a truly one of a kind, honest to golly piece of folk art. And some lucky soul will win it!
Tickets are not on sale quite yet. I am working out the details for all of that. But I will keep all of you who contributed to it posted. Other folks can check back here. I am thinking sometime right after the beginning of the year, with sales going through until fall.
Posted on November 4th, 2010 No comments
I gotta say that I really like this one. I have a love for strong, bright colors and plenty of value contrast, and that is what you get when you put hot flowers against a black background. Not to mention the pleasure of painting this exceptionally cute little dog. I have a thing for Boston Terriers. There was an older woman who lived on my block when I was a child, and her Boston always carried the woman’s handbag in it’s mouth when they walked down the street to go to market.
Posted on August 25th, 2010 3 comments
Work on the group quilt to benefit Italian Greyhound Rescue continues. People from all across the country ( and four other countries besides) sent me blocks, and I have pieced them together to create the quilt top. I spread it out on my driveway just this morning to get some shots. Next step will be to spread the three layers of the quilt on the floor and bast them all together- then comes putting on the quilting hoop and getting to work with the hand quilting. It will take some time, so better get cracking, Gwen….
Posted on August 5th, 2010 No comments
Here is a cute little guy I recently finished. I had fun with this one, as I was given lovely sharp photos to work with that allowed me to see every hair. That’s what we pet portrait artists ca-raaave!
I think Cooper must be a doxie mix…
Posted on July 15th, 2010 No comments
Well, no, I’m not deceased! Just very bad about posting… but I have been painting more than ever, and recently completed this one, which is kind of my magnum opus. It’s big- 30″ x 36″.
Posted on May 10th, 2010 No comments
Soji is a lovely mixed breed dog that I recently painted. I love her brindle coloring.
Posted on April 12th, 2010 2 comments
I am excited to be working on a different kind of project right now- a group quilt to benefit Italian Greyhound rescue. I have done a lot of raffle quilts in the past, but this will be my first time doing it as a team effort. I am terribly excited about it, both artistically and as a means of raising money for the breed which is dearest to my own heart. As of today, April 12th, we have 26 volunteers signed up. I am hoping that there will be at least forty of us who will be joined in on this project together, all working as one for the little hounds.
Here is a photo of a group quilt I found online which is the loose model for our quilt. Our theme will also be hearts. This is a nice quilt, but my ambition is to make our quilt considerably larger and more elaborate- a real jaw dropper. Fifty blocks from all over the United States and beyond.
Posted on March 19th, 2010 No comments
While I have been busy painting, I haven’t been keeping up with this blog much. But the trend lately has been towards large paintings, and these two are both big- 24″ x 24″.
It’s fun doing paintings this size- makes me feel like a pop artist!
Posted on January 26th, 2010 No comments
This painting is done I think. I can’t get a decent photo until the weather clears, and goodness knows when that will be. So am just posting it as is.