Sunday, July 27, 2008

Artist and Subjects

"If the only prayer you say in your whole life is 'Thank you,' that would suffice.
-Meister Eckhart

I delivered this commissioned painting to Lance and Gena yesterday. They are the owners of Ricky and Lucy, the subjects of the painting. They are the sweetest little dogs. It was such fun to meet them and visit with their owners. One of the bonuses of being a painter is meeting wonderful people (and dogs).

Friday, July 25, 2008

Iris Bouquet

"Love many. Trust a few.
Learn to paddle your own canoe."
-Author Unknown

My husband brought me these iris from the grocery store. They were so lovely; they begged to be painted. Perhaps the background is too loud. I'll live with it a day or two and then see.

Monday, July 21, 2008


"Discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."

This is a commission I just finished. It is to be a birthday present. I usually paint the entire canvas red before I begin a painting. This one is no exception. I like the way the red shows through in places. In this one, I left more red showing than usual-----the edges around the flower---and spots in the background. It is 6" x 6" done in acrylic.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Ricky and Lucy


"Life ain't no dress rehearsal!"
-Mark Twain

It seems like I have been working on this commission forever. That's why I haven't posted in so long. I still have to work on the background a bit, but I hope the dogs are finished. I've just emailed the photo to the client. Painting a white dog from a photograph challenges me almost too much. I'm fairly happy with this, but am always open to input. Oh, it measures 18" x 24."
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