Monday, December 2, 2013

Small Dog Paintings

Yes, it has been a while since I posted.  Due to various health related things, especially surgery for a torn rotator cuff tendon, I've had to side-line my painting.  I was able to do som small paintings from the reference photos people have been gracious enough to send me.  I haven't been able to paint all of them yet.  But I will as soon as things heal.

I did take five paintings, four 6" x 6"paintings in 4" wood frames, and one 5" x 5" painting in a 4.5" ornate frame, to a new, fun store for dogs and their people, Blue Ridge Dog.  This great new store is in historic downtown Harrisonburg, VA.  If you're in town, stop in.  I am able to do small paintings for Christmas, up until

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Corgi Time

Oil on 5"x5" board

I have several images of each dog, and I will be using different poses and sizes of boards and canvases. Right now, I'm in a small painting board time.   This little fuzzy guy has a quite regal look to him I think.  Maybe he knows his cousins live with the Queen.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Dog Portraits Started

Oil on 5"x5" board

I started some of the dog paintings I have been collecting reference photographs for.  This one is of our Bernese Mountain Dog, Belle.  She has got to be the happiest, and most patient dog in the world.  Not sure if I like the eyes in this one, but I enjoyed the pose.  It is all Belle.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Back to the Blog!

I haven't been very diligent about my blog posting for some time.  I apologize for that, and I am trying to do better.  I've been through some health issues which sapped a lot of energy f and my blog was swept up into the pile of things left undone.

Still not a huge amount of energy, but I am trying to get myself back into a certain schedule of work.

I did participate in an annual event put on by the Blue Ridge Fall Races Foundation.  They raise funds for various charities in their area.  In the past the event was held at private farms, which made for wonderful locations to put up art booths.  Many years we, as the Virginia Equine Artists Association, have had several members participating.  This year it was only me.  There is always a nice meal, good music, and an auction.  This year they auctioned off one of my paintings, which sold for $1,400, and was then donated back to the cancer center which is working to build a new building at the Winchester Medical Center.

On top of that, I sold three paintings, which made for a nice evening.

Happy Mid-Summer to everyone!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Back to Blogging

Westminster Canterberry Show
Charlottesville, Virginia

I have really been AWOL from my blog for a long time.  But, I'm back.  Not that I haven't had things to post, just other things going on.  Last week I drove over to Charlottesville to hang my half of an equine art show at the Westminster Canterberry Retirement of the Blue Ridge.  The other artist is a wonderful photographer, Susan Carter.  The folks at Westminster Canterberry were wonderfully helpful in hanging artwork.  The show will be open through the end of March and is open to the public.

I am working on several paintings for the Montpelier Hunt Race Poster Contest.  We'll see how that goes.  I have four different compositions ready.  The first one I started out way too tight, and that ended up being a wiper.  Started it over and redid the whole composition, of which I am pretty happy.  I thought about posting it in progress, but it is certainly in an ugly stage, so I'll wait until I'm a bit further along.

Spring is coming!