I just found out today that this piece was accepted into the 2010 Art Show at the Dog Show in Kansas! There were over 567 entries this year! Very exciting being that this is one of my first national competitions! Stay tuned to find out what happens in a few weeks!*Prints are available in my store of this piece :)
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
(A Proper Seat, 6"x 6",
oil on stretched canvas,
This is a 6"x 6" oil painting depicting an interior with Edouard Manet's "A King Charles Spaniel," and a Union Jack Chair inspired by both Teo Jasmin and Jane Hornsby.This piece is on stretched canvas with the edges painted black (can be hung as is! no need for framing.) I've been intrigued lately with some wonderful dog portraits I discovered by such Masters as Mary Cassatt, Edouard Manet, and Edgar Degas among others, so I've started a series of paintings incorporating studies of their work. I found it fascinating that even back then dogs seemed to capture the hearts of so many as they do today. If you are interested in having a pet portrait done feel free to contact me, commissions are always welcome!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Valentine's Day is coming up so I thought why not create some pup paintings using this theme!?...a Grreat gift idea for someone special or a Valentine's Day treat for yourself! :)
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Just a reminder that I've started to list some Giclee Prints of some of my favorite paintings on both ebay and etsy! A Grreat gift idea for someone special or perhaps a gift for yourself! I am also currently taking commissions for pet portraits, feel free to contact me for more information and pricing.
Monday, January 18, 2010
(Viewing Cassatt's 'Children Playing with a Dog',
6"x 6", oil on stretched canvas,
This is a 6"x 6" oil painting on stretched canvas with the edges painted black
(can be hung as is, no need for framing) depicting a little girl and her Yorkie viewing
Mary Cassatt's "Children Playing with a Dog." Amazing to think that Cassatt's painting went for $6.2 million at Christie's Auction House in 2007!
(**Note:This piece is more vibrant, colorful, & detailed than what may appear! :)
Thursday, January 14, 2010
"Winter Sheltie Pup," 8"x10",
oil on canvas,
My husband lost his job last week, so as you can imagine I've been painting like the dickens in my studio...and I have to say although this is one of the most stressful things I've ever gone through, painting is by far the best therapy!If you are interested in having your pup immortalized in paint, feel free to drop me a line!
Monday, January 4, 2010
(Winter Berner, 8"x10",
oil on stretched canvas, SOLD,thank you!)
10% will be donated to
This is one of my first paintings of 2010! An adorable Bernese Mountain Dog named Berkley. The photo I used didn't actually have him in the snow, but I thought it so fitting given the breed and current arctic conditions here in Michigan! This piece may already be spoken for, but of not it will be available in the next couple of days. If you are interested in having a pet portrait done of your precious pooch, feel free to drop me a line!
(*photo used with permission, flickr id: kellygifford)
I'd also like to mention that I will be starting off the New Year with an on air interview with Red River Writers on Blog Talk Radio at 4:20PM EST! I've never actually done a live interview before so it should be interesting. You can even call in with questions, or just have a listen. Here is the link to their page. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and all the best in 2010!!