Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday October 30th

And here is a sweet little dog on a pink rug~  our favorite little Gus-tapher, who can be SO annoyingly clingy at times, and yet also faithful, and patient, and frolicky and joyful and just all that great energy of dogdom wrapped in one fuzzy little bundle!
And you can bid on this one at Daily Paint Works!
I just really love the edges of things!  You know, the rug, the light, his nose and ears...  I like this one!
You can like it too!  So click here to go bid on it!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wed, Oct 26

Here is a great smile!  Sorry, it's a commission, so you can't have it...
More later!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday October 23rd

What a lovely fall weekend!  And I spent most of today napping and watching kids' movies with Max, feeling a bit under the weather.  Had a great time at the VFW for the Fall HandmadeMN Market!  It always is a gas chatting with people, PLUS I was able to get a couple paintings done!
Here's the first, from my morning drive into school through downtown Minneapolis-  this is 9th street, and I think that's the Hell's Kitchen sign off to the left, barely visible below the skyway...
I LOVE living in Minneapolis!  And it is SO fun to actually WORK in Minneapolis now too!  Yay!
Not that I have anything against St. Paul....
I will be attempting to post this one on the Daily PaintWorks site....  for an auction, starting at $30...  if you are interested, click here!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


By gum, it sure is wednesday!  And I may have done a really stupid thing by actually signing up for Daily PaintWorks because my daily paintings are usually already commissioned.  Hmmm.  Perhaps I will just have to make time for at least 2 paintings a week that are NOT commissioned...  DPW is an on-line art auction site, created by artist Carol Marine and her husband as a venue for daily painters who want a place to sell their work on-line.  It is all pretty darn cool and helpful~  if you don't remember, Carol Marine is the artist I took a workshop from this summer up in Fish Creek in Door County MI at the Peninsula School for the Arts.

so anyway, here is a sweet little fluffy white something or other....
 named "Jazz" which I think is the perfect name~

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday Oct 16th I think...

SO after another gorgeous 3rd Sunday, and lots of lovely food and people (thanks for the leftovers!  I'm just heading out to grab another bite of a little something...)  I've been working on these this weekend~  let me know what you think...

more later...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday, Oct 12

Hey!  Look mom!  It IS Wednesday!  And I have two paintings!  Yehaw!  Whew~

thank goodness... maybe this means I am back on track again.  I do seriously find that I paint MUCH better when I am able to be consistent, which means painting every day, even if it really isn't worth keeping.  It is the practice.

So here we have an irresistible face from the Red Hot Art Festival, with oh so much tongue!  And a snap-shot painting of my drive in to work last week.  I want to do more of the leaves right now- they are gorgeous, though I am not sure what it will look like tomorrow after the rain and wind of today.
Both paintings are 6x8 inches on panel, and are $60 each, if you are interested!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday Oct 10th!

Sorry!  I tried posting last night and along with being personally exhausted, my internet wasn't cooperating...  It amazes me how impotent I feel at those times... while at other times I feel omnipresent!!! 
And now, I think I got Gus' tounge a BIT too big on one side....  but I do really like his eyes!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thursday~ Yup...

...but if you've been paying attention, you know we've been a bit busy in the Corrigan/Tougas household... and now Max has a wee cold that kept us up most of the night.  I think it is pretty obvious that he is our first (and only) child, because rather than just leave him to cough and whine his way back to sleep again, we both had to rush in a hover over him for hours, propping him up so he can breathe, trying to figure out what medicine we can give him, poor little popit...
Anyway, I've got all the art out in the van for hanging at the Firehouse tonight and hope to have a great weekend at the L7 Art Collective Show!
Here's another piece that will be there!  It's 18x18 $400~  "Willows at Lake Hiawatha"~

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday- I know, I did it again!

Dang!  I think it was almost easier when I was committing to every DAY, because then if I forgot to post, I KNEW it...  if that makes sense-  dang!
Well, anyway, here's a couple I'll have at the Firehouse show this weekend...  Windy Trees and Below the Wabasha Bridge~  both small, 8x10 I think, come see them in person!