Friday, August 30, 2019

August 30th

Somehow, I've had my calendar onto September already, and I thought it was the 27th of August... but it is the 30th today!  Dang!  Sure missed out on my regular posting on this blog, haven't I?
So here's another commission!
Though I have to admit I actually went back in and redid the background... sometimes I can't leave a painting alone!

10x10 acrylic on wood

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

August 25, another commission!

It's been a bit busy, and I wanted to make sure and get this one done as it is a gift for someone moving away from this house, and their friends wanted to be able to give it to them before they left~ isn't that sweet?
And I know I've said this before, but I do find landscapes and houses to be very interesting to compose, because there's not an obvious focal point, like in a face of a person or animal. So you end up adjusting landscape color and texture and skies to do that instead... not that a house isn't somewhat like a face, with the front door as a big focus.  Hmm...

8x10 acrylic on wood

Monday, August 26, 2019

Annie, another comm!

The eyes on this one are just so great!  I love painting cat's eyes.  They are so round and luminous, wet, shiny, shifting~ yes!
And this one, with the pupils so big, was just a blast!

8x8 acrylic on wood

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Gertie, a Commission

This sweet faced creature is a commissioned piece~
In case you didn't know, I am always prepared to figure out how to get the painting you love to YOU!  Which means I am delighted to accept monthly payments for a work (from $25 up) with no interest charged, until the piece is paid off.  This goes for commissions too, just so's you know!

8x8 acrylic on wood~

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Those Rocks in This Light

I painted this last night, from a favorite photo of Artist's Point in Grand Marais, and will be bringing it along this weekend to the Carpenter Nature Center Art Fair, so come on out if you want it!
We'll be in Hudson, WI, at Carpenter Nature Center on Saturday from 10 to 5pm~just take 94 across to Wisconsin and turn Right onto Carmichael Road, which turns into F, until you get to East Cove Road where you take a Right.  And I've been told that there is some road construction on F, so you'll be diverted, but don't worry!  We will wait for you!
Here is the Facebook link- and if you scroll down, you'll see some of the other AMAZING artists and craftspeople that will be there! I know I'll be doing some shopping!
6x12 acrylic on wood

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

August 20, A Wet Paint Pet Painting

I'm so sorry about not posting lately! It's the start of the school year, and I get a little caught up in preparations...
I wanted to post this pug painting because Max was sitting with me and just loved her!  We hadn't brought our Bunny the pug along because I had to focus on my 10 minute paintings, and Max was supposed to be manning my sales booth of cards and books...
And admittedly, I spent longer on this painting than ten minutes... there weren't as many people this year as the last times I spent the day at Paws on Grand!  I heard that the advertising wasn't as robust, and the date was different- which was why I was able to be there.  In the past, it has conflicted with Powderhorn Art Fair~
And hey!  I still have room in Thursday night's Paint Your Pet Class at my studio!  Click here to sign up!  $70 all inclusive!  I may even have a bottle of wine to share...

Friday, August 9, 2019

August 9, Bear

I have some larger paintings I've been working on to send to the Convention Center next week!  I'm excited to be painting so much larger than I'm usually able to~
Here is a recent bear, based on a photo from the Minnesota Zoo~

I stood out in our backyard last night, working on this while our 10 year old and 2 of his cronies created cardboard weapons and forts.

It was pretty awesome....

36x48 acrylic on canvas

nose slightly askew and ears too small

adjusting with gesso...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019

August 5, Stelley Everett!

Yes, I'm still painting dogs!  This is Steeley, whose owner asked me to paint him for her when we met at the St Kate's Art Fair a couple weeks ago, which is part of my job that I absolutely love!  And it also makes art fairs much more fun, because I always get calls after the event for pet portraits, and even house and cabin portraits!
So despite the fact that it was unbelievably HOT and MUGGY all weekend, and that I slept for 9 hours on Saturday night, and that my green tent may not be the best art-viewing decision ever, I had a great weekend and made new friends and am getting people asking me to paint their loved ones, so it is all good!
8X8 acrylic on wood
Isn't he adorable?!?