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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Vizsla and Dachshund and an Exhibition

Quite a few updates for today. First is a new exhibition of my work at the Bakla Java Cafe on E. Main Street in Pawling, NY. I have both horse and dog original art and prints available for purchase.
I have been busy painting dogs these days. These two both measure 6 x 6 inches and are acrylic on canvas board. I am concentrating on getting one small painting dne a day so theses are quick, loose sketches.
The first is a Viszla. I am satisfied that I have captured the essence of the breed

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The second little painting is of a black and tan Dachshund. These are such darling little dogs! I I painted this one alla prima. Both paintings are available for purchase for $25 each plus $4.85 Priority Mail shippng.

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Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Foal Painting & Hunter WIP

Another painting finished. I am really enjoying the process of doing a daily painting. This is another small piece measuring 8 x 10, acrylic on canvas board. Titled Morning Light it captures a foal lying down in the tall grass. This is a very familiar sight this time of year around these parts. I used a reference photo from the Wet Canvas ref library. This one is available for sale for $45 and includes Priority Mail shipping. To Purchase
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In addition to this acrylic painting I have been working on a rather large (for me) watercolor of a hunter (horse). This measure 14 x 11. The support I am using here is Arches Cold Press paper. Not my favorite paper so I am giving it another chance to see if I like it. I do LOVE to paint on Arches Hot Press. It is a lovely super smooth surface and it just lets me push the paint around. Today I am posting WIP1 & 2 (WIP stands for Work In Progress). It is very much in the uglies stage at this point but we will push through! ☺
First glazes going down here. When I work with these watercolor horse paintings I need to lay down a very detailed sketch first. Watercolor is not very forgiving since so many of the pigments I like working with are very staining so they won’t lift very easily.

Starting to throw a better shape here. Patience and more patience. More WIPS tomorrow! Remember, all images are clickable for an enlarged view. Have a great one!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Border Collie Painting

Hitting the studio with gusto! Today's daily painting is a Border Collie. What About Me? is the title of this one. It depicts my most favorite breed of dog. This one really, really wants to come out to play but can't reach the latch! :) This one is a small 5 x7, acrylic on canvas panel. As always can pop into a standard size stock frame. This little gem is super affordable and can be yours for $35 and includes Priority Mail shipping! SOLD

Flatwork Painting Completed

I have been laying really low these days so I apologize for my lack of updates. Been feeling icky with this Lyme disease. Here is the much delayed finish to the jumper painting. Titled Flatwork it measures 10 x 8 and is acrylic on canvas board. Check out the previous post for the story behind this piece of art. This one is available for sale. To purchase click the following and you will be directed to my website for a safe and secure transaction. Price is $80 and includes Priority Mail shipping and insurance. Purchase Flatwork


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