Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Newfoundland dog painting

There's a kind of funny story associated with this painting -- and a sad indication of how non-assertive I am. A "potential" customer at Portland Saturday Market, where I show my clocks and paintings on weekends in Portland, OR saw a painting I had done of a golden retriever with a stick in his mouth and told me he needed a Newfoundland dog clock, would I mind just changing that dog to black for him -- just like that, no problem. Well, obviously, there was a problem; one can't just change color and come up with a different dog breed. So, of course, I painted a Newfoundland in a similar pose to the golden painting -- just like that! The compensation is that I now have a new beautiful dog painting, which image I'll add to my ever-growing number of clock face images, and, of course, a beautiful original that someone someday will buy, I think. So here it is; it's 8x10 acrylic on heavy cardstock, selling for $100.00, and I think it's quite nice, even if I didn't just whip it out in 20 to 30 minutes as this fellow thought I could do. I wish I could paint that quickly; maybe I could actually get not rich but well off doing what I love more than anything else!

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