Thursday, February 18, 2010
This painting is for sale, by the way. It's an 8x10" on wood panel, unframed. It sells for $125, and I'll frame it for you for an extra $15. Of course, as usual, prints, pendants, and clocks are available on my website, http://www.wildwildthings.com/.
Now, today I must do another dog painting. I'm slowing returning to dogs but am still going to continue to paint other subjects, too. Wish me luck!
Monday, February 15, 2010
This is a parrot, obviously, a macaw, I think. We had for many, many years another kind of parrot, a blue-fronted Amazon, named Jolie. She was a sweetheart with a voice that would break crystal! But we loved her very, very much. She left us, though, and went to live with some neighbors who had several Amazons, with whom she immediately bonded. Fickle bird! No, really, she was much happier because she was alone, with only us as companions, and she's much happier now with all the other parrots. We were really boring, I think, and didn't appreciate her fine voice nearly as much as her other bird-friends did. Here's Lara's website address: http://marezidoats.com/. The name of the site is a cute one, by the way: Lara also teaches horseback riding (dressage specifically), and the name "marezidoats" stems from a song that my mother sang to me when I was small and that I subsequently sang to her: It starts like this (written much, much more clearly than it's sung) Mares eat oats and does eat oats, and little lambs eat ivy. A kid'll eat ivy, too, wouldn't you?"
(It sounds more like marezidoats 'n doesidoats, 'n liddlelamseadivy. A kid'lleadivy,too,wouldn't you?)
She gave me a bit of info about Chinooks, too. They're quite rare and really are sled dogs and I think are located mostly in the Northwest US - and maybe Canada. They're really beautiful, I think.
By the way, this painting is one I decided to do while in the midst of my painting anything-but-dogs phase. I'm pleased with the results -- and I think it is looser, not so serious, and was just a lot more fun to paint! So those of you waiting to have me do a commissioned painting for you, the wait will be worth it! I can tell!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
It also shows me how very hard dogs are to paint -- in my humble opinion, that is. They have awfully complicated faces, with very distinct bone structures, which in addition to hair color, length, degree of straightness, etc., vary from dog breed to dog breed. But, hey, they're beautiful beings, whom I love dearly.
I don't know yet what I'll be painting tomorrow, whether it'll be a dog or yet another farm animal. But, again, I promise I'll be getting back to dogs soon.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
All you people, by the way, that I met at the Rose City Classic Dog show -- all those of you that either allowed me to photograph your dogs or that sent some of your own dog's photos to me ------ thank you, thank you, thank you! It was wonderful to meet and talk to you all, and I promise I'll do my very best to get every one of your beloved dogs' paintings done. So please bear with me while I clear my mind, loosen my brush strokes. We'll all be happier for the wait, I promise.