Friday, May 28, 2010
I've posted quite a few paintings this evening. Do let me know what you think about them if you have time. I really appreciate all the comments I get. Painting is a lonely job . . .
He looks an awfully lot in form like my little Pomeranian, Harry. I did some reading and found that they indeed are quite closely related, only quite different in size.
When I first painted him, I had him on a greyish-blue background - and it just didn't work. So I just "abstracted" the actual background in the photo, and I really, really like the results.
It's painted from a photo submitted by a customer. Hope you like it.
It's 16x20x3/4", staple-free sides, wired and ready to hang -- Sorry, this painting has sold.
I should mention that, actually: I sometimes mention here that certain paintings are for sale. As my paintings are also shown in other venues, I cannot promise that they'll always be available if listed here. So if you're interested in a painting, just email me to check on its availability.
I really enjoyed doing this painting. It was a bit difficult for me, but I think it came out pretty well. I love shorthaired dogs, especially to paint them, because you can see their body shape so extremely well. German shorthaired pointers are especially beautiful, and it seems that every one is different from any others. I had a magnificent best friend up until just a few years ago, named Dune, who was part GSP and part greyhound - what a beauty! And what a wonderful, wonderful dog and friend. I'll miss him forever.
Anyway, he's on 8x10 wood paneling and is available for purchase at $50, plus shipping. Email me if you're interested in purchasing him and I'll send you an ebill. As usual, prints and pendants are also available on my website.
I'm going to be posting quite a few images this evening, but I don't know if they'll be in the order I produced them because I've been really busy lately and haven't had a chance even to think! Just paint. They're all within two or three weeks of each other, though, and I'll try to keep them somewhat in a chronological order -- if that matters.
Oh, regarding my endeavors to be looser and brighter, it's meeting with only limited success. I manage to do one like that, and then I'm back to painting individual hairs and worrying about being nearly photo-realistic again. Gotta loosen up!
Friday, May 7, 2010
This girl's painting was a Mother's Day gift for a customer of mine. I think she turned out very nicely.
Obviously, the original is gone, but you can get prints and pendants on my website.
This original has also already sold, but again, prints and pendants are available on my website, http://www.dottiedracos.com/. (I'm going to gradually end using my "wildwildthings" name because it no longer reflects my current artwork. I started it when I did my ceramic animal masks, and it was great for those. But it just doesn't go with my more "elegant" work these days. (I think, by the way, I really, really have quit doing the ceramic dog/cat/fish masks - for good this time!) I have a few left that I'm selling on Etsy, and then they're gone! Forever!
This is a painting of my friend's little pug, named Lola. I also painted another of her pugs -- whose name I can't remember right offhand! She's coming up in the next post.
The original of Lola is already sold, but prints and pendants are available. I really enjoyed painting her - what a sweet little face.