Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
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Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I use Professional Gamblin oil paints occasionally buying a favorite hue from the
Grumbacher line. Using a limited palette mainly consisting of Pthalo blue, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna and White, I need to replace these every two weeks.
Adding in the cost of canvas and brushes, one truly needs to be a business.
So you ask.”Why should I buy your art work?”
In the earlier days , I painted in many
mediums, painting and drawing many subjects. Along with this, I knitted, crocheted and sewed. Good at all but as they say,
“Master of None”.
When I got my first Lab, Sophie, I decided then that my love was in painting her. Then after adding two more Labs to our lives...well..I paint what I love, paint what I know.
Working everyday be it painting, reading or photographing, I have slowed my
process to concentrate on producing the very best piece of art while keeping the spirit and style of my work that you are familiar with,
As I continue on my artistic journey you can be assured that my art will continue to grow adding to the value of your
Sunday, March 22, 2009
11' x 14" on stretched canvas
Saturday, March 21, 2009
We get soaked, they have fun and get tired, and all is well in the world. Soon it will be warm enough for us to be in and we play polo. I always seem to get the deep end. Sigh.
This will be the image for my new artwork. It will be 11" x 14" $460.00 . 50% in your name, will be donated to a Hot Lab Rescue in Austin, Texas. If you are interested in the original before it comes up please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Forgot to say....This is our Fergus!!!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Dancing til 2, talking and carrying on til 4 ...You know I'm tapping my paw as we speak!!! And why she left her high heels in the drive way?...well...I don't want to know.
I'll be right here tommorrow so please come back and see me. I look good but I need a nose and some great looking eyes.
Shhhhhh..I think she fell asleep.
Friday, March 13, 2009
7" or around that x 20" on gessoed masonite board. When it dries I will get it to an even 7" x 20" .
Make sure your furkids shots are up to date. I was behind on my Sophie's but she went yesterday and is all set now.
I accept commissions, Email me at email@example.com
Thursday, March 12, 2009
My goal is for every Sunday subcscribers will get first notifictions of new work that I will be posting here on this blog for sale. So Lab lovers, dog lovers, art lovers. sign up now.
Every so often I will throw in a different pet..if you have one you'd like to see painted, sign up, send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll notify you when your pet comes on.
Thanks,,,always colorful, always innovated and always "Live Life Like A Lab!!!!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I love working in an expressive style. Loose, fast. I believe it captures the feeling of the dog much better than a typical portrait.
Don't get me wrong, the formal dog portraits are beautiful but my goal in my artwork is to capture that fleeting moment and make my collectors smile knowingly.
If you would like a commissioned piece of your own you can contact me at email@example.com
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I was trying to find way to paint what I love, serve the community and sell at the same time. I have sold two pieces and a huge percentage of the proceeds go to the Lab rescue that the dog is from. I'm very excited.
So I hope when you get a chance you'll go see the new work. I'm also listing them on www.etsy.com . You can find me by typing in sophie316.
I also added a Google search engine for your convenience . Trust me, it's more for you than me..I think I may make 1/2 a penny. Woohooo.
So that's the news for today.... Interested in a commissoned piece? www.labradorretrieverart.com or send me a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll paint it and post it on esty. You have first option to buy. An 8" x 10" starts at $240.00
Chat later, Sheila