Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Being under the weather all last week I've been anxious to get back to "work" so today finished some commissions and did this piece for my Lab a day. You'll find Roscoes' story at http://onelabatatime.blogspot.com/
I use purples as shadows when painting Chocolate Labs. Not sure if they show up just right in this photo it's always difficult with computer screens to get the correct color. At least I seem to have issues. LOL.
My wonderful sister, Maureen, (English Major, teacher and one time actual editor) edited the beginning of the book I am working on showing all the Lab rescues I have painted in the past 6 months and their stories. A percentage of the sales will go to the Lab Rescues. It's exciting. If you have an interest please email me so I can let you know when it becomes available. firstname.lastname@example.org
Time for a glass of wine. A good, good day!!!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
So the couch and I have become one and the Labs think it's great I'm hanging with the pack. Last night I crawled into bed at 7:30 and had one furry Lab at my head and one furry Lab on my feet and one furry cat on the other side of me. I memtioned to them I was really hot and not feeling well and they said.."we know..that's why we are here" . I should be back by Saturday, Friday I hope. Please come back. Thanks, Sheila
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Today is Thursday. Some guy keeps calling me on my cell non-stop to trim my trees. He said earlier he would be getting his licence for tree work back soon and a huge red flag started waving like crazy in front of me. LOL..he needs to read the book "Permission Marketing" by Seth Godin. Great book.
So my day in the studio went well. Worked on commission work and a new Saving a Lab a Day painting. He's really a Flat Coated Retriever but he needs a forever home so I painted him.
I also realized I am running out of oil paints. I squeezed, and I mean I rung, the tube of yellow medium to get the very last ooze out of it. Just enough to mix with my favorite color in the world to use, Pthalo Blue. It's a wonder strong blue, almost overpowering if you aren't careful and it also has a tendancy to get on everything. My nose, my clothes, the dogs, and , sigh, my only oriental small carpet in the living room. How???. We also have a cat.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Sunday. My hubby Roger has been away for a week and the Labs and I have been keeping each other company. The cat,Blue, too. He's coming home tommorrow so I better get the place a little organized.
I found Seth Godin's marketing book, "Permission Marketing" at a thrift store the other day for $1.00. I was thrilled. My plan is to mke this blog one of my Lab work plus how I work and more about me as an artist.
We've got pounding thunder and lightning right now outside so I'll make this short since we live in the lightning capitol of the world.
This painting is oil on canvas panel 7" x 5". I use Gamblin Professionl oils. They are rich in color and so delicious. (Going on the painting surface not eating. LOL)
Thanks for stopping by. Sheila
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I have always loved horses and actually think that Labs resemble them at times. In my mind anyway. That burst of energy, the deliberation, even the hesitations. Why didn't I paint the heads? When I watch a horse run I m captivated by their muscles, the grace in how they move. Just an indication of a nose was all I needed in this piece. Thanks for looking. Sheila
This is my interpretation. oil painted on 20" x 7.5" gessoed masonite.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
This oil painting is on a 12" x 9" Fine art canvas panel. It would look stunning in a gold frame.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Since it's an earlier SWedegis I will let sell it at $2200.00. I have it hanging on my living room wall and it is an eye catcher.
Email me at email@example.com and tell me you want it in your living room.!!