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Friday, August 28, 2009

New fun Print

So the latest thing is to make prints using foam trays. Yes, the kind you get when you get fruit, or meat. Who knew?? You use a pencil, seems the best, the other sharp instruments ripped the foam. Then using a water based ink, I used acrylic paint on this one, you make your image. Since I do Labs that is what I tried. Marking your paper helps you do multiple colors on your print.

So..this is my first foam print!! More to come, a little larger when I get larger trays. The image is floated on a 7" x 5" dark blue suede mat and can be easily framed.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dogs Of Twitter #3

Dogs of Twitter #3. Well this was tough one. Make it dark and shadowed without being dirty. I used purples, blues, yellows and orange. A Cobalt blue sky
then the sun hitting the face. It was a wonderful challenge for me today. Thanks for looking. Sheila
$140.00 plus S&H

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Just Look At This Face..Gotta Love It!!

This sweety is a Therapy dog. How could you not feel better with his presence!!
This is number 2 of the "Dogs of Twitter". Oh yes, there's a lot more coming. The idea was started when I started on Twitter and my followers or those I floowed all had dogs. What a fun idea to do a book. My friend Ray is on that end, designing and words. Hope you come back everyday to see what dog is posted. Thanks, Sheila
The painting is oil on RayMar canvas board. 6" x 6"
$110.00 plus shipping

Monday, August 24, 2009


Friends of ours beloved Lab, Marcy, went to the Bridge today. She was about 15, sweet girl, and tonight she has perfect sight, and runs faster than all the others.
Allot of tears today but also laughter as I heard stories of her through the years.
Please hug your furkids alittle longer tonight and light a candle in her honor.
We all love you Marcy!!

The First "Dog of Twitter" painting

The first painting for the "Dogs of Twitter" book. This is such a fun project for me. I will be putting the pieces on this blog for their humans to see. There is no obligation.
This pup had me wishing for a new baby in the house. I remember when my Fergus was new. So cuddly, so sweet. He still is.
This painting is oil on archival RayMar canvas board. Thank you for looking, Sheila

$140.00 plus shipping

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pre-order Volume 1 in a Series of my Lab Art "Black Labs"

Yes...before I discovered blogging I was painting 3 to 4 paintings a day for sale on Ebay. I now have 3 years worth of images few people have even seen. Our friend was here this past week and said.."Why don't you do a picture book and share" So..I am now in the process of bringing these images to you.
I am starting with volume 1, yes volume 1 of "Black Labs" The book is 10" x 8" , 80 pages. I offer a hard cover book and a paperback volume.
I am in awe of how many paintings I have done. The Series then will go of course to Chocolates and then yellow Labs. Each copy will be signed by me.
Living with three Labs I believe my art work of Labs has captured like no one else their spirit. Their movement. This will also make nice gifts for the Lab lovers in your lives. Thanks, Sheila

Hard cover "Black Labs" $48.00 plus shipping

Soft Cover "Black Labs" volume 1 $38.00 plus shipping

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Hunter

This was on my "Not On The Blog" weekly news this past week. Now time for a new painting for the news this week.
Sammy is from a hunting family so this one was dedicated to him.
Thanks for looking! I don't think I had my glasses on when i took the picture..It seems blurry. Sorry.
This is a 7" x 5" on archival RayMar canvas board. Free shipping for awhile. Thanks for looking. Sheila