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Monday, January 31, 2011

LABRADOR RETRIEVER ART by SHEILA WEDEGIS

Here I Come!!!!  12" x 4" x 2"  Golden Open Acrylics on stretched canvas.   All sides are painted to continue the water.  I love the 3 dimensional style that this canvas gives. When this piece dries completely I will be scanning it so it will be on my Fine Art America site so you can buy prints, cards or a print of this painting on canvas!

This reference photo was taken out in our pool as Sammy swam around searching for his tennis ball. He makes such a great subject.  Always into some great adventure.

This would make a lovely addition to your swimming Lab art.

$185.00  Plus S&H   Remember if you are a previous collector you will receive a discount. Contact me at sophie@palm-spirit.com



Friday, January 21, 2011

LABRADOR RETRIEVER WATERCOLOR ART by SHEILA WEDEGIS


Looking at this and wondering what title I should give it. All I could think of was "WooooHooooo"

A happy yellow Lab frolicking through the heather.  I have recently met new Lab friends from the UK.  Seeing one Lab he was standing in front of these gorgeous plants. Flowers?

This piece is 9.5" x 4.75" on 300lb watercolor paper. I will mat and back it with acid free matting. I will do it so you would be able to pop it right into a frame.

115.00  plus S&H



Monday, January 17, 2011

LABRADOR RETRIEVER WATERCOLOR ART by SHEILA WEDEGIS

No no one would dare come near his sheep!  But then again, he's a Lab. So instead of guarding he may be just hanging out with some new really furry, furry Labrador friends.

Roger is Lithuanian and has new Facebook friends there.  And yes of course they have Labs. They also have sheep and goats that sit in their cars like our kids. Now that is a wonderful picture! They also have beautiful green fields.  I asked if I could "steal" this reference photo and it was a yes!

This is painted on 300Lb Arches  watercolor paper 7.5" x 5.5"

$150.00  Plus S&H





You may purchase prints of this on my Fine Art America site.
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/the-guardian-sheila-wedegis.html

This painting is watercolor on 300lb Arches paper and measures 7.5" x 5.5".

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

LABRADOR RETRIEVER ART BY SHEILA WEDEGIS OIL


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"The Crack Of The Rifle"

I saw this photo of the two Labs in the Highlands and I had to paint it.  They are in the Scotlland Highlands and the sound of the hunters rifle was heard. The two Labs snapped to attention!

The painting of the two Labradors is oil on stretched canvas measuring 28" x 22"
I have it listed for 10 days on eBay starting bid of 350.00 and what ever the painting goes for I am donating half to the  Scotland Lab Rescue.  The link above will take you to my page there.(Or copy and paste)
Thanks for looking.
This piece will also be available as a print or canvas print on
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sheila-wedegis.html

SHEILA WEDEGIS PALM BAY, FLORIDA
http://www.labradorretrieverart.com
sophie@palm-spirit.com

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

LABRADOR RETRIEVER WATERCOLOR ART by SHEILA WEDEGIS


Well it took me 4 tries to load the pictures on the correct way. LOL.   I had this great 4, 4" x 4" mat and decided to do a series of our Sammy diving into the pool, getting the ball then coming out.  An every day event here at our home.  

It's mixed media. Watercolor combined with gouache.  The piece measures 10" x  30" and comes with the mat and backing.

125.00 plus S&H


          If you would be interested in me finding a frame for this please email me at ;
sophie@palm-spirit.com

SHEILA WEDEGIS PALM BAY, FLORIDA
http://www.labradorretrieverart.com
commissions accepted


Saturday, January 8, 2011

LABRADOR RETRIEVER ART BY SHEILA WEDEGIS OIL IN PROGRESS

I have so many "to-do's" on my plate but I'm taking a few days to play and work on this painting. ( I do have the to-do's in stages though).  When I first saw the photo of these two Labs I had to paint it.  They live in Scotland and do promo work for the Scotland Lab rescue.  The hunters were out that day and at the crack of the rifle they both turned.  
As the days go by I'll post the continuing process.  
I studied drawing 24/7 when I attended art school so now I draw every line from sight. (Yes there are cheating techniques when in a hurry) but I tend to stay with what I know.  You will see scrub marks where I changed a line or two or more. The yellow Lab just wants to take over the canvas. :-)  I will glaze his color on after my base drys.  Tomorrow I will start the black Lab highlights.

The size is 28" x 22"  oil on stretched canvas. It will be for purchase when finished and half the price will go to the Scotland Lab Rescue.  
Thanks for coming by!

Sheila M.Wedegis Palm Bay, Florida
sophie@palm-spirit.com
http://www.labradorretrieverart.com
http://www.zazzle.com/swedegisart*   2011 Calendar now available!


 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

LABRADOR RETRIEVER ARTIST SHEILA WEDEGIS WATERCOLOR CHAIRS

I have been going through things in the garage studio, throwing out and moving important stuff into my new home studio.  A box I had not opened since we moved here from N.H. in 1999, oh scary, I found this watercolor in a plastic bag safe and sound.  I knew the box had mat board and pastel paper but this was a real find.

In 1989, I was recently separated and living close to the edge in a large house with my two children and a crazy dog ,Doogan.  Each weekend we would have yard sales, well I had them, the kids were embarrassed.
The folding chairs looked like they were doing a dance so I took oodles of photos and started painting away. Oils, and this watercolor.

2011, my children are successful business people and I a thriving artist living the dream in a warmer climate. And Doogan, he's waiting for us at the Bridge along with our wonder cat then, Merlin. He really was magical.

This painting is on 140LB watercolor paper and the image measures  22" x 22" .(Notice I loved the square format even back then!) It will be matted with a 6" mat all around making the entire piece about 34" x 34"

Since I was on my own I painted it under my maiden name, Farrell. There are quite a few pieces out there that are Farrell's.  It is signed and dated.

$325.00 plus $10.00 S&H  Matted with acid free backing.   Thanks for coming by. Warmly, Sheila





Monday, January 3, 2011

LABRADOR RETRIVER ART 2011 BY SHEILA WEDEGIS

    The first of 2011!! And..a Yellow Lab!  8" x 6" on Raymar canvas hardboard panel, it has lovely shades of blues and lavendars.

     Give this sweet face a new home for the new year!!

$100.00 plus $5.00 S&H
Thanks for looking! New work coming this week!