My Muse

My Muse

Thursday, November 15, 2012

ELECTIONS OVER NOW BACK TO PAINTING AMERICA...SORT OF


Driving back from Gainsville this past weekend I took photos of this part of Rt. 50.  I was excited since we took a tree painting workshop with Linda Blondhiem and I was ready to start.  Believe it or not I actually had a frame and a panel to paint on so did this painting in oils.  To put a Lab in or not to put a Lab in, that is the question.  Maybe not this time unless asked. :-)
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I'll be getting serious now since our goal is to be able to travel across America and paint with our two Labs and Spirit Muse Sophie. Oh and Spirit Fergus. sigh.

Today I had work done on my ever faithful Jeep Grand Cherokee,water pump, only to hear that it has another issue that may cost about $1000.00. Seriously?? Oh, and I need two new tires. sigh. Well, a glass of wine here and grabbing my boot straps, I am moving forward. Please feel free to let me know what you would like to see. That's part of the fun.

RV news? Well we have decided that we need to checkout the Open Range 5th wheel, 34 ft with patio. I know 36 sounded better but it didn't have patio capability. Need that patio. Great for the Labs and perfect for us!!!

Ok..if you are interested in the oil painting it is 8" x 20" oil on masonite and framed. The colors are better in person but the peaceful feeling is the same!!!

     $325.00 plus shipping




Wednesday, November 7, 2012

RETRO DOG #6 LAB PAINTINGS CELEBRATING 12 YEARS OF LAB ART

                               
SOLD

Ok, That was fast.  Maybe because the image I used was a friends. I love the image. Be sure and ask me if you would like me to reproduce this one. However, you can be sure more swimming chocolates are coming soon!!!

Thanks, Warmly, Sheila

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

DAY 2 OF RETRO WEEK THE CELEBRATION OF 12 YEARS OF LAB ART

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Just one Chocolate today. I was sad over Sophie and then this is Fergus who went to the Bridge last year. Tough day.  I'm thinking this is a 6" x 8" Acrylic on Stretched Canvas. Great price for this week's celebration too.                                        
                                               $30.00 plus $5.00 shipping.

Monday, November 5, 2012

RETRO WEEK CELEBRATING 12 YEARS OF LAB ART





 What is Retro Week you ask?? Well, I was going through all my past photos of Lab art and thought I would do a retrospective book celebrating the years from 1999 to 2012.  What fun to see the growth, or change in my work.  In the early years, after I stopped traveling to out door shows, I started to show my work on eBay. I swallowed my pride, and decided to price my art low to get new clients. Starting out at $25.00 or $35.00, I sold regularly and found I not only sold my art but got long lasting friends from it even to this day.

 So now my prices are higher, work a bit different, but there was a wonderfulness in the early art that I suddenly saw might be missing. The freedom of the strokes...Lord I struggled...Now with the experience I fly. I loved playing today with the color and light.  So today is Black Labs...tomorrow Chocolate then Yellow the next.  I did these quickly this morning and found myself smiling.  So I may have two weeks of Retro Celebration just because it makes me happy!!!!

They are all original, Golden Open acrylics unless stated otherwise. If you don't get one and love it ask and I'll repaint. Just for you!!

So,,,here goes...Day 1.


8" x 10" Acrylic on stretched canvas. Painted on all sides and all set to hang.  $35.00 plus $5.00 shipping



8" x 10" Acrylic on stretched canvas. Painted on all sides.  $35.00 plus $5.00 Shipping



My first attempt at Ink,Watercolor and colored pencil on arches watercolor board. 9" x 9"
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$30.00 plus $5.00 shipping


SOLD
5" x 7" Acrylic on stretched canvas. The Spirit of The Lab!! I had painted more of this type back then and did a fun book of about 15 paintings. Can't you just feel the movement?!
                                                     
                                                        $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping



Thanks for stopping by...see more tomorrow!! Warmly, Sheila

Thursday, November 1, 2012

WATER DOGS..THE SERIES FOR A NEW BOOK BY SHEILA WEDEGIS

   So my Spirit Muse Sophie said..."Need to do what you most love Mum"..."Dogs in water..and all dogs"
"Ok I said back...I'll send out word for pictures!! "  And so the word is out to all of you who may read this. Please send me photos of your beloved Furries in water, near water, or shaking off water to ME   That is no pressure to buy the art but you may like the book!! And..your dog will be remembered forever. Gotta like that!!

Here are a few that I have painted already.


8" x 8" x 1" oil on cradle board and framed with black frame.  A sweet guy just floating along.  $250.00
If interested please contact ME   If you are interested in a print please go to My FINE ART AMERICA site


"Two Is Better Than Just One"   8" x 10" x 1"  oil on stretched canvas.  $320.00   Contact me for purchase or go to my Fine Art America site. Link above.


A silent sultry swim.  8" x 10' x 1" oil on stretched canvas.  $320.00   Prints are also available on Fine Art America or purchase the original.


I am happy to say this one has sold already and going to it's new home in Scotland.  I will be putting prints on Fine Art America of this painting soon. 12" x 16" x 1" Acrylic on stretched canvas. Two beautiful swimmers!!!

Be sure and come back to see up-dates. My goal is 36 paintings for the book. Why not make one yours??

 :-) Warmly, Sheila