My Muse

My Muse

Thursday, January 31, 2013

DOG NOSE #30 YAHOO!!!!! I DID IT!!!


 DOG NOSE # 30
4" x 4" x 7/8" oil on cradled board

# 30! This is Snoopy The Therapy dog! Click Snoopy to read about him. Just a beauty in my eyes!!!

So I have completed the 30 day Challenge of 30 paintings in 30 days.  I have absolutely LOVED painting these noses and still have a few more to paint.  A sweet nose from Australia, a pig's beautiful snout and a gorgeous Bunny called Speedy!! I will also go through my photos and make sure I haven't left any out so you will see noses on here every so often along with my on going Lab art. Need to get back to my "Dogs In Water" project. If you have pics of your pals in water please send me photos. TO SHEILA

They don't have to be Labs by the way. 

$75.00 S&H included

DOG NOSE # 29 NOT A LAB BUT CUTE


DOG NOSE # 29
4" x 4" x 7/8" oil on cradled board
NFS

This is Simpson. Well, Simpson's nose. Simpson was the beloved friend of my friend and studio mate 

Susan sees my dog noses every day as they are placed on the wall or hear me telling them to sit,stay, as they fall off.  She asked me if I would do her Simpson and today he now sits proudly on her drawing table.  What a cute little nose!!!!

Be sure and go to Susan's web site..fantastic artist and great art!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

DOG NOSE # 28 LABRADOR RETRIEVER NOSE

SOLD

DOG NOSE #28

4" x 4" x 7/8" oil on cradled board

So, I feel so much better about this nose! Still want to do the road trip to see them all in person!!! Especially during puppy season!!

$75.00 S&H included

Monday, January 28, 2013

DOG NOSE #27 NOT A LAB NOSE

SOLD

DOG NOSE #27
4" x 4" x 7/8" oil on cradled board

One of the first noses that I received. Finally!  Meet Gizmo!!!

Thank you for your nose Gizmo!!!

$75.00 S&H included

DOG NOSE #26 LABRADOR RETRIEVER NOSE ART


DOG NOSE #26
4" x 4" x 7/8" oil on cradled board

Ok, I like this nose but may do him over. There are Fox Red Labs and they are gorgeous but I haven't seen one in person, (road trip) and still am searching for the correct hue of the fur. Maybe I'll do the background over and add more oranges and a touch of purple.

$75.00 S&H included

Sunday, January 27, 2013

DOG NOSE # 25 LABRADOR RETRIEVER ART

SOLD

DOG NOSE #25
4" x 4" x 7/8" oil on cradleboard

So whose nose it it today?  (Probably not as blue) but today is my friend Bella!!! A sweet Lab that has gone through a few trials the past few weeks but is healing and coming along nicely!! Yeah Bella!!!!

5 Dog Noses to go. I am planning on going on and doing a few more since I have had requests for a really cute bunny and an equally cute pig.!! Those will be fun!!

$75.00 S&H included


Friday, January 25, 2013

DOG NOSE #24 30/30 CHALLENGE


DOG NOSE #24
4" x 4" x 7/8" oil on cradled board

Meet Misaki!!!  Or his nose!  You may read all about Misaki's misadventures HERE

So many new noses to read about!!! 

I will be continuing the paintings of the noses.after the challenge ends so I can get all the noses painted that were sent to me. One of which is an adorable snout! Now that should keep you guessing!!

$75.00 S&H included
 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

DOG NOSE #23 MOLLY THE WALLY


DOG NOSE #23 
4' x 4" x 7/8" oil on cradleboard

Molly The Wally

Who?? You ask? Well Molly is well known among bloggers. MOLLY THE WALLY
I just met her and she is quite the girl. To say my boys, Sammy and Ozzie, aren't quite smitten would be a lie.  
And they just saw her nose!!!!

$75.00 S&H included

DOG NOSE #22 30/30 CHALLENGE


DOG NOSE #22
4" x 4" x 7/8" oil on cradled board

Now here's a great nose!!! This is Mollie! She is a friend of Molly The Wally of Blog fame.  I would love to paint the whole image some time. She is a looker!!!

$75.00 S&H included

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

DOG NOSE #21 30/30 CHALLENGE LABRADOR RETRIEVER ART

SOLD
DOG NOSE # 21
4" x 4" x 7/8" oil on cradled board

Emma is queenly much like my Sophie was.  They have that soulful look and that pursed lip when they are looking intent. "What! What is going on there!!!"

$75.00 S&H included

Monday, January 21, 2013

DOG NOSE #20 NOT A LAB 30/30 CHALLENGE


DOG NOSE # 20
oil on 4" x 4" x 7/8" cradle board

Think a little lighter on this one. Just a bit. One day I WILL master photoshop.  Til then...

10 more noses to complete the challenge..hmm..will I continue???

$75.00 S&H included

Sunday, January 20, 2013

DOG NOSE #19 LABRADOR RETRIEVER ART


DOG NOSE # 19
4" x 4" x 7/8"  India Ink. Watercolor and Colored Pencil on watercolor board

It's football Sunday and of course I am at home.  I love that my art is portable when I need it to be. Originally I had planned to be at the studio so left all my oils and acrylics there. I keep my pencils and watercolors at home in case the urge arises, as it did today.  Labs are happy as well as husband so all is good.!  I will be adhering this panel to a cradled board. 

Go Patriots!!!!

$75.00 S&H included

Saturday, January 19, 2013

DOG NOSE # 18 LABRADOR RETRIEVER NOSE

SOLD

DOG NOSE #18
4" x 4" x 7/8" oil on cradled board
(Appears dark on my screen so it's a little lighter)

One of my dog noses was purchased today and I got the nicest email from the person.  I have to say it actually just topped off my day!!!  After being in the studio for long hours, (which I love) it is just nice to know that one's art is appreciated! Thank you!!!!

$75.00 S&H included

Friday, January 18, 2013

DOG NOSE # 17 LABRADOR CHOCOLATE BOY


DOG NOSE # 17
oil on 4" x 4" x 7/8" cradled board

Can you believe I am up to date?? Let's give me a group yeahhhh!!!
Chocolate noses are so different even in just their grouping. Pink noses, brown noses, spotted noses . This nose was a really dark, almost black nose with wonderful shades of pinks and blues.  
I can hardly wait to see all the noses in a group.

$75.00 S&H included

Thursday, January 17, 2013

LABRADOR RETRIEVER ART DOG NOSE # 16


DOG NOSE # 16
oil on cradled board  OIL

A Lab nose today!!! The image may be darker in real life. It's tough getting the correct lighting at times. 
(For me)!. 

Only 15 more noses to accomplish the 30-30 challenge! WOW me!!!!!

$75.00 S&H included

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

#15 DOG NOSE! 30/30 CHALLENGE LAB


DOG NOSE # 15
4" x 4" x 7/8" acrylic on cradled board
Yes this is a Lab. I had a photo from one of my Rescues and did his nose. Happy to say he is in hos forever home!!

$75.00 S&H included

DOG NOSE # 14 WOW!!!!! 30/30 CHALLENGE


DOG NOSE #14
4" x 4" x 7/8" acrylic on cradled board  more pink in it

$75.00 S&H included

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

LATITUDE 10

Yes, my new tablet arrived today. I have to say, maybe because I read the "Windows 8 for Dummies" book, that searching around windows 8 was relatively easy!!! And fun!!

And so...today and painting just didn't happen. 

 
my first photo taken with the tablet!!!! This is Ozzie our youngest. He's usually not this calm..lol..just gearing up for more craziness!!!
 
Back to noses tomorrow!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

LABRADOR RETRIEVER DOG NOSE #13 30/30 CHALLENGE


DOG NOSE #13
Oil on cradled board 4" x 4" x 7/8"
I am officially caught up once again!!! Now off to teach an acrylic class. Dog Noses??? Hmmm,.

$75.00 S&H included


LABRADOR RETRIEVER DOG NOSE #12 30/30 CHALLENGE


SOLD 

DOG NOSE #12
oil on 4" x 4" x 7/8" cradled board

Oh the tired boy!!! 

It's interesting to watch the changes in doing daily noses. Some precise, some more loose. All fun!!

$75.00 S&H included

Sunday, January 13, 2013

OH-OH..SO I'M BEHIND AGAIN

  Well for one day I was caught up. Excuse? Well I could say I was decorating a back porch for a welcome home, my husband has the flu and oh, it's football Sunday. I had two 4 x 4 squares all ready and had my paints.  The truth?  I took a nap with my Lab Sammy's head on my lap. Priceless.

  You already know I love what I do and I paint Monday through Saturday but today I needed to just chill.  I'll be back to work tomorrow and prepare for next weekend.  New noses and some new paintings.

  For now though I think I'll go back to snuggling with Sam. He's got a big head and curls up so nicely. One just has to take a nap!!!! Oh and Go Patriots!!!!! :-)


 SAMMY

Saturday, January 12, 2013

CAUGHT UP DAY !! DOG NOSE 30/30 CHALLENGE


DOG NOSE #11
4" x 4", x 1" 
oil on cradled board

Whew..I have finally caught back up with the group!!!! Some days I feel like I'm a juggling act!!! Not a bad one either if I do say so myself!! hahaha!
                                                               $75.00 S&H included

DOG NOSE #10 30/30 CHALLENGE

SOLD

DOG NOSE # 10
4" x 4" x 1" oil on cradled board

I know this profile so well. No, he's not my Lab but he is the brother of our year old Chocolate Ozzie. I was having trouble getting Cooper's nose correct yesterday then this morning grabbed Oz's face and gave it a good look. They both have a wide lower lip. It almost looks human and I know Ozzie makes the funniest faces moving it around as if he's going to have a chat with you.

$75.00 S&H included

Friday, January 11, 2013

DOG NOSE #9 30 DAY CHALLENGE NOT A LAB


DOG NOSE #9
Sally Sue

4" x 4" x 7/8" oil on cradled board

Trying to catch up. whew... 
This is Sally Sue.  Mehan's is a local art, business supply store near my studio and I run there quiet often to get something or other. When I go in the back entrance the smallest little girl in a pink collar comes to greet me. Sally Sue.  She is a rescue and the dearest little dog and I get tons of kisses. After kissing Labs I feel I may swallow her.  Of course going home I get the 20 questions from you know who!!!!!

$75.00 S&H included

Thursday, January 10, 2013

DAY #8 DOG NOSE 30 DAY CHALLENGE

SOLD

DOG NOSE #8
4" x 4" x 7/8" oil on cradled board

Oh it was worth the wait!!!! Happiness is painting in oil on cradled panels!!!

$75.00 S&H included

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

OH THEY CAME!!!!

Finally the blocks to paint on arrived late today so first thing tomorrow I will paint number 8 of the Dog Noses, then do # 9. whew.

I could then list the other to-do's that keep me hopping in the studio but your eye's would pop. Thankfully I love what I do!!! That's not to say my studio mates don't hear a sigh or groan every so often...they do. Maybe more than that want. hahaha.

So I will close my eyes and dream of painting. (My husband says he often sees my hands moving as if I am actually working.)  Come back tomorrow...I'll be posting both noses hopefully in the morning!! Have a good evening!!

Warmly, Sheila

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

DOG NOSE #7 AND OH I WISH MY BLOCKS WOULD COME


SOLD

    DOG NOSE #7

Maybe an other do over. I have been waiting for my cradled panels to work on but they won't be here til tomorrow afternoon.  So today I did this on watercolor board,same size, 4" x 4" so I may adhere it to the cradled board. Just in case.

This is done in ink and colored pencils. Working with a headache even. Now that's dedication!!!

Thanks for looking!!!
Warmly, Sheila 

Monday, January 7, 2013

DOG NOSE #6 NOT A LAB 30 DAY CHALLENGE


DOG NOSE #6   Maybe....

The other day I ran out of 4 x 4 x 1 wood cradle panels. Panic!!! I ordered them and said please ship fast!!! 

So, what to do?? This is oil on a 4 x 4 canvas. Not sure if I like the way it looks so may repaint.  If I don't repaint then I will adhere the canvas to the block panel when it comes so I can keep the format the same.  But, I may repaint!!! Ah..it's fun to be an artist!! (it is!!!)

Warmly, Sheila

Sunday, January 6, 2013

DOG NOSE #5 THE CHALLENGE CONTINUES

SOLD
Wow, even though I paint every day already, I never realized how much work doing a committed daily painting was!  #5 Dog Nose!! Obviously again, Not a Lab!!

DOG NOSE #5
4" x 4" x 1" oil on cradled board/
$75.00 S&H included


I will ship the dog nose to you after the 30 days is completed so I can photograph the entire display for prints. Thanks, 
Warmly, Sheila