19 – Dog in a box 2

doginabox4I started painting this doggy the same way I did the last one, but as I got close to finishing, I heard Stella’s words in my head and went back and added a bit more color. I have a wonderful model for these paintings. Isn’t she fun? This painting measures 6″ x 6″ and is SOLD! More money going to Endangered species conservation!!!

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17 – Dog in a box

17ghettA lot of my friends are dog people, and after I did my “cat in a box” series last month, one of my doggy friends told me I needed to do a “dog in a box” series. So this is my first attempt. Ghett (pronounced Jet) is a very happy Airedale living in Arkansas. She posed for me here.
I am painting on my new hot press hand made Indian paper. I LOVE it..

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Thirty day challenge – collage

PicMonkey Collage

What a month! I made a collage of all the work I did.
I sold ten paintings out of thirty, and made almost 400 dollars for endangered species conservation! There are several more of these paintings for sale. If you travel backwards on this blog, you can see which are available and which are not.

And I forgot poor Enza! shadesofenza1

Next month, I will be focusing on faces.

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Day 30 – What’s a whippet

whippet
My best friend lives in Arkansas where she works her special magic on people and their dogs. Sometimes, the dogs and people have troubles getting along, and according to my friend, the problem is rarely because of the dog, but more because of the humans. Some of the dogs she works with are learning agility, and are a pleasure to work with because both the dog and its human have good attitudes and work hard. This little whippet is one of them.

This is my final painting of the 30 paintings in 30 days series. I want to thank Leslie Saeta for putting this together, and all of my friends who have given me such wonderful support through the whole month.

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My first dog memorial

sophie
Sophie was an older dog who was a regular at Seward Park Clay studio, where I have been spending much of my time. She was not noteworthy herself (in my opinion) but the relationship she had with her human was very sweet. I watched them interact day after day, and then one day, she was gone. Her human was absolutely crushed. Instead of banter, there was silence.
The studio had a memorial party, with lots of good food, and people talked about Sophie. Sophie’s human had more than one surprise from the stories the other potters told.
Several potters had also made clay models of Sophie. I decided to paint her likeness. I am glad I attended.

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