Thursday, November 24, 2011

Last of the cavaliers

Last of the Swan House Gallery show cavalier series. All done. Of course, these are my favorites.  Thankful for this quick, happy series.


Monday, November 21, 2011

oil sketches

This morning's effort
It won't be dry enough to take to the gallery tomorrow, but maybe by Thursday.
Flirt, 5x7", oil on board
Daughter gave me a ride to Binders to find frames, then we took turns throwing a ball to Maddy the dauntless tri-color. I have begun thinking of these as little oil sketches. I love what their body language expresses, more than the hair-perfect portraits.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Seven spaniel paintings

Since November 7th,  I've spent four days in hospital and two weeks post surgery quietly recuperating. Here I am with spaniels and my Nook.


Last week the news came that three of the four cavalier paintings sold before the show opened.  Would I do more?

I went straight to the studio and mixed paint. Glad I did that little drawing the other day, a profile of a Blenheim, my first dog. I plan to do three more total and see how it goes.

And here they are. All 5x7. oil/board. Robert is framing them for me tonight, and I'll deliver them to the Swan Coach House Gallery Tuesday.  I have one more drawn but we'll see how these do. So far, one of life's simple pleasures.

Blenheim Profile


Friday, November 4, 2011

Little dogs mean a lot

Painted a few small (5x7") works for the Little Things Mean A Lot show at the Swan Coach House Gallery that's opening November 17.
Decided to use my in-house models, who pose for kibble.  I had pulled source images from the Corporal Works of Mercy series. And, honestly, what says 'little things mean a lot' more than an itty-bitty spaniel with a big old heart?


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