Monday, January 25, 2016

Sweet Gus

Sweet Gus
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
private collection

This is Gus. He belongs to a good friend. Every time I would go to her house, Gus would most likely be sitting on the sofa and I would sit next to him. Unlike most cats that would run away to some dark room in the back of the house at the sight of an intruder, he would stay and let me pet him and just sit quietly - nothing seemed to bother him and always seemed deep in thought.
He was a cool cat and will be missed.


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

PAINT MY DOG #10

8" x 10"
reserved

This is the final painting in the PAINT MY DOG! series for 2015.

The dog belongs to the awesome painter Susan B. Hecht who taught me color theory - I took a 3 day workshop with her and what she taught me changed my painting.
Her website is http://susanbhecht.com/


Here are all the PAINT MY DOG paintings...
I like to think each painting has it's own personality in the brush stokes and color just like each subject does.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

PAINT MY DOG! #7

Stella
8" x 10"
oil on canvas

My first painting of 2016!
Been working on some other time-intensive paintings involving foxes, chickens and lizards (oh, so fun!) - will post those soon.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Jeopardy Portrait

Jeopardy
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
private collection

This is a portrait from the Christmas commissions.

I just received this photo from Edward Dare Gallery in Charleston of their front window
-  I'm so proud to be a part of this great gallery - here is their website...
http://www.edwarddare.com/

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Bear

Bear
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
private collection


More Christmas commissions.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Penny

Penny
oil on canvas
16" x 12"
Private collection

Merry Christmas Everybody!!
Between painting portraits and making jewelry, I am flat-wore-out!
I am taking the next few days to relaaxxx!!

Thank you to all my bloggees for supporting my art - it means so much to me that you're out there digging my work. I hope all of you have a great, successful (and creative) new year!


Monday, December 14, 2015

PAINT MY DOG #6

PAINT MY DOG #6
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
sold

It's been holiday portrait season and it's been a busy time for sure - I'm finally coming up for air. I wanted to share this painting from the PAINT MY DOG series that I just love. 

Also, at the end of this month I will be closing my Etsy shop - I have decided to have some galleries represent my work and see how it goes. Edward Dare Gallery in Charleston will be the first of a few. It's a really lovely gallery that represents a wide range of artists and I'm looking forward to working with them. 

Monday, December 7, 2015

DuBois Cows

DuBois Cows
9" x 12"
oil on canvas
sold

A while back I had an auction for a dog portrait to raise money for a rescue that needed help with some hospital bills. This is the portrait the woman who won wanted - She and her husband humainly raise dairy cows and are very connected to them.

She also rescues Greek strays and has quite a few of my paintings in her collection.

Friday, December 4, 2015

PAINT MY DOG #5

"7up"
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
reserved

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

PAINT MY DOG #4





"Livvy"
8" x 10"
oil on canvas


If you are interested in a portrait go to:
www.petportraitsbyclair.com

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

PAINT MY DOG series #3

"Shala"
8" x 10"
reserved

Slowly getting through the holiday portraits - I have 5 paintings on my easel right now!

If you are interested in a portrait go to:
www.petportraitsbyclair.com

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

PAINT MY DOG #1




PAINT MY DOG #1
12" x 9"
oil on canvas
reserved


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

PAINT MY DOG #2

PAINT MY DOG #2
8" x 10"
reserved

After an awesome vacation in Florida, I have resumed holiday commissions.

This is the second in the PAINT MY DOG series 2015. I started this before my vacation and finished it today.  I still have #1 on my easel and should be done with it tomorrow.

The sale in my shop is still going on! 50% off Clearance Sale on all my paintings -
Just sold three today, so they are going fast!
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/ClairHartmannFineArt/tools/listings

Thursday, November 19, 2015

All Paintings Added to Clearance Sale!

I have added all my paintings to the 50% off Clearance Sale.
The amount of paintings I have is ridiculous!
Just making space for new, creative stuff :)

Here is the link:

Friday, November 13, 2015

Studio Clearance Sale!


I have waaay too many paintings in my studio and need to make room for new ones, so I have a 50% Off Studio Clearance Sale going on now.

There are 50 paintings!

Click here to see them in my shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClairHartmannFineArt?section_id=15534366&ref=shopsection_leftnav_10

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Cover of Artist and Illustrators Magazine!

I am so proud to have my painting of Chumley on the cover of Artist and Illustrator Magazine December issue!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

THREE DAY 50% Off Studio Sale!



Just wanted to let you know I'm having a BIG STUDIO SALE!
50% OFF selected paintings!


Go here to see the sale in my shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClairHartmannFineArt?section_id=15534366&ref=shopsection_leftnav_10


Also, the PAINT MY DOG! event posting will start this week.
Here is the list of 10:
Catherine D.
Kerry K. D.
Nicole R
Staci J. E.
Josh B.
Debbie B.
Anne L.
Kitty D.
Kitty D.
Staci H.

Monday, November 2, 2015

PAINT MY DOG! Portrait Special!!



Last year I had a very successful PAINT MY DOG! Special.
This year I'm doing it again -

The first 10 people I get photos from, I'll paint - If you would like to purchase the portrait it's $195.00 plus shipping.

Spots will fill up fast - so start getting your photos together!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Squirrel Watch

"Squirrel Watch"
16" x 20"
oil on canvas
view in my shop

This is the second painting in the Gretel series. 

I visited my sister and Gretel last year and absolutely fell in love with this dog. It took awhile (after a lot of chicken treats) for her to accept me as ok, but after that we were buds and I was able to take about a hundred photos of her. 

From a painters perspective, she is a stunning model, perfect color for my palette, flowing lines, great profile... it helps that I am a freak about dachshunds... just don't tell my terriers :)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Boston Proper




"Boston Proper"
12" x 12" x 3/4"
Oil on paper mounted on board
view in my shop


If you are interested in a portrait you can get more info at www.petportraitsbyclair.com

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fox Dreams II





"Fox Dreams II"
20" x 16" (3/4" fabric sides)
Oil on fabric
over wood stretchers
ready to hang

Monday, October 12, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

Published in a New Book!

Longfellow
oil on fabric

New Dog Door
oil on canvas

I'm proud to say two of my paintings have been chosen for "The Book of Dog".
I can now say I been in a show with William Wegman AND have been published in a book with John Singer Sargent and Goya.

As you have guessed, I am over the moon giddy!!

See this amazing book here...


Friday, September 11, 2015

Brown Cow, White Cow

Brown Cow, White Cow
24" x 18"
oil on canvas
Sold


I started painting this and was so excited about it I posted a little detail photo on Facebook - one of my collectors saw it and pretty much purchased it right off the easel! Yayyy!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fuzz

"Fuzz"
12" x 12"
oil on canvas
sold

After we closed the gallery, a store moved in next to Tavernays call Fuzz Love. At first I thought it was a strange name, but after seeing the store and meeting the owners, it couldn't be named anything else! Now, I have a big new wardrobe of super comfy clothes. As a matter of fact I'm wearing one of their dresses right now.

They are a traveler, surfer, laid-back type. They always seem to be in a good mood and they have the sweetest pups that come an visit. One of the pups was found on the side of the road in mexico nearly gone and now she is the happiest dog ever! They are good people and we are so happy to have them as neighbors.

This is a portrait of Fuzz, who the store is named after. She passed awhile ago and she must have been a super special pup because all the stores are named after her.



Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Dakota

Dakota
9" x 12"
oil on canvas
Sold

About 30 years ago when I was in college, I borrowed something from a friend and it was stolen in my possession. Unable to pay her because I was always broke in those days, I never forgot how understanding she was and I have always wanted to repay her for her kindness. When I found her on Facebook, I saw that she had two dogs so I decided to paint her this portrait. I'm so happy to give her a portrait of her baby, Dakota. Thank you Samedar - after all these years!!