Thursday, December 22, 2011

"Fritz" Commission

8" x 10"
oil on panel

Get your Free copy at the show!

Well, it's been a great (and successful) three months at WHQR Public Radio Station's Mc Erny Gallery. So far I've sold 14 paintings, been hired for commissions and gotten lots of promotion. Friday is the last show and then it comes down January 13th. 

Not only will I have new paintings and prints for sale, I will be giving away five free copies of my new book to the first five that ask about it. After the show, the book will be available at Blurb. 

So, if you're needing a break from the holiday rush or looking for that unique, last minute gift, come on by and relax with some music, wine and good company. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pink Lady

7" x 5"
oil on panel

Chumley, my dog's most favorite treat in the whole world is an apple. He absolutely goes crazy for them. I usually give him red delicious, but started to wonder about other varieties. Because we always have apples in the fridge I started enjoying them with meals, in salads and cooking with them and I realized I had only tried one and why? because there are so many types to choose from and I thought, maybe the name "red delicious" just seemed like it would be just red and really delicious, but how was I to know? Maybe there is one out there more delicious. 

So I decided to compare, went to the grocery and bought as many varieties I could find. After apologizing to the checkout girl for having to scan and weight each one, I took them home and tried three at a time. I found they all are so different and wonderful, except for Granny Smith, which is just sour and bitter, Chumley even had a tough time with that one. 

So far, I narrowed the best down to Honey Crisp, Jazz & Pink Lady (Cripps Pink). I'm still trying new ones and if I find a better one than these, I'll let you know. 

By the way, Chumley is REALLY enjoying this experiment. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011


7" x 5"
oil on panel

December 23rd will be the last show at WHQR's Holiday Party and I will have some new paintings showing aaaand.... I'm giving away five advanced copies of my new book coming out, called what else, "Faithful... A Series of Dog Paintings"! 

The first five at the show to ask about the book get one... Yayy!

If you haven't seen the show, now is the time because it ends January 13th. So take a break, enjoy some food, wine, good company and vintage music by Susan Savia.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Ginger (lost dog series)

7" x 7"
oil on panel

We found this dog down the street awhile ago, put up posters that night and received a call from the owner the next day, close to tears that their Ginger had been found. He had told us that she was very old and had wondered off during a move. 

I just love a good ending, don't you?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Looking Back

9" x 12"
oil on canvas

Sometimes we like to just take off exploring and shoot lots of photographs. The other day we ended up in Sneads Ferry at the seafood docks and this dog came running down the hill towards us like he had found long lost friends, once he got to us, he kept looking back. I guess to see if someone had noticed he was missing. I snapped a few shots of him looking at me and some looking away, but I really liked the shadow outline of his face looking away and loved the way it feels in this painting. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

"Ollie" Commission

10" x 10"
oil  on panel

Note from client:
Oh my goodness it is so wonderful you are going to make me cry. It resembles him so much!

Just got my "Faithful" Calendar today and it looks fantastic!!
Red Bubble Rules!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Gift Certificates Available!

Cant decide on what to give the pet lover in your life...
How about a gift certificate!