My Muse

My Muse

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Diver Down

I thought it would be fun to capture Sammy dving into the pool after his ball. It took a few times to get the right shot...he landed on me a few times, scratched me with his toe nail and one time I chickened out and jumped up too soon.
20" x20" x2"
Please go to my Ebay site and bid or buy. Thank you, Sheila

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Shaq Tails

Howdy, this is Shaq. From time to time I will be doing a little Blurb.The skinny on me is that I'm a Black Lab, 14 and loving life.I live in Austin, Texas where normally it is warm but lately it has been cold.
I share my house with 3 Labs that I foster who are part of Heart of Texas Labrador Rescue. And my pet human. Last night it was what my human calls a 4 dog night. And he was lucky that he had 4 dogs to keep him warm. Mason is a 7 year old yellow lab who is a great foot warmer, Nanda is a 10 year old very little black lab who is the designated neck warmer. Eoster (yes that is how it is spelled) is a 4 year old Black Lab who takes over the right side of the body and I take care of the left side. Together we kept our human toasty warm.
Well that is my tail of the day. You can check out my friends at and go to Labs needing Homes.
Cheers,Shaq the ShaqAsorus

Friday, January 11, 2008


Friday.!! It is the night we go out back and throw the tennis ball into the pool 1000 times for them. They never tire. We get soaked but it's great fun. Summer months we swim with them.

Two paintings today. One is a 9 x12 on stretched canvas $ 225.00 and the other 18 x 24. Starting bid of $59.99 Both can be seen on my Ebay site so please visit.
Both Have SOLD

In the coming weeks I will be doing small daily paintings that you can purchase right away here or email me about.

Thanks, for looking.


Wednesday, January 9, 2008


I am in Agility training with our youngest Sammy. He just turned 3 and is a huge wiggle worm. Focus is a word that is so not in his vocabulary. Sigh. In time!
We came home and went to the office. He flopped on the bed and I got the photo to use as reference to paint todays piece. I'm going to join him in that pose right now!!
This piece is offered on my ebay store. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Stop Stealing My Shoes!!

I paint standing. Why I wear shoes to the studio I have no clue since I always end up barefoot. Much more comfortable, however, a great temptation for the Labs.
Today I spent a good part of my morning chasing one or two, giving my "stop" command. Ha!! They turn for a moment then off they go. Yes, I did put them away, then the game turned to.."Stop stealing my paper towels"
I was sitting peacefully when Sammy, our youngest, climbed in the chair beside me. He likes sitting like we do and I took this photo. Such a regal looking boy.
A monochromatic color sheme adds to this feeling. The artwork is 14" x 14" and can be found on my Ebay site, Sophies-Art-Gallery.
See link below. SOLD

Monday, January 7, 2008

A New Day A New Attitude

So today I started by going to the store to find dog bones. Every so often I give the "kids" raw meat bones and they love them. Clean teeth and breath for a day at least. What I didn't realize is it kept their attention away from me and I actually got a large painting done!!!

This is a 30" x 30" x 2" oil on stretched Gallerywrap. It felt so good to stretch my arm over the canvas, having my brush ooze with paint.

From painting every day I have learned to paint quickly and get the feeling that I had when I first saw this subject.

Again if you are interested in this piece please click on the link at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!!!!


Sunday, January 6, 2008

January 6,2008

Oh these Labs!!! Always on the go. This one however got very tired and now is being ....."good" .
This piece is 16" x 20" and I call them "Small Labscapes" I love painting in a limited palette. I feel it gives a dynamic look at the figure itself.
I do a new paintings everyday so please check back, see what's new and hear some stories.
If you are interested in bidding on this piece you will find the link to my ebay store at the bottom of the page.