My Muse

My Muse

Saturday, May 31, 2008

"The Dog Park"

The start of a new Series. This number 1. There's so much going on when we're there I just knew they'd be something fun to paint from all the pictures I take.
Bidding starts at $69.99 and buy it now is 225.00 I plan on doing 10 and a Certificate of Authenticity will accompany the piece. 18" x 24" on stretched canvas.
Thanks, Sheila

Friday, May 30, 2008

An Exciting Adventure

This is the first of many illustrations for a Childrens book I've been asked to work on. It's a very exciting project for me and as soon as I have more news about it I'll say more.
This piece is 18" x 24 " x 2" on linen gallerywrap. At this time it is not for sale but I will be doing Giclees. If you are intersested please email me.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Of Course There's A Story Here!!!

This is our Sammy, sigh, my Sammy. High strung, strong willed, loveable and can chew a tennis ball in seconds. The bottom of our pool can attest to that fact.

So surfing thru Ebay looking for canvas, I came across this man selling, along with his canvas, tennis balls. Used professional tennisballs. 100..yes, 1oo used professional tennis balls and I bought them!!!!

My friend Ray and Mr. Shaq called to ask how long we thought it would take Sam to go through 100 tennis balls. Time will tell.

30" x 30" stretched canvas

price starts at $175.00

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

In The Process

I have been working on this painting for awhile now,

and hoping to wrap it up soon.

It's commission. 36" x 48" x 2" There are 5 Labs but this is just one face.

I'll show the entire piece when finished.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Not A Lab

Every so often and probably more so I will be doing other work for you to see. I love painting, I love where it takes me and I Love how time actually stands still when I work. On the days that I tend to "think" about what i'm doing and what I need to do there aren't enough hours in the day.

Ravens seem to appear out back alot and as I get out of my van at the grocery there will be one sitting on a cart. I took it as a sign one needed to be painted. Enjoy!

oil painted on 30" x 30" stretched canvas.

Monday, May 26, 2008

The Retriever

I wanted to capture the spirit of the retrieve. The image is on stretched canvas, 22" x 47" and painted in professional oils.
I love this piece!!!
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Saturday, May 24, 2008

River Dancer

14" x 14" x 2" on stretched canvas. Image is painted on all sides.
$175.00 or starting bid of $59.99
I finished the painting and thought how many Labs have "danced" their way along a river. Running in to cool off, check out what was floating or enjoying life.
I took the kids to the park today. It was hot but the two boys played ball and ran with the pack that were there. Sophie stayed by me and snapped at a few dogs that came too close. She didn't eat before we left home and she was crabby...I realized I was feeling the same way. We all got into the van and came home for the pool, food and coffee. Not nescassarily in that order. :-)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Almost The Weekend and The Dog Park

Almost the weekend and then we get to go the the dog park again. They have so much fun, I get to hand out business cards and chat, then get more fun photos as reference. What a life!! LOL
Have a safe and happy Holiday weekend!!!
"Strollin' " 20" x 20" on stretched canvas
price: $225.00
starting bid on Ebay is $99.99

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Celebration!!

What a day today was!!! I closed my Ebay store and now just working with my web site and auctions. How did I feel?? LIke Fergus flying across the dog park with not a care in the world.

They are behind me as I write this..Sophie is hungry so she's squeeking..yes Labs can squeek...who knew. So..let me go feed the masses and a hardy ..wooohooooo!!!!

20" x 20" on stretched canvas.



Sunday, May 18, 2008

Get It!!!!

We had fires in Palm Bay this past week and horridly it they had been set and so many lost their homes. We took the Labs to the dog park Saturday to get life back into us.

Thinking of all the people.


Saturday, May 10, 2008

We Went To Disney

So I took two days off to go the Disneyworld. The kids here had a "sitter" which is nice. They get to stay home but they do get depressed that they can't join us.

I forgot to ost a new painting that I did so here it is. I thought if Monet had a Lab this what he would have seen that day he painted the haystacks!! Enjoy!!
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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Two Today


Two today ..busy bee. I get to sit and

paint when I do 8" x 8"'s. It's wonderful.

The second is our chocolate Fergus curles in his sleeping position on the back porch. Of course he never sleeps out here..too much to see.

The first is my Sophie running for the ball I'm sure. I loved the motion that I captured.


Friday, May 2, 2008

Stopping To Smell The Roses

24" x 18" oil on canvas.
A fun painting to do. We have flowers out back and I catch them sniffing every so often....I'm always hoping they are not looking to enjoy a bite!!!