My Muse

My Muse

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Huge Thanks For My SunShine Award

I was actually given this award by two fellow artists and I am very honored and humbled!!! First, Diana Marshall. Please see her work at http://paintingthedayaway.blogspot/com and Lyn O'Neal

They have beautiful work so don't miss seeing it.
At this point I am to nominate... a whole bunch of bloggers to also recieve this award and I am so far behind so I may just do one at a time.

My first nominee is Kimberley Santini. It amazes me that first she is so prolific, her work is spectacular and she has young children and holds workshops for school kids in her "spare" time. (I'm hearing that song about bringing home the bacon and frying it up in a pan...".) So please see her work as well.

Thank you again...I'm proud to be amoung such fantastic people and artists!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Joy of Splashing

There's such a joy in splashing..for Labs and for us!! Like walking home from school and kick the puddle of water and it just goes everywhere.

I recieved a Kindle for Christmas and my daughter gave me a gift certicate for books. I downloaded a great book, "The French Impressionists" by Camille Mauchau (Severin Faust, novelist, art critic) and it's totally enthralled me. The Impressionists used the colors of the prism, rainbow, so with this painting I was in that "place". I hope you enjoy it.

8" x 6" oil on Archival RayMar canvas board.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Video Update

You can see an update on YouTube. I don't know....feel free to give me feedback. This morning I was gungho on the back ground but now I'm not sure. Tommorrow working on Lab details. Maybe that will bring the background out. And you thought this was an easy process. This piece you get to see the "uglies" and all. As in life...One should have a plan.! Well the three Labs were the plan with a dramatic background. I'[ve been know to have a piece done then totally change the background laying in different shades from dark to light. That could happen. Will I video tape it?? You bet.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Short Video...Too Many Phone Calls and Interuptions

The phone rings twice through this....sigh..It has been banned. I was waiting for a call from my Doctor. Of course I'm still waiting for that. Short video today. But a new one on my 2010 Painting Project.

Sophie and Her Tee Shirt can have this Tee Shirt too!!! Become a Backer, Sophie says, to my Mum's 2010 Art Project...A book...she types everyday, tee shirt, even a Mug if you buy a painting before the show. Even $5.00 backers will get to see the first painting to know if they would love it in their home. They'll be Giclees, and other prints...I'm excited!!!! Thanks,,,,,Sophie!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

6" x 6" square Sophie

A busy weekend with our grandson Logan. Mum and Dad picked him up at noon for a birthday party he was going to and I sat down quietly to paint. Just working with two blues, Pthalo Blue and Blue Radiant, two reds, Alizerin Crimson and Red Radiant and of course white I worked this painting. At first you would have seen both sides of the head but I thought it was a little boring and I opted to put that side into darkness with just one side of the face really showing.

I may eventually send this to a show but right now if it's what you would love you can purchase it right now.

Oil on stretched canvas, paintied on all sides so ready to hang.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Weekend Update

Oh don't you wish it were SNL? LOL Anyway, my Grandson Logan is here so this is a quick one of the larger piece I'm working on. Gives you an idea where I may go with it. Thanks again for watching.

Doodle Shoes what do you do when it's really cold in the studio?? You design a pair of DoodleLab Sneakers. They are by Zazzle and Keds. They are Designer sneakers with the design printed on the sneaker so they are good. Take a peek!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Finish of Trooper

See the finish video of Trooper. I hope you enjoyed the series..a new one starting soon!
Thanks, Sheila
Commissions are being accepted now and we have payment plans suited to you!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Finished 5" x 5" x1.5" "Soon!!!"

I have been working on this for awhile. The sides are finished now also and would make a lovely piece hanging on a wall. It gives a 3D effect with painting the image around the corner. Please contact me if you'd like a commission done of your pet similar to this. Great price too.

I took this photo one night as the two Labs waited for Roger to come home. The shadows and light was fantastic and I wanted to recreate that image. I am pleased with the way it came out especially taking the scene around the corners.

This is painted in oil on 5 x 5 x 1.5" on stretched Canvas.

Contact me at for your portrait.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Finished Commission

Finished this piece recently . If you are interested in having your pets portrait painted now is a perfect time to put your name in. All sorts of payment plans and you'd have your Christmas gift or Birthday gift already planned. Contact me at

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Quick Video Today

Well I did a 10 minute painting session and did the "magic" movie and it cut out so much. You get the drift of it though. I also showed the photo I was working from and they left that on the cutting room floor. The photo however, can be seen beside the canvas. I was even cut mid sentence.'s tough being in this movie business!!! Then to top it off our sweet cat Blue may have a broken leg. I'm hoping a bad sprain. Vets in the am.

P.S.Blue is doing fine today. meds and love are fixing him right up!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sweet Pals.... for L.L.RoC, Inc

We have a new Lab rescue that joined us. Lab Rescue of Cinncinati. This painting I did for that Rescue. 40% of the sale of this painting will go to LLRoC !! 8" x 8" x 1" oil on stretched canvas.

To purchase please go to this link. Thanks. Again, welcome to LLRoC!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Continuation of the Making of Trooper

This is what I did this afternoon. I actually was painting to Lady Gaga but put the "Music" in the video instead. Hope you like it. The next installment of Labatar!!!

The Painting Continues

I so have to figure how to do this. LOL..I'm cutting the video into two pieces so I can load them on the blog. I may have to go to youtube for a longer session. Just a small session now explaining what I'm up to. I'll be working on this today and this afternoon concentrate on the nose so you can see that. Hope I'm speaking a little loader music.maybe a humming fan. LOL.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Series Video

First I'd like to say before you watch this that I have a really difficult time painting and talking. It's the can't chew gum and walk at the same time syndrome. Also, the next time I do a video, I'll shoot in a different direction so you see more than my hand!

I'm excited about this new venture. I get to bring you into my world of creation as you have invited my art to your home. In the following days I will show you the painting of Trooper. I may of course take some liberties and do alittle off camera so it won't be dragging as I prepare to do the nitty gritty so to speak. I hope you enjoy it. I also just realized I can only upload 100mgs. So I had to cut the "film" Labatar..the movie. So it';s starts later than I had planned.

Please feel free to, Sheila

Labrador Lifeline Auction

It's that time of year again!!! The wonderful Labrador Lifeline Auction.

Please go and see some wonderful is my DoodleLab Bag and another of mine is a free portrait!!! It starts February 12 and runs through the 27th!! Don;t miss it and help save a Lab today!!
Thanks, Sheila

Friday, February 5, 2010

My 5" Square Canvas To This Point

I bought myself a small video cam and have been having a ball!!! Every so often I'll put one on of me painting or..the Labs stealing things from the studio. action!! Let me now how you like this new addition.

Warmly, Sheila