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Friday, May 28, 2010

Monet in Rouen With A Lab -Redo of Black Lab

 It was suggested to me that possibly Monet had a Lab with him at the Cathedral in Rouen. Of course then I had to paint it. The Lab was painted how I thought Monet would have done it, using the colors of his palette. Another challenge for me.

This piece is 10 x 8 oil on canvas. 30% of the proceeds will be going to Lab Rescue Oklahoma and you may go to my Saving A Lab A Day Blog to make it your own. After tossing and turning about the size of the Lab I had to redo the Lab today.  I brought him out further in front. He's so much happier there!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

#2 in the Drawing of Cows Series

You can't believe how relaxing drawing is for me. I can sit in bed at night and draw for hours, comfy and cozy, Labs sleeping on my feet, cat on my pillow. This is the second in my Cow drawing series on Illustration board. 3.5 x 2.5 ACEO. Sprayed with fixative and a UV protectorant it would be fun to frame or to "Float" on an acid free mat then frame it.
I photographed this beauty out behind Target in a field. Florida is such a mix. New strip Malls with cow pastures out back...oh and maybe a snake and an alligator thrown in for fun.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Holy Cow Potter! The Master Series with Lab

That's what I was saying as I was painting this piece. Good thing I love Labs and Cows. This fit the bill totally. I did however add the Lab!

This is Paulus Potter's "Young Bull" I loved the challenge of this piece. It is a longer piece originally but I got the essentials.

This painting is oil on stretched canvas 10" x 8" and will be on my saving a Lab a Day blog.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Could I have Been Bonnard?

Could I have?? I know he painted one Lab in his piece, "The Red Checkered Tablecloth" . So, I decided to repaint my impression of "The Red Checkered Tablecloth" with two Labs and myself as the central figure. Pierrre was alittle more careful about his checks whereas I was ready to scream counting and getting the red pattern with blues and violets. So I will say mine area bit more Impressionistic!

This piece is oil on stretched canvas, 12" x 12" x 1" and will be for sale on my site
40% of the sale will go to Lab Rescue, San Diego ,California

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Day 2 of Small

Number 1 in the Series of Graphite ACEO's. It's nice after working in the studio all day to come out back and draw. We have an area that is covered by a Bougainvillea tree. Cool, shady and thankfully today breezy. The Labs join us, Roger is on his computer, so geeky, lol, and this is where we can work on a Sunday afternoon.
This piece is on acid free illustration board. Signed and numbered. You will also find this on ebay.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Really Large, Really Small

This one is really small. As you may know my Kickstarter Project for Backers ended and was
a success! I will be starting the 40" x 40" paintings and continue to write the book. Along with Commission work I decided to have some fun ,along with painting the Masters with Labs in them, drawing small ACEO renderings of cows. They will all be signed and numbered, one of a kind.
I placed it on eBay so you can see it there. Thanks for looking! Sheila (Who thankfully is on focus meds because she has alot of fun stuff on her plate!)
Go Bid here: