Oh you know who this is, but does this Lab resemble your loved one? This watercolor, gouache and watercolor pencil, oh so much fun to do, is painted on 300lb Fabriano watercolor paper. Matted and framed to 16" x 20". Ready to hang!!
It could be in your home hanging in time for the Holidays!! Thanks for stopping by!
I found some great fun 10" x 10" laminate wood frames yesterday with mats to frame a 5" x 5" painting. Oh yes, swimming Labs!
This is the first of the three Lab Series. Each 5x5 painting will be te Lab turning as he looked for the tennisball. (Yes, It's Sammy again in search of. He doesn't know it yet but we bought him a whole bag of new balls yesterday!!)
If you are interested in the entire three, in progress, please purchase below at the second buy it now button. They will make a lovely display.
$125.00 plus S&H
$325.00 all three framed 5x5 watercolor Labs plus S&H
This was my other small fun piece I did Thanksgiving day. Is he a Chocolate or a Black Lab swimming? Could be either. The colors in the reflections brought out both. When I looked at my reference photo I wasn't sure which of my Labbie subjects it was. LOL
A great small gift for a Lab lover for the Holidays! 6" x 4" with the image being 5.5" x 3.5"
Well my knee surgery went well. It was a week ago today and I've spent the week in pain, icing, feeling better, painting, physical therapy, painting, less pain, and today , feeling so much better and on the way to walking without a limp. I'm finding my legs and thighs are getting into shape throughout all this so it's a positive experience. (if one has to have this experience)
I did two small watercolors yesterday. Turkey, Patriots football and painting..what more could I ask for.
This painting is 6" x 4" on 300lb Fabriano watercolor paper with the image size being 5.5" x 3.5" It will come unmatted. It would be lovely floated in a glass only frame.
The day Sammy's tennis ball sank in the pool I was lucky enough to have my camera and kept clicking away capturing his frustration but incredible determination.
This the first long piece dipicting part of his search.
It's 19.5" x 4.5 mixed media on 300lb Fabriano watercolor paper. I used not only watercolor, but gouache washes and watercolor pencil. The mat I will use will be off white with a 6.75" border all around. The entire piece will be 32" x 17". It will make an impressive piece!
This painting of the Black Lab swimming is #1 of 3 in a Series.
13" x 9" watercolor and gouache on 300lb Fabriano watercolor paper. I took many reference photos of Sammy the day he was searching for his sunken tennis ball. This was just a really fun painting to do.
I laid a dark wash before I started so it was a challenge but fun and a learning experience.
I'll be doing more Lab's swimming in the coming days/weeks. Please stop by again. Thanks, Sheila
Well who knew I could do watercolors. This is so much fun for me. I have always had a strong drawing sense and that's half the battle right there. With my background in illustration and design, and knowing how to glaze in oil painting, it just took a small amount of time tilI got the feeling.
This is the first piece I have done for a Lab Rescue. Heart of Texas Lab Rescue in Austin.
The painting of this soaking wet shaking Labrador is 10" x 8", matted and framed.
This a 7" x 5" watercolor and gouache painting on 72lb watercolor paper. I found this really fun easel frame and put it in the mat and it makes a really great presentation.
The painting was taken from a picture I have of a little yellow Lab pup that was in training to be a guide dog for the blind. We would take our Labs there to swim where they were trained and there were wooden ducks in the pond. This liitle guy found the mud and made a friend of the duck decoy. "A Perfect Friend".
A long time friend, patron sent me a few photos of her Labs playing in the water. I was to do a graphite drawing for her but as I was looking at it and my journey into watercolors, I decided to surprise her with a watercolor instead.
I love how the piece came out and tommorrow when my watercolor paper is delivered I'm sure she wouldn't mind if I recreate the scene in some form. I believe it's a tad lighter but on my screen it seems dark.
More Labs in water, their home away from home, tomorrow. Please come back and check them out.
Yes, I know this isn't a painting of a Labrador. But you know I love cows too. A few months ago I went on a cow search to take photos of a few in a field and this is one of them.
This is a 4.5" x 3.5" watercolor and gouache painting of a sweet cow in a field on 300lb Fabriano watercolor paper. I have mounted it on a green suede mat and it's framed in this dark brown frame. It would make a lovely gift or just so ready to hang on your wall. Opening size is 7" x 5".
My new watercolor and gouache painting from one of the reference images I took the day Sammy was in search of his sunken tennisball. I found some of my bottles of Dr. Ph.Martins watercolor that I used for illustration work. I found the color perfect for my underpainting washes enhancing the highlights on the Labs head and body.
The image size is 13" x 6 3/4" on 300lb Fabriano watercolor paper. I ordered standard size paper the other day which makes it more economical for framing, but I do love odd sizes. I will mat this as all my watercolors, with acid free off white matboard.
Mixed media of watercolor and gouache. Sammy was in the pool when I originally took the reference photo for this painting and his chewed beyond repair tennis ball had just sank. He swam and swam for a good half hour looking for that ball. I added the tennis ball to the piece . I just loved the expression on his face!
I have matted and framed this painting. Total overall size is 20" x 16"
Right now it is not for sale. I want to enter it into the Art Show at the Dog Show. I will let you know when it will be available if anyone is interested.
Thanks for looking. I have been doing a 30 day daily gratitude with other artists for the month of November. Today I am grateful for all of you follow my progress and support me . Thank you.
When someone heard the other day I was doing watercolors they said, "Wow, you do it all!"
I thought about the statement. While attending art school in Boston I studied watercolors as a tool for eventually going into the illustration field. As a class we would parade around Boston Gardens painting the Swan boats, the bridge, the sky line. People would stop to see what we were painting looking and squinting, asking.."where is that???" That usually had us now parading to Filene's basement for the sales or over to Charles Street to get donuts.
Oils I learned from doing.
The key to be a well rounded artist is drawing skills. The bones of all artwork. Drawing was an every day event at school. For the first year we did line and shading, ceramic casts, light and shadows. That was then added to all day figure drawing. I remember thinking we'd never learn color or painting but now I see the importance of "seeing" with the strength of knowing how to get a strong base drawing.
This watercolor with goauche is 8 3/8" x 8 3/8" on 300lb Fabriano watercolor paper.
I will be double matting it. There is such a light and liquid feeling to this painting.