My Muse

My Muse

Sunday, December 18, 2011


   It's what?  Outdoor art???  Can also be indoor art too.  I took a 22" x 22" x 2" piece of plywood, gessoed it and painted the Chocolate Lab swimming. I then took my painted papers and collaged the Lab and different areas of the water. Finishing up the painting process I used Fabric Gel and Golden Open acrylic paints to work the waters and spray.  This week I will resin the front and back of the piece to seal and protect it from the elements.

  When I slit out back, even though the scenery is beautiful, I still think some hanging art adds to the whole picture. The house has blank walls so it will be perfect to hang there.!

   Since this is a new venture for me I'm starting out with a lower price point then if it would be on canvas. Each painting will come ready to hang.  Not only will I be creating Lab art on the Outdoor Art paintings but also landscapes and seascapes.  I will also be taking orders with your ideas for your personal painting.

The starting price is $495.00 plus S&H      Thanks for stopping by!  Warmly, Sheila

Thursday, December 15, 2011


       Sketch #3. On the 8" x10" painting I used ink,watercolor and colored pencil. I am having so much fun doing these. I'm planning a book on our new Pup Ozzie's shenanigans.  He,like Fergus, loves running through our purple flowers, flattening them to the ground.
      It's painted on a  Arches watercolor board.

      Wonderfully priced at 45.00. Plus S&H

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


    Right after high school I begged my parents to let me go to art school.  Being ADHD I had a difficult time at academic studies but was great as a visual learner. I wanted to illustrate books. So art school it was. It was a three year school and at the end I received a Certificate of Commercial Art. 

    This piece is 12" x 12" watercolor and ink on 300lb watercolor paper.  It's  heading to be an illustration in a book I'm planning on our new Lab puppy Ozzie. Sammy and Ozzie play non stop so I have allot of  reference material.

     An original Illustration , now $75.00 plus S&H     Thanks for stopping by.  Sheila


Monday, December 12, 2011


    I must have chatted with my friend Miriam Hughes 100 times today. She is also an artist and at times we bounce ideas off each other. On the last call she mentioned she was going to start doing small paintings for Christmas gifts and a light bulb went off.  I have three 8" x 10" Arches watercolor panels.  Hmm, and a bottle of gold ink I long forgot. So, draw with pencil? No, I always do that. Pen? No, it may smudge. Paint? All the time.
   We had Chinese food last night and on the table, the end chewed by Ozzie, was a chopstick. Hmmm. Hey, if I chisel the end and use that as a pen, that could be fun. So begins the first of at least three drawings in gold ink using a chopstick and laying in a quick wash.

   So I present #1.  The ink blobbed in places, sometimes I had to resharpen the point or use the chewed end.  It's an original!!! Maybe someone you know my like a small gift for Christmas.

           $35.00   plus S&H


     Stuck for the perfect gift for your doggie friend??  I paint all dogs and this would be completed and to you for Christmas.

    I am offering a 6" x 6" watercolor of your pet this week only for $50.00. Free shipping. Yes..really!!!!

It says Donate but is set up for your payment of $50.00    I will stop offering this at the end of the week since Christmas is right around the corner.!! ;-) Thanks, Sheila

Saturday, December 10, 2011


                                                               "SAFE ON FIRST!"

     Puppies just seem to be all legs. They run too fast and play hard. Our little guy went sliding under the bush and all I could do was yell.."SAFE!!"

     8" x 6" Golden Open Acrylics on RayMar canvas panel.  I am on my Fine Art America site offering prints and cards of this image as well as my other images

                                                                                                                           $125.00 plus S&H     

Thanks for looking in on my artwork. Tell you friends, new pieces almost daily.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


                                                             "THE MUSE MUSING"

     My Muse Sophie checking out my little garden.  A fun piece.  I planned on using a painting knife but I got the wrong one. No bend. Haha. Off to the art store tomorrow.

     This piece is on a 6" x 8" RayMar canvas panel and painted with Golden Open Acrylics. I'm excited since this is #2 of 2 paintings I did today. Haven't done that in a while and it felt good.

     The other painting is on my BLOG for Saving Labs.

     Special price on this painting...$75.00 plus S&H

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


                                                               "TUG O WAR"
  It's been awhile. Loosing Fergus took the wind out of our sails, but his gift of Ozzie has given us new life and new images to paint.  We just know Ozzie was hand picked by Fergus spirit. We see so much of him in Ozzie, of course, Ozzie's own sweet personality.
  Right now we seem to be in the terrible two's. Ozzie is 4 months and has suddenly become very independent. He tries often to demand his way only to find himself in his crate only to fall sound asleep when he gets there.  Who knew pups get over tired and cranky.

  This painting is Golden Open Acrylic 6" x 9" RayMar acid free board.  This tug o war games goes on every day between Sammy and Ozzie.  The poor sheep toy was torn to bits. It's un-stuffed now and just a shadow of it's former self. hahaha.