For Mother’s Day I was commissioned to paint a member of one of the most noble breeds of dogs. Known for their physical strength, protection instincts, courageousness, and extreme family loyalty, this breed's many great acts of heroism have made them near-legendary.
Also, they are pretty good-looking.
What IS this intrepid breed you ask?
Allow me to introduce Marley.
I started this portrait when I was six. Or at least it feels like I did. This young lady has been hanging out in various places around my house and in various stages of finish for the last three months, as I, well, procrastinated.*
You see this dachshund is a trouble-maker. At least that's what her dog-mom says. I was aware of her ferocious disregard for the lives of her squeaky-toys, but...
In this post you’ll find the finished version of the painting that I shared with you awhile back. Some guessed that the dog was a Husky (good guess, given how the painting looked)—but the dog is actually an AMERICAN ESKIMO!
This painting took several months of on and off work, mostly because the reference photo was not high-resolution, and because I had no idea what ...
I have been spinning my wheels lately. While I have not, in fact, been stuck in the snow (which is thankfully finally MELTING)I have been unable to get going on any art projects despite having several commissions on my easel.
Part of the reason is this:
Yes, that's right, I have art supplies in my fridge. Not so much to keep them fresh, as to make use of some much-needed space in my hous...
Have you ever tried something new to get yourself out of a slump and kick-start something about your life? Taking up a new activity? Joining a new group? Researching a new interest?
Did it work? I’d love to hear your story!
As always, if you don’t have time to read this, just scroll down and look at the pictures!
Recently I’ve been in a painting slump. The reasons for this are many...