I know I said I would post a picture of the painting of 3 dogs and a cat when it was completed. Well the painting was completed but for some crazy reason I cannot locate the picture I shot of the painting. So instead I am posting a photo of another commissioned painting I painted in watercolor of Talua and Lloyd III.
These two beautiful dogs are service dogs. Talua was the first and next came Lloyd III. The owner of these two beauties wanted them painted with their favorite toy.
I was so happy to do this painting for her! And to share with you all!
I am currently working on a commissioned painting of 3 different types of dogs and a cat. It has been a challenge so far. Not so much painting the animals, but painting the setting that was requested. I am working it out slowly and it will get done.
I love animals and painting them, but sometimes I get some really different requests for backgrounds. In the process though I am learning a lot, not only about what I am painting but also about myself as an artist.
I do this because it makes me happy to make others happy! And knowing that these were all rescue animals makes me happier!
And when it’s finished I will post it so you can see for yourself.
Wow, it’s been a really busy season!! Sorry I have not posted anything for awhile, but January, February, and March are busy months for Florida artists! This is snowbird season and a lot of exhibits and art workshops take place while all the traffic is here!
I just finished a one day portrait workshop, a one week pastel/oil painting workshop with Albert Handell, and a two day pastel/oil workshop with Vianna Szabo! And I am exhibiting my art in a number of different venues here.
So now I will start painting regularly again! (Hopefully)
Check back soon to see my posts!
Addi, my friends Rottie, they found had bone cancer and had to have her front leg removed. She is home now and doing quite well on three legs. She is however receiving chemo treatments regularly for the cancer. I pray all goes well for her. She is a young and beautiful dog with so much energy. After losing my own dog, I would hate to see my friends go through that too.
Here is a pastel painting of Addi that I am working on.
Today is the start of a new year and hopefully the days will get easier as time goes without my sidekick, Mercury!
I mourned his loss, and now am trying to celebrate the wonderful years I had with him. So many memories and wonderful tales to tell.
I try to picture him at his happiest, running free through the woods and fields near our house. And hopefully that will help get me through the days ahead.
Losing a pet is like losing a family member. 12 years of day to day contact and dependence on each other.
I never thought there were really sounds in silence as much as I know there are today. Yesterday I lost my best friend, Mercury.
The house is quiet as I awake this morning, but for some reason I thought I could hear the sound of his flapping ears. When he woke in the morning the first thing he did was shake his head and flap those long ears of his. My alarm clock.
It is eerily foggy this morning on the bay and so quiet but in the distance a dog barks. Unseen it sounds like Mercury. Could it be?
In the silence of the night I will miss the tapping of his nails hitting the floor as he comes in and out of my bedroom checking on me to make sure I am still there and that I am alright.
The sounds of him breathing, snoring, and letting out little yips as he dreams lying on one end of the sofa I am sure will be heard by me.
In the sounds of silence for many days to come, I am sure I will hear my best friend as he makes his way prancing, as he did, over the Rainbow Bridge.
The quiet echoes of your soul will always be forever in the Sounds of Silence.