Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"Queenie and Wiley"

These are Ed's dogs. Queenie is part Queensland Heeler, really sweet, happy and drinks too much coffee. Ed thought Wiley looked like a coyote, hence his name. He's also known as Wi Lee. Queenie is a wild girl, loves everybody and can't get enough affection. Wiley was an abused rescue dog so he only recently let me pet him and I've known him for about four years. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


This is Jules' new pup River who is a chihuahua and dachshund mix. When she told me about him I thought he'd be pretty strange looking but he's quite a handsome lad and can't wait to meet him in person. He's part of my "H" piece being angelic. I used a brand of canvas that has a coarser texture than I am accustomed to. Because the voids in the weave are bigger I was having difficulty getting things defined but I like the softer look it creates.  Thanks to Russ for generously photographing this one too. Acrylic on canvas, 16" by 20".


This was an image I saw in a magazine and was part of a photo for an ad so I don't know who the dog is. I just liked the way the dog looked and wanted some painting practice. Friend Russ photographed this for me. Shooting art is quite difficult. Just a few of the problems are that colors shift, the texture of the canvas can create weird patterns and tiny highlights, and thick dark paint causes a shiny area, so he did an amazing job. Acrylic on canvas, 18" by 14".