Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another Tiny Cat


Original ACEO 3.5"x2.5" Watercolor on WC paper

I enjoyed painting little Patches so much, I thought I'd give her a partner.
Here is "Stripes" :-)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Brush in Hand

Original ACEO 3.5"x2.5" Watercolor on WC paper

I am posting a little ACEO today, imaginatively titled "Patches" (how can it be anything else??) This is about as much as I have achieved thus far, it's cute :-)
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Many thanks to all who posted me with their well wishes during my break. It was great to hear from you. My hand surgery went beautifully and I was able to start drawing for limited amounts of time just 2 days after the operation.
One down, one more to go! I will be getting the left hand done in February.

For any other carpal tunnel sufferers out there, I eagerly recommend this surgery. Other than the slight soreness and stiffness that comes with the surgery, I have not had any CT symptoms.
If you would like to know more about the procedure I got, or my surgeon, please do not hesitate to contact me at and we can chat :-D

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Right Handed Hiccup

A quick post before I leave this morning...

I am going to have surgery done on my right hand to alleviate case of severe carpel tunnel. While I have a great doctor and the recovery time is supposed to be fairly quick, I won't be posting any new artwork for the next week. 
However, if I get ambitious, I may try to do something using my left hand, and post that, just to give you all a chuckle.

So all you artists out there, do an extra sketch for me this week! :-D

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Another Entry

A Regal Grace
8.5" x 6" watercolor on WC board

I finally decided to go ahead and enter this as my second painting for the Art Show at the Dog Show. My main concern all along was that people might view this piece as just a nice boxer portrait...
In the end, however, I felt it had enough presence to be more than just a portrait and entered it along side "Heart and Soul".
This painting will be for sale in the future, depending on whether or not it is accepted. If you are interested in A Regal Grace, please email me, so I can keep you in mind regarding it's availability.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Heart and Soul

"Heart and Soul"
6.5" x 8.25" watercolor on paper,
We saw this wonderful pair of shelties during a dog show last summer and my husband quickly snapped a picture of them. I have done them up in watercolour and have titled it "Heart and Soul" which reflects the closeness this pair share, the mirror-like quality of the pose and a symbol (of sorts) that I saw while painting and strengthened it just a bit, so it stayed fairly sutble. Can you see it?

This will go on to the Art Show at the Dog Show, hopefully be juried in, and we'll see what happens after that. It will be for sale at some point. If you are interested, please email me, so I can keep you in mind regarding its availability.

I am still pondering whether or not the second entry will be sent off...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Painting Countdown

Work In Progress: 'Art Show at the Dog Show'

Well, the New Year has certainly started off with a bang!
I got my entry off to the Louisiana State University Animals in Art Show and and finishing up my last entry for the Art Show at the Dog Show. We artists know about the deadlines far in advance, but somehow most of us end up painting as close to the deadline as we can...maybe it spurs on our creative juices??
A peek at one of my entries "in progress" is shown above. I will get a photo of the finished piece taken this weekend and post it then.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Another Commission

Commissioned Portrait • 5"x 7" coloured pencil/watercolor

Nothing too exciting to show from the easel yet, so here is another Christmas commission; RAMBO is a very handsome little pug. The final portrait is shown above and original sketches are shown below.
This fellow had so much personality going for him that I did a number of poses from the client's reference shots!