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Archive for January, 2011

 Beagle is an acrylic, 12″x12″ on canvas.  Another in the dog series that I’m doing for the upcoming show.  I’ll be posting more all week.

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Fun Weekend with Max!

Just got back from a fun weekend at the cabin with one of my painting buddies, Susan, and her latest addition, Max.  He was rescued from our shelter by Susan’s family.  Aren’t they lucky???!!!!

Jed and Lincoln and Max all got along great.  But it was Lincoln that Max enjoyed playing with most.

Thanks Susan for rescuing this great little guy.  He’s going to be a wonderful addition to  your family.

A Pile of Pups!!! 

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Mama

Today would have been my mom’s 69th birthday.  We lost her in 1994 of cancer at the young age of 52.

She was a beautiful person.

You can see by the teddy bears on her shirt in this photo that she loved kids and was a kindergarten teacher.  She loved it!

I recently went through old photos and scanned a bunch of them (thanks Carol for the scanner!).  So I decided to post several of Mama today, hopefully in chronological order.

She was a wonderful pianist and taught kids after school.

Here are some other photos of her over the years, most with family members, including me.

I miss her everyday!

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Papillion is an acrylic on canvas measuring 12″x12″.  SOLD! This is the third in the series of dog paintings that I am working on for the upcoming show.  This one reminds me of our friend Sammy that we see when we walk around the neighborhood.  He loves my dogs so much that if we don’t stop and visit with him he will tunnel under the fence and follow us!

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Mia with The Chevy.  She made this special gift for her dad in a private lesson yesterday afternoon.  Didn’t she do a fantastic job? 

She later told me she didn’t think she could do it.  And I told her that the thing that stops most people from succeeding in art is fear.  Don’t be afraid to try.  The only thing you do wrong is to not try! 

Good job Mia!!!

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White Pup is the second in the new series that I am painting for the upcoming show.  It is an acrylic on canvas measuring 12″x12″.  This is the start.

 

 Progress.

 

 White Pup completed!

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Very soon I will be asking for you all to help us as we move into the final phase of the dog park project.  We need to raise money!  Surprise, surprise.  The good news is that everything is in place and we should have a park by the end of the year. 

This watercolor painting is one I did several years ago when we kicked off the Dog Park project.  I will be painting more dogs shortly for a show that will feature dogs and help draw attention to the project.  Please stay tuned and if you can help we would really appreciate it.

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