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This Saturday, March 24th, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., we will have a Pet Portrait Painting Workshop for Kids (ages 7-13)  at the Blue Ridge Arts Council.  Each painter will paint from his own photo of his favorite pet.  For more information check out this page

To register contact kwalker@doubledogdesigns.com.

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This is Max Booe.

This is Max’s portrait.

This is Judi, Max’s mom after she received the gift of Max’s portrait from the friend who commissioned the painting.  She likes it.

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An interesting part of being a painter is the collection of reference photos that you accumulate.  We take pictures everywhere we go of just about everything you can imagine.  You never know when you will need it for painting.

I went to Monticello yesterday and took many lovely shots that someday may turn into paintings or parts of paintings.

 

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Golf, oil on canvas, 8″x10″, available for $145.

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   At the Young Artist classes over the last three weeks we have been working on a masterpiece!  Normally we paint an 8×10 or 9×12 painting each week.  But recently we worked on these large 16″x20″ paintings of a beach scene.  It’s good for them to paint large from time to time just to see what it’s like to cover a canvas that big and to have a nice large painting to enjoy.  Good job guys.  Keep up the good work.

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I spent some time yesterday evening working on ideas for the kids to paint at Art Camp this summer.  Check out info here for this summer’s schedule and photos from last summer. 

The three Matisse’s you see here are my copies of three of his paintings that we did in art camp or art classes last year.  I love Matisse so I am sure we will do others.

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Pooped Pups

Pooped pups just home from the cabin this morning.  They have been out there a hundred times and still have not learned to pace themselves!  🙂

 

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