Sunday, December 18, 2005
I haven't posted in a while. I have been busy with holiday shopping and spending time with my family. I want to express my many thanks to my customers on ebay and cafepress. You are the ones that keep me painting and creating. I appreciate your support of my artwork! I appreciate every kind email and positive feedback I receive. I want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and many happy wishes for the new year!
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Another new painting on ebay, I finished this one yesterday afternoon. It's a pembroke welsh corgi who is a little impatient for his gift at christmas. Maybe It's a new hedgie or a greenie. Pembrokes have a cute little "bunny butt" because they just have a little bump of a tail and look so fluffy!This one's details took me a while to paint. It takes me many hours to finish one painting. So many in fact that usually I lose track of actually how much time I dedicated to each piece. In guessing, I would say this took me at least six hours or more. That I think is my normal time frame for most work. I have done a few that took over 8 hours.I can never finish a painting in one day at one sitting, so the time is spread out over more than one day. I have kids,husband,dogs,cats, and yucky housework to attend to. I would rather just paint.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
I have been really busy!I have painted some corgi holiday ornaments. They are all handpainted. I also just finished this christmas corgi painting called "Can I Help?" It is a little corgi wanting to help decorate the tree for the holidays. This one was fun, and I liked the way It came out. I have uploaded that design to Cafepress for holiday cards and gifts. I will be trying to paint as much as I can for ebay auctions and cafepress, in between husband, kids, dogs, and unforceseen circumstances. 8) I hope you check them out! It's the beginning of the holiday season!!!
Friday, October 28, 2005
I just finished this commissioned piece of a "Van Gogh" themed painting with a fluffy corgi. It's an 11 X 14.This painting was fun but a little challenging because I had never painted a fluffy before. This photo was taken with a digital camera, so the lighting and colors aren't so great. My scanner is too small.
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Here is the finished painting. Oh what a difference a little paint makes. First I painted in the background, and the mouth and eyes. I added a layer of paint to the corgi and then shaded it. I add the snowflakes and he's done. A happy smiling corgi like all corgis should be!
Thursday, October 20, 2005
I thought It might be cool to show how I first start my paintings. I first draw the image on the canvas with pencil. It takes a while to get it right. Then I can start to paint it. I paint the background first, then the eyes (the hardest part) and then the rest of the pup. Here we have the beginnings of my latest the red and white pem.
Next~the finished result..
I found some more of the 10" X 10" canvases. I love them! They are harder for me to get. They are perfect for the doggie faces. I am starting another in the "winter doggie" series. It is a red and white Pembroke welsh corgi, with some snow of course. I think in this one I will include a wee snowman in the background. I am off to have some fun! I'll Be back to update!
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Here's the corgi pup and stuffed bunny painting. I call It "Are You My Brother?" I painted this from a great reference photo that was sent to me from a corgi owner. Her puppy is very photogenic. Or should I say paintogenic? That isn't even a word.
I will be listing this on ebay tommorrow.
I really am starting the corgi pup with the stuffed rabbit painting today.
I have him all drawn out on canvas. He's just waiting to come alive with paint!
Friday, October 14, 2005
Thursday, October 13, 2005
I decided to paint a different dog breed today. My daughter's favorite breed is the pug.This is second in a series. I thought I would do a little series of winter doggie paintings. I will do another, but haven't decided what the breed will be. This is listed on ebay. I am including these other breeds in my Spotted Dog Art store on CafePress. That store features all breed doggie gifts. These are fun to create, and I really like painting on the heavy box-like canvases. I like the finished look of them. Thinking of the next breed...what will It be? "Tasting Snowflakes Pug" 10 X 10
Monday, October 10, 2005
I finished the corgi and the snowflakes. I call It "Tasting Snowflakes." I listed It on ebay and It is now on Cafepress, ready to be put on shirts and gifts. I think this one is a good one for the up coming holidays. Tiles, cards, and other items for special corgi lovers. This one was fun, and took me a while because It has a lot of detail. I tried to make the corgi as real looking as I could. This is hard for me since I have had no formal training and I am considered a "self Taught" artist.I guess It is labeled as "realism" even though I don't like labels, don't understand all their meanings, and just love to paint. I learn as I go, hoping to steadily improve. I would love to be able to paint portraits of people, but I have never been able to draw a person, so animals it is. I would love to paint a abstract.I paint mostly realism, so abstracts are REALLY hard for me to do. I try, and the finished product looks like mud. Abstracts may look easy to some, like paint just thrown all over.Believe me it's harder than It looks, and I'll pass. I have another painting in my head of a corgi and a stuffed rabbit...I think I will start that one now. I'll be back to update!
Saturday, October 08, 2005
Friday, October 07, 2005
I finished this this morning. It is acrylic on 8 X 10 canvas.
Two pembroke welsh corgis comparing bunny butts.
I wanted to create a humourous painting with two smiling corgis.
I am listing this on ebay and will soon list this on cafepress as one of my original doggie designs. This painting was based on a reference photo that his owner was nice enough to send me. I am always looking for corgi models to paint, so If you would like to send me some of your beautiful corgi, please do so! I can't use them all but If I do paint them, I will send you a scan of the finished painting.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
I offer original acrylic paintings of dogs (mostly featuring pembroke welsh corgis, but sometimes do offer other breeds) on ebay weekly. I am a stay at home mom and find that painting is a terrific stress reliever and creative outlet.
If you are interested in a commission, you can email me at Bizkitt@msn.com I am open to hearing your ideas for a personal painting as a tribute to your pet, or just a fun portrait of your doggie.
Please visit the links on the right of this page to view my personal studio website and Cafepress stores. Unique original art and doggie gifts and items.