Monday, January 31, 2011

My Own Jack Russell

To my bulldog and sheepdog paintings, I've added a Jack Russell.  It was a learning process for sure.  I liked the head and profile of one dog picture, and the coat and coloring of another.  So, I thought I'd just combine them.  Very much easier said than done.  I almost gave up on it.  But I was determined not to waste the canvas.  So I reworked it, and by golly.. I like him now.  Without further ado.. here he is.
I've had the other two dog paintings made into 8 x 10 prints.  I'll do the same for "Jack" when I find out how well received the other two are.  I added them to Rhoadworks on Etsy today.  I'll be thrilled if they sell.  
Wish me luck.. Thanks for looking.   

Friday, January 21, 2011

Painting with a Brush!

Just thought I'd check it already January 21st!!  In my last post I mentioned that I love to work on dogs.  Well, most of that has been via computer.  I do love "painting" with my new electronic pen.
But, guess what, I can paint with a real brush too.  I got out a bunch of acrylic paints that I've had stashed away, along with a few canvases.
Here are the results. 
 Now my personal task is turning these paintings into viable prints that I can hopefully sell on my site.  I'm learning the process as I go.  I've had copies made.  But realize I need to have them copied onto "good" paper. 
I can't wait to Paint some more puppies!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Year..Some New Dogs

Happy New Year.  My New Year came in very quietly.  In fact it was so boring, I won't even bore you with it.  The next morning I remembered that a customer had asked me before Christmas, to do a Yellow Lab design.  I had promised that I'd start it after the holidays.  So, I started on the design. 
You have to know that I LOVE working on new designs, especially my dogs.  For me it's a guilty pleasure to sit and devote all my time to using my computer pen and drawing.  I feel like I should be doing something more important, like the laundry, or cleaning house.  But I do occasionally give myself permission to block everything else out and draw.
The result was not only a neat looking Yellow Lab, but also a Black Lab.  I like the way they turned out.  And the Yellow Lab design got more hits on my site in one hour than some have gotten in one week.  I'm hoping that results in some sales.  In any case I'm glad everyone seems to like it. 
Now that my drawing is done, it's time to get busy with the laundry and the house cleaning. While I'm doing that, you can look at my new dogs.  Happy New Year!