Meet Jodi and Moose, sisters for brothers. The family got Jodi and Moose as pups so each son could have their own dog. They would like a studio painting of the, now quite large, sister dogs. I start a studio painting with an iPad sketch of the proposed painting. It's not meant to be a finished painting for printing on canvas, but rather a mock up for a studio painting created with brushes and paint on canvas. I do create digital paintings for printing on canvas, but they have more detail and a more finished look to them. With this painting, that will happen in the studio.
I finally edited the video of a presentation I did last year as a "Pecha Kucha", a style of presentation where each presenter is given 6 minutes to show 20 slides for 20 seconds each. The presenter has no control of the slideshow. It was tricky! The topic was "Kitsch- Bad Art Gone Good", link below to youtube vid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=557plP37R24
Back to Seattle from a trip in the unbelievably gorgeous San Juan mountains in Colorado with my dad, sis, and niece. Had a ball!This is one of my first dog paintings, of my sister's Golden Retriever, Zeb, named after Zebulon Pike, explorer for whom Pike's Peak in Colorado is named. We didn't visit Pike's Peak, but other peaks which I think were impressive, remote, and beautiful. Zeb is no longer of this world, unless he has reincarnated in some other form. He was a very good dog- gentle, spirited, a ball freak and a bit goofy. We still miss him.
I have donated to nine organizations in the last few months, and received the latest thank you from the Golden Retriever Foundation, located in Omaha, Nebraska, for the annual fundraiser at Purina Farms in St. Louis. I received a card featuring a pencil sketch by artist Kathy Hagerman, and a sweet thank you: "Thank you Nancy for your very generous donation to the Golden Retriever Art Auction. The auction raised over $106,000. Everyone loved your work! and we hope to feature it again next year. JL."
Other organizations to which I have donated this year: Moore Humane Society- NC
Greyhound Rescue of the Bluegrass- KY
Southern Nevada Beagle Rescue Foundation- NV
Salt Lake Animal Shelter- UT
Pit Bull Rescue Central- National Organization
Poochapalooza- Marysville, WA
National Mill Dog Rescue- CO
Mastiff Rescue- TX