Thank you Dog Rescue News! What a nice surprise. "Only a genuine dog lover could portray dogs the way Nancy Schutt does. Colorful, playful and humorous, her paintings convey so much of the uniqueness and personality of each dog featured. I love color and I love expressionist style paintings that are not exact replicas. Nancy’s work makes me smile and connect with each dog . . . (more)
I received an order for five prints on canvas to decorate the waiting room of a veterinary clinic in New York. He said he'd been looking for dog art for three years, and when he found me he knew he found the art he'd been seeking. He chose the images he wanted and sent a photo of the waiting room with the three benches. I sketched the benches against the yellow wall and experimented with varying sizes of prints on the wall using the paintings he was interested in, and suggested that maybe he would consider three large canvas dog prints rather than five smaller.He settled upon the last image, three large canvas prints of dogs, and one cat.
Another painting I did years ago with New York City as a backdrop. This time it's the other huge landmark, Central Park, which provides the setting, and was a favorite spot for Buddy. Buddy's person said that at the time, take-out Chinese food and Cokes were the picnic items, and Buddy NEVER tried to get into the fare. He was only interested in the ball. The photo is a panorama shot I took last week when i was in NYC walking through Central Park. It highlights the use of artistic license in the painting!
Ivy and Sucia, a digital painting created on the iPad, soon to be an actual painting. Ivy, the black adolescent, is a Rhodesian Ridgeback/Yellow Lab mix from South Africa. Sucia is a Catahouia Hound rescue dog from New Orleans. Quite the duo. No one comes into this house without their permission. This painting was ordered as a wedding present but without enough time to create the actual painting before the big day. Since I can create a painting on the iPad in a couple of days, a print of the beloved pair was presented as the wedding gift with the painting to come later. Now time to get out to the studio and turn this into something made with brushes and canvas and paint that comes in jars.
Manny tries hard to be a good dog, but he's not real sure what that is.Manny was found wandering the streets of Wenatchee. The person who found him brought him to a shelter. Manny is 106 lbs and 8-10 years old and nobody wanted him, so his time was up. Somebody at the shelter (kill shelter) convinced PAWS to take him, which is where Nina and Dave found him. Nina says Manny is just a great dog. He is very loyal and follows them from room to room. He loves tennis balls and swimming in Lake Washington, after all, he is a Lab. He is looking forward to spending his senior years lounging by the fire and getting into any unattended food he can find.
I knew something was not quite right with the earlier version of the painting of the dog walking the train tracks, and yesterday when I was walking Pablo I saw the answer to my problem. The answer was Kate, a Yellow Lab that we passed on our stroll at Interlaken, who had such a fine wiggle as she walked, and was patient and kind to my temperamental Chihuahua, so I videoed her walking towards me with it in mind that she might be the solution to my painting problem. And she is. This is Kate, also know as "Katherine!", when she is distracted and not doing as told. Kate is well behaved, sweet as can be, ball crazy, and working on becoming a therapy dog.
Lisa e Brama are Brazilian. This is the message I received from their person, Sophia, who also speaks English!"The painting is thoroughly perfect, really wonderful!!! You captured their expressions very well! The colors of their hair, their eyes, their ears, so cute!! They look like the reality! I looooove the painting :)
Thank you again! Warm hugs,
And win a box of assorted Dog Art Greeting Cards!
Deer Santa.....All we want for Christmas is Peace, Love and Pawprints! Marjie Clark
Dogs love Holidays and Trucks! Carol H.
I like you but are you sure you can pull the sleigh??? Kate S.
We're over the top around here, all right- heads over tails. Teresa S.
Bless your bones this holiday season. Krista
HO, HO, HO........we're calling PETA! Sue W.
Yellow dog to blk dog, "just a few more minutes, keep smiling, we're sure to get a biscuit after this!" Inside card: May the holidays bring you lots of smiles! Wyler H.
We get a lot more cats during the holidays with disguises. Bob D.
The things we do for love. Tina L.
Faithful friends who are dear to us will be near to us once more. Teresa S.
Happy Holidays from two Happy Dogs with Happy Lives! Susan C.
Happy Holidays from our dogs to yours! Ron H.
FOR THE LOVE OF LABS
Even if you don't have a Lab, with their dedication ot service, desire to fulfill our every request, and goofy enthusiasm for whatever project is at hand, you gotta love 'em!