Darkened the left side of the background and worked on the whippet laying down today. Here are the pictures. You may notice a lot of difference in the colors of the photos I have taken and that some are a little softer focus. That is because I am taking them in the natural light of the studio at different times of the day. I have adjusted the color on my computer some but it is not as accurate as it could be. When I am finished, I will take the photo outdoors in optimal light'
Finally got a chance to spend some time working on this painting, what with the busy holidays. So today I worked on the dogs more as well as the carpet. Getting closer to the finish! I have no plans for tomorrow except painting more so check in tomorrow for another update.
There is so much going on with the holidays, I am not getting as much painting time in as I would like. I worked on the carpet two days in a row, hated it and painted it over to try again. It is an oriental type rug so is proving difficult to paint. Today, though, I worked on the dog in the chair.
Since I can't post any of the Christmas commissions I am working on (don't want to ruin any surprises), I will post one I am working on for myself. This is a large (22 x 28") oil on linen canvas. None of it is finished yet, except perhaps the crystal ball. All the rest is in various stages of painting. The three whippets will be the last to be painted. The photo shows it as it sits on my easel in my studio.
Three new paintings, the top one is Summer Morning Whippet, 18 x 24" oil on canvas. The next is a 9 x 12" oil on panel done plein air a few weeks ago before the beautiful autumn leaves were all gone, A View of the Pond. And last is also 9 x 12" oil on panel, Afterglow. We had spectacular color in the sky one evening and this was a view behind my house just after the sun went down. The orange sky drenched everything in color.
I am an artist working in watercolor and oils. My specialty is dogs, but I also paint other types of animals, landscapes or just whatever appeals to me. I have exhibited in juried shows where I have won numerous awards. My new studio space was completed in Feb. 2007 and I look forward everyday to working on my art, learning, growing and sharing my gift with others.
My other love, which is intertwined with my art, is dogs, breeding and showing whippets. This is just the greatest breed and I have been "in" whippets for over 21 years now. My kennel prefix is Sowagla and I have bred and finished a number of my own dogs. My focus is on beauty, correct breed type and sound in mind and body.