Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bruno's Story

Bruno is a young dog living outside of Chicago, IL.  He was abandoned as a very young puppy because of his physical disability - he was unable to use his back legs.  He was rescued and placed into a foster home where he has been able to receive intensive physical therapy, which has enabled him to regain some use of his back end.  Every day is a small victory for this baby, and even a day in the sunshine is a gift. 
I hope to auction this painting to support some of Bruno's therapy.  For more about Bruno, visit his Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/#!/BrunosStory
To participate in the auction that will help with his therapy, visit the auction page at Dailypaintworks:  http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/42630

Bruno thanks you!
Bruno in Sunshine
Acrylic on Canvas

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sarah's Chula

At 16 years young, this Lady is the Queen of her Domain, which consists of quite a few rescued cats and dogs.  Her quiet demeanor screamed at me to paint her!  So here she is!

Cattitude - Chula
Acrylic on Canvas Panel

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Horse Challenge!

I awoke early this Sunday morning to find that Carol Marine had posted a photo of a horse in a grassy field as the DPW Challenge photo for the week!  Imagine my delight!  And then the dilemma - stay true to the photo, or experiment?  I decided to stay close this time and use acrylics - I can always do another version!  Since I posted my version this morning, two more have posted with watercolor versions, which is what I want to try next.  Maybe later.  I have something else on my easel right now I need to finish!

Misty Morning
Acrylic on Canvas panel

Saturday, March 3, 2012

I've been long away...

It has been an incredibly hectic month since I last posted.  Very little painting got done, with the exception of this one post-Christmas commission.  Well, at least it got done.  I am not fond of painting from photos I didn't take myself.  I usually have to do a lot of manipulation with the contrast in order to see some of the details.  Such was the case with the reference photo for this painting.  Additionally, the eyes on both dogs were barely visible, and that's usually my favorite part to paint.  It's done, so now I need to move on to something new!
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas