Cooling the dogs

Moby has been sacked out all day after a warm morning walk. A friend suggested giving him his own pool to play in. Duh! Why hadn’t my brain clicked into this great cooling technique??? I pulled out something close to a pool, a largish bin used for some of my projects. It did the trick.Continue reading “Cooling the dogs”

Filling in the page

Last night I was too tired and hot to even consider picking up a pencil. My day had been filled with more time in Eugene working on the house. Dinner didn’t even come together until after 9pm, but those pesto turkey burgers were yummy! Moby’s next image came this morning as I worked on myContinue reading “Filling in the page”

Dog sketch

Slowly I’ve started to incorporate more of the dogs head into the sketch, trying to figure out how the snout works in relation to the eyes and then moving into the ear zone. It still has a way to go, but that’s fine. More practice to come.  Maybe next week I’ll branch out into dogContinue reading “Dog sketch”

Another Eye

Another Moby dog eye sketch from last night. I spent the day cleaning and disassembling my dad’s work room and made some serious progress. His studio space and my sister’s old room are empty! (For those who don’t know me, I’m in the process of clearing out my parents house after their deaths) Last nightContinue reading “Another Eye”

Moby’s Eye

I’m probably going to bore you guys to tears with the dog eye images. Eyes have always been of interest to me and it seems like doing sketches will help with something down the line. Since Mr Moby is always available, he will be my main subject.  For this image, I was waiting around forContinue reading “Moby’s Eye”

Fireworks & Burning

Last night, while others were out enjoying fireworks and merriment of our country’s independence, I spent it holding my dogs “paw” while he struggled through over two hours of explosions. In hindsight, I should have requested drugs from the vet well before that night. Not everyone in our surrounding area shoots off fireworks. You neverContinue reading “Fireworks & Burning”

Dog print show: final week

The dogs will be returning home after a month on view at The Arts Center of Corvallis. Their final day is Saturday May 25, noon to 5pm. If you do make it in, please make sure to visit BOTH gallery spaces (yes, they are split between two areas). Wander into the back office/staff space toContinue reading “Dog print show: final week”

Working through problems

Sleeping dog in sun.  Feet and body in shadows. Warm daylight. I’m amazed the grainy texture is slowly disappearing as new colors are scraped over the top. The image becomes more resolved as it moves along, an interesting process to witness. My cousin recently commented “for someone who claims not to paint, it’s awfully painterly!”Continue reading “Working through problems”

Completing 7 colors

Whew! The past 4 days have been filled with one print and I think I can proclaim it finished. One more checked off the list of 12. Here are the final 3 colors. So close! And the finished image… This finished image is 6″x6″. 8 colors total (including the white of the paper). Rives BFKContinue reading “Completing 7 colors”