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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

espn shoutout@!!!

we were on our way home from the IU game tonight...a beating of north carolina..and two friends emailed to say they'd heard danny dakich mention me and the painting i did of him..said it was hanging in his home - me...espn...double d...plus a huge win for the hoosiers...does it get any better???????

Thursday, November 22, 2012

great white way

so we just got back from watching the hoosiers play two games in brooklyn - the new barclays center is truly amazing!! great big and gorgeous! lt's full of good-looking food although we didn't eat there..however, we did have a couple of very expensive scotches!  we sat right beneath fish doing his radio thing and had some harrowing moments as the hoosiers had to go into overtime to pull out the championship! - great fun!  we taxied into manhatten sunday night for an overpriced meal at gallaghers..we needed to see it for the ambience and history...but then never ventured out of brooklyn again! - we had some wonderful walks and even better food! italian at Mulina, israeli at Miriam, authentic mexican at Rachael's, some great pastrami and beer at Bierkraft...i took lots and lots of pix...some cute little dogs..got to the airport plenty early yesterday, only to sit in a sweltering waiting area! - we did meet some nice folks..john and sharon martin do the marketing for the IU alumni magazine...and joe eke is one of the only photographers allowed to photograph the hoosiers..he's actually in the painting i did of christian's shot against kentucky! - small world!  and now it's on to thanksgiving!  thank heavens we're having ours on saturday to give me a bit of breathing room! - today is full of catching up around here - i finally cleaned all the art stuff off my dining room table so we can have a nice, normal-type thanksgiving feast...the only question remaining is whether our five grands want to have their own table or to sit with the adults...you never know with this group!!..

Friday, November 16, 2012

"Yorkie"

12x12 oil on gallery wrap
so here's another doggie...i took a few up my galleries in indy and i'm taking a few to the venue in bloomington and possibly have a few at our opening tonight at fifth street yoga.  we head to new york this weekend to watch the hoosiers play in a tourney...no painting for me for a while but i'll be taking lots of pix!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"Puggle"

6x6 oil on gallery wrap canvas
here's another in my long series - i have friends who own two puggles..i did a painting of the two of them for their new son's room...very cute and interesting-looking little guys, don't you think?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"Spaniel"

6x6 oil on canvas wrap
and yet another in my canine series...i really like this guy!  don't know where he'll end up but i hope he makes his way into a good home!!

jack russell

12x12
here's another in my doggie series...i have to decide where to put all these fellows!

Monday, November 12, 2012

"Boxer Puppy"...and i'm enzausted!!!!

8x8 oil on gallery wrap canvas
the last three days have been a whirlwind! - several master artists from the american impressionist society gathered in indy for a symposium...approximately 80 of us attended...lots of lectures, demos, panel discussions..long days and so much to process..i will post more about this event later...too much to do today!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

"Shaggy Dog" (bearded collie)

12x12 oil on gallery wrap
so here's yet another in my dog series...i have to say i am enzausted from 3 days of the AIS symposium in indy...i'll have lots more to say and post in the next days but i need to go to bed!

Friday, November 9, 2012

"Red"

6x6 oil on gallery wrap canvas
another of my doggy paintings..a reddish golden - reminds me of scooby, the red golden that lived next door..he belonged to the frenchies and they took him back to france with them..we secretly hoped they'd leave him with us!!...having a great time in my AIS symposium...soaking it all in - four demos tomorrow...can't wait!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

another doggy...

6x6 oil on  gallery wrap canvas
here's another doggy painting...oddly enough...this looks quite a bit like nels, our 11 year old golden... i think i've maybe painted 14 or 15 of these canine creatures...but today i did a small painting of onions..to replace the one that sold in indy..and i'm working on a large ballet piece..we're having an opening a week from tomorrow and i needed to get going on it..tomorrow i embark on an adventure..the AIS is having a three-day symposium in indy and i can not wait!!!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Windy day at the beach...SOLD

6x6 oil on canvas panel
this small painting is a favorite of mine..just sold through Simon's gift shop and gallery on st. simon's island, georgia.  

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"PUG" donation

6x6 oil on gallery wrap canvas
so this is another of my dog paintings...i decided to donate this, along with a couple prints, to a fund raiser to help an anderson police officer, marty dolworth, who was shot in the line of duty.  there's going to be a big wing-ding in pendleton this weekend which i heard about listening to danny dakich last week. i've been so busy...just found out i sold three paintings in georgia and i have a bid on my donation for the hurricane relief fund so that's great!! positive affirmations are working wonders in my life!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

"Golden at Rest"

6x6 oil on gallery wrap canvas
this is another of my doggie paintings..i have so much golden painting fodder right here in my own home..i should do a "golden" painting each and every day!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

"Jersey Shore Sunset" donation

8x6 oil on panel
so here's my donation for the daily paintworks fundraiser. anyone can donate a painting - you don't have to be a member of DPW to help.  some folks are donating more than one! - you just have to agree that all the proceeds - minus shipping - go to the charity of your choice.  i'm giving mine to the american red cross.  here's the url: http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Challenge/C0EB586C-7142-4c96-A589-DF9DC9BABA1A  these folks are really hurting and today, as i filled up my car with gas...no problem...i was reminded of the long gas lines and the cold weather moving in.  say some prayers and get your brushes out!!!

chocolate lab puppy

8x8 oil on gallery wrap canvas
so here's my next doggie...i kind of like this one...fun to paint!!  he's going to one of the galleries..unless someone snarfs him up first!