I haven't done an art post in awhile so I thought I'd catch up with a few things I've been working on. As you know, I'm very fond of doing pet portraits and I've had a couple of lovely models to work with lately.
This is Sadie. Some blog readers may recognize her as Sarah's Sadie and she's a cutie. I wanted to do something for Sarah after sharing her lovely Quimper with me and the images of Sadie above and below came out of the brush. (And let me say, painting curly, light colored animals is a lot harder than it looks!)
My friend Judy's wonderful service dog left this earth after a lifetime as a therapy dog, making an impact on the tens of thousands of children and adults he visited over his lifetime.
The image above was matted. The one below was one side of Jack's sympathy card.
And this was the other. These were done from photos Judy had taken.
I started this piece last summer. Then life got busy and it was shelved until I found it unfinished in my watercolor pad. You'll recognize it as the Bird B&B outside my window.
Those of you who have followed The Marmelade Gypsy for a long while know that one of my "happy places" is Southern Exposure Herb Farm, where I've taken many crafty workshops with friends. There's a wonderful old car on the grounds and that became the subject of this painting.
There's more to come, as I recently participated in a series of free online workshops. But that's another story!