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Beach Boys Series, a Father’s Day Gift

Beach Boys Series“Beach Boys” small works.
As you probably know, I mostly paint dogs, sometimes a cat or a horse or a few cows. Occasionally, a person joins the scene. A horse with an owner, a child hugging their favorite dog pal. So when presented with an opportunity to paint a series of 3 adorable brothers playing at the beach, I was excited to take on the challenge and take a bit of a step outside my comfort zone.
These small 6×6 acrylic  works are being gifted  for the boys father for Father’s Day.
I am so glad to be part of this project to present such a unique and special gift to a very special Dad today.

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New Water Artworks

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Sunkist 10″ square watercolor framed to 24″ square driftwood frame

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Spin Cycle 12″x16″ watercolor framed to 24″x30″ driftwood frame

 

Continuing with my water and Labrador Retriever themed works this past week, I created these new watercolor and gouache artworks on paper.
These works are framed with handcrafted frames made from salvaged driftwood collected from the salt marshes of South Carolina by artisan/craftsman Jim Lavalley from Charleston, South Carolina. His reclaimed wood company makes frames from anything from  antique pianos to salvaging washed up boats. You can find his work here on his “Old Like New” etsy shop.

The weathered frames are a perfect compliment to my water dog works. They will be on display soon locally. More information to follow.

*Thank you to Erin Furman and Katie Dinning for providing refererence photos for these new works.

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A new look to my website

It has been on my to-do list to get around to cleaning up and reorganizing my website for at least a year now and finally I have gotten around to it…got the Spring cleaning bug.

My site was just getting too cluttered and busy for my liking and for ease of navigation.

The only thing missing now is images of my artworks. I don’t want to keep the site in maintenance mode any longer than I have to, so please bear with me while I reorganize my portfolio  and add back images of my current work and old favorites. It will take me a few days to complete.

Thank you!

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1000 Dog Portraits

http://www.amazon.com/000-Dog-Portraits-People-Series/dp/1592539017

1000 Dog PortraitsI honestly had long forgotten submissions that I made a year ago answering a call out to dog artists to be considered for a book on modern dog portraiture.
Hadn’t given it another thought about it again until I got some good news yesterday!
Six of my Labrador Retriever paintings are included Rockport Publishers’ new book 1,000 Dog Portraits by Robynne Raye!

1,000 Dog Portraits showcases a compilation of quirky, fun, fanatical illustrations, paintings, and drawings from artists around the globe.

I am thrilled to be included and I can’t wait to get my hands on my copy.
The book is available for pre-order if you are a collector of dog related books like I am.

#1000Dogs

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“Paws and Claws for a Cause”

pawsclaws“Paws and Claws for a Cause”
Sullivan Framing & Fine Art Gallery
Bedford, New Hampshire
April- June, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday, April 10 7-9pm

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