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Call for reference photos! 2017 Labrador Retriever watercolor calendar

promoIt is only the beginning of 2016 but I am looking for 2017 Labrador Retriever models.
It takes many months of planning and painting in between other projects so I like to get a head start on next year’s Labrador Retriever Calendar.
Click the link below for the details for submitting images for consideration. I will select 13 images to paint from that will be presented as the 2017 calendar.
*Please only submit images you have taken yourself.
2017 contest rules calendar

2016 Labrador Retriever Watercolor Calendar

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These collector calnedars make a perfect gift for the holidays. Order for all your lab lovin’ friends! A gift that can be enjoyed throughout the entire year.
Each calendar features 13 new original Labrador Retriever paintings that I created over the past year.


The 2016 Labrador Retriever watercolor calendar is here! This calendar is printed on premium heavyweight gloss card stock, is spiral bound and measures 8.5″x11″ when closed. You won’t want to throw this collector calendar away at the end of the year!
Each calendar is shipped in a crystal clear poly envelope ready for gift giving.
$24.95 each.
Every year, I donate a portion of the calendar profits to a Labrador Rescue group. This year’s donation recipient will be NOLA Labrador Retriever Rescue, a volunteer run, nonprofit (501c3) organization (ID# 27-3198157) in New Orleans, LA dedicated to placing Labrador Retrievers into approved, loving homes and promoting responsible pet ownership.
NOLA Lab Rescue Website
NOLA Lab Rescue Facebook pageQuantities are limited.
Calendars ship free US!
*As a bonus, if you order 4 or more calendars, I will tuck in a couple of my fine art greeting cards of my choosing with your order. (value $4.00 each)

The 2014 Labrador Retriever Watercolor calendar is here!

2014 Labrador Retriever Watercolor CalendarThe hardest part of putting together this calendar each year is choosing from all the photo reference submissions I receive of so many happy, loved, handsome, pretty, sweet, goofy Labs and narrowing down to just painting thirteen watercolors to represent what we all love so much about the breed.
I want to thank everyone who enthusiastically shared their photos with me in hopes that their pup would be chosen for next year’s calendar. I think this year, I received submissions from just about every state, a few from Canada and even some from England and Spain.
Some of you have been inquiring when I would be letting folks know who will be in the calendar and today is the day!
I will not be posting the final watercolors here as some who collect my calendar don’t like to see the paintings until they turn the page to the new month next year. Thumbnails of the paintings are viewable in my shop where they are available for purchase.

Shop Calendar

Okay, here it is!!! The Labs of 2014!

Layla loved by Risë Windell of University Place, Washington
Trapper loved by Janice MacDonald of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Annie and Oakley loved by Linda and Greg Thompson of Durango, Colorado
Echo loved by Sue Wickson of Harrison, Maine (photo credit/Katherine Wicksun)
Baxter Bear loved by Matty and Kelly Maher of Londonderry, New Hampshire
Bruce loved by Laural and Bart Carrillo of West Los Angeles, California
Beau and Thabiso rescued and loved by Allison Smith and Tom McManus of Athens, New York
Indy loved by Carolyn Tremer of Lafayette, Colorado
Buddy loved by Monnie Fishel of Summerville, South Carolina
Grizz, Jed and Jack loved by Jen and Dave Cordero of Black Forest, Colorado
Ike loved by Linda Surmacz of Elkton, Maryland
Boone and Mack loved by Dawn and Brian Sanel of Henniker, New Hampshire
Chelsie loved by Krista Hyme of Columbus, Ohio

This is a fun project that has challenged me creatively, forged new friendships and has helped raise funds to help Lab Rescue the past 3 years. This year a portion of each sale with be divided and donated to Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue and Save A Lab Rescue.

This year, all of the thirteen watercolors will be framed and displayed at Cask and Vine in Derry, New Hampshire for the month of October. This incredible place offers craft beers in rotation, a selection of small production  wine and delicious small plates in a fantastic environment. Owners Andy Day and Alana Wentworth ave invited me to display the calendar watercolors and I am thrilled to have a collection to exhibit. They are animal lovers and huge supporters of my work. I can’t wait!

“Flying Leap” wins Merit Award in “Great Outdoors” online Exhibit



This small acrylic painting “Flying Leap” 6″x6″ acrylic on panel is part of Canine Art Guild’s online summer exhibit “The Great Outdoors” was awarded the Merit Award by juror Sharon Will. This exhibit features artwork by CAG Members that represent dogs engaged in an activity and connecting with our wonderful outdoor world.

I always appreciate feedback from a juror when I have received a judge’s award, but it isn’t always provided. Here is what Sharon Will the juror for this show had to say:
This dog jumping into the water just makes you smile. We can’t see his face, but we know there’s a big grin on it. The bold brush strokes and splash of the tail brings even more action and energy to the piece. This strong composition is successful by its simplified shapes and values, as well as having a dominate color temperature; warm with cool accents.

The Canine Art Guild was established in March of 2006. Consisting of fine canine artists from around the world, it is quickly becoming the place to find quality canine art on the web. The CAG is a unique association – made up of artists of all levels, seeking to legitimize art depicting canines, and to build a community for each other and the public.
To learn more about the Canine Art Guild or take a peek at their online exhibits visit http://www.canineartguild.com/



“Strong Swimmer” a new watercolor/casein on panel

strong_swimmer_gallery_sold“Strong Swimmer”
6″x 6″ watercolor and casein on Aquabord panel. Finished with UV matte varnish.
This items ships free!
*copyright does not appear on original painting
This little painting of a chocolate lab doing what comes naturally would make a perfect gift for the chocolate lover in your life!