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2014 Labrador Retriever Watercolor Calendar

2014 Labrador Retriever Watercolor CalendarJust a few weeks left of 2013 and just a handful of calendars left in my shop.
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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!

2014 Molly Poole Watercolor Labrador Retriever Calendar Call for Reference Photos Contest

mollypoole_2014calendarcalloutpinintIt is hard to believe it is already time to start planning for my 2014 Labrador Retriever watercolor calendar. This will be the fourth year creating this calendar and the second year I am inviting folks to share their favorite Lab photos with me. I must get going on this project if I plan on having in ready in time!
Last year, I was met with such an overwhelming response and hope this year will be just as exciting seeing all the wonderful submissions.
Just like last year, I will be choosing 13 photos from the submissions and paint 13 watercolors to appear in 2014’s calendar.
Each year, a portion of the calendar sales go to support Lab Rescue Organization of my choosing. In keeping with the theme of  “Show Me Your Labs Coast to Coast”, I have chosen to support both Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue and Save A Lab in 2014 with a percentage of the proceeds split between these two rescue groups.

The rules are pretty much the same with a few minor changes to ease the organization of email submissions.

To view and print contest information and guidelines

*Please only submit photos you have taken yourself, I cannot accept submissions of third party photographs, either amateur or professional.