All dogs go to heaven #43 11 by 13 inches Watercolor on handmade paper $80.00

This paper is a bit difficult to paint on using some of the standard techniques of resist or scrubbing.  Its beautiful paper with lots of character and very thick.   Once its wet it becomes blotter paper and can tear if not treated with a bit of respect.

I used some iridescent paint on this one.  This paint has a bit of a sparkle to it but usually it can be very discreet and only when light hits the paint a certain way does it reflect back.

All dogs go to heaven #21 4 X6 inch water color on 300 lb paper $30.00

This painting is  actually slightly lighter than it’s shown here.  If you are interested in purchasing this great little painting, I would be happy to take a better picture. Also… You should know that you can easily find lots of really nice inexpensive frames with a mat included for these small paintings because 4 by 6 is usually the same size as a standard photograph.   A good idea for small paintings is to form a grouping.  Sometimes a small painting can’t carry off a larger wall space but several small paintings can. Put together a few paintings to form a small grouping..  say three and space them in a way that is pleasing to you.  You’ll be surprised how great they look in the nooks and crannies of your home.  I even have several small paintings behind the bathroom door hanging on the wall… you do not see them( till your a captive audience if you know what I mean) closes the door and these paintings never fail to get great comments.  

“All dogs go to Heaven” # 8 Conte crayon on paper

This drawing is part of a series… These three dogs are always looking out to the horizon and I think they have many fine moments of just ” being dogs, and this is just one of them.

$50.00  plus $5.5  for postage and packaging.

11 by 14 inches……  for those that do not know what a conte crayon is… its very similar to a soft pastel stick.  You will need to frame this piece under glass.

Chinese Crested Puppy

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This is the latest puppy in the family, not mine but my daughter’s.. Its 12 weeks old and its a sandy colored palomino Chinese Creasted, It is hairless and lots of fun! I’m babysitting him for the evening and had to take a picture. With these little dogs, ( 2 pounds) you love them or hate them. I must say, his sweet disposition and happy go lucky spirit makes its difficult for anyone to not love Romeo.

You should see him play with my 90 lb lab puppy Sugar!

Fast Moving Koi

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8 by 8 sold To Marnie in Texas, Thank You

I ‘ve been getting our pool ready by getting the gate repaired, painting the fence and ordering new signs. Any day now people will be calling me because they want to lay out. Unfortunately the water looks like pond water. It isn’t too inviting to look at. Now if it were a Koi pond, I’d be right out there. I don’t lay out any more just because it seems my skin only wants to freckle ….Hey are those age spots? Ya think? Man, a girl can’t get a break.

I’ve been studying sail boats because I want to paint a scooner, if you have any good photos, let me know… I was down at the Marina today ( in Tega Cay) but of course all the sailboats are more like Dingys.

Spring Koi

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6 by 6 watercolor on gessoed masonite $40.00   www.dailypainters.com for pay pal link

I wish I knew how to say no. Lately, I’ve had lots of people asking me for things, big and small… like teach a class at the local high school, hang a show in the fall, chair another art group, write a magazine article, loan them some money for beer, mentor college fine art student for thesis project, assist national artist for their workshop in Charlotte, attend grand opening meeting. This are only the requests for the last week or two.

Now, one of these may stick out as a little different than the rest, sure its easy to spot, its the beer money. I guess I look like the type that will not dismiss them and will at least be nice when I say no if I do say no. Of course I have not been able to say no to any of these folks. Not just the person who comes to me for my spare change but all the others. This is why I tend to rush from one thing to the next. So,…..this year is my year to say no. I’m going to try to cherry pick these tasks and figure out which ones I really enjoy and which one are helping others. I do believe in providing service to others and volunteer to several groups now. The problem comes in when one groups hears you do something for free and they want in on it.

Now that I have written this plan down, I hope I can stick to this plan, I’ll still do things for others and yes I’ll still give my change to people who are down on their luck, (no,don’t write me for money, see I’ve already started))but I won’t say yes to everything that is asked of me.

My little Pony

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This is a graphite drawing. 9 by 12 30.00 Lots of folks don’t know this but a horses eye has a capsule shape pupil.  My daughter used to love horses and of course we had to buy her a white one. She loved it and named it Rosie.  Her pedigree name was “Ta Sterling Rose” because she seem to have a lavender caste to her coat and resembled a lavender rose.   But that was a bit too hoytie toytie for us so we shorten it down to Rosie.  Amy was in 4H for a few years with her horse and believe it or not, goats. Yes I said goats, she raised a baby goat, had it bred and even sold it at market, which is a requirement.  Of course after horses….boys came next and bye bye horse.