Monday, January 24, 2011

Winter Friends


WINTER FRIENDS - 2.5 x 2.5 Watercolor

Isn't this a great little piece? Every winter the ducks and the mute swans are visitors to the southwest coast of British Columbia and when I was over to Victoria for New Years I was very fortunate to see them. It was a sunny day at the lagoon and lots of people were out to see them and feed them so it was easy to get some great pictures. I was so excited at seeing these big birds that I immediate made some plans for a series on the swans/ducks which you will see in my next few posts. I can hardly wait to get on with the next one.
On another note, I had my first Marketing workshop in my studio and it was a great day for all of us. Everyone left feeling inspired and ready with new plans for 2011. It is amazing the synergy that is produced when you spend a day with a focus group. I have one more Marketing workshop planned in February and it is already shaping up to be a good group.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Justin


JUSTIN - 5 x 6.5 SOLD

Justin is one of the commissions that I completed for Christmas and I just had to share him with you as I think he is fabulous. (Okay, I am prejudice but my client thought he was good too!!) We settled on this rather off beat image which I cropped for the portrait. The end results turned out to be quite effective full of life and character. The owner really felt that Justin's personally was captured in the drawing. He was so pleased he ordered Christmas cards with Justin's portrait which he promptly took to family and friends in London. Not every picture goes international so quickly!!
I have a new show coming up in March, A Walk on the Wild Side or Not which I will be presenting with another artist Margaret Mah. I am starting to put that together so I will share some of those pictures with you in the coming posts.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Many Faces of Sierra

Daddy's Girl - 5 x 6.5 - SOLD
Happy New Year – The first blog of the year so I wanted it to be special!
Sierra was one of my Christmas commissions and now that the secret is out I can share the pictures with you. Sierra is a beautiful little Pomeranian Tibetan Spaniel cross. She is the cutest thing with wonderful colouring and smart as a whip. She is only 6 months old but you can really get an idea of what a great adult dog she will be. The commission was to create 3 separate images of her that would fit in 8 x 10 frames and could be hung as a grouping.
Who Me? - 5 x 6.5 - SOLD
The picture "Daddy's Girl" is when she was only 2 months, "Who Me?" was when she was about 4 months and "The Sweetheart" is about 6 months. Needless to say everyone was very pleased with the results and they were a real surprise at Christmas.

The Sweetheart - 5 x 6.5 - SOLD