|Day # 3 Gidget|
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
This is a very special and sad painting. It's a painting of my friend Gillian Bryce's Gidget.
I woke up on Friday morning with a painting in mind for day #3 and that lasted until i saw a post from Gillian telling of her pups death. I painted her 3 pups already for her last year and knew she must be really hurting. I started painting dogs and pets for people because of the death of
my Amber last year.
With Gillian's heart in mind, I change some days around and painted her Gidget as Day #3. What a great little dog and friend she was.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
When I started thinking about starting up this project this year I wanted it to be more than pretty pictures of great dogs, I wanted to paint the spirit of these great beasts.
Haley, is one of those. This brave little pup is a wonderful subject that I was looking for in this project. Since an accident as a pup, Haley has used a walker to get around.
|Day #2 "Haley" of A Dog Day Month2|
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Last years Dog Day Month of July was such a huge success I decided to do it again.
With in a minute of announcing the project I had people signing their pups up. With in 15 minutes I had a gallery wanting the project to exhibit - the ACE Gallery in Fort Collins for the month of October with part of the proceeds going to animal shelters.
Picking the first pup to paint, was a tough one. I have some many sent in to choose from right I was a kid in a candy store.
I picked Cissy because of the eyes and color. I remember last years paintings and Cissy reminded me of a couple of paintings from that project.
|Day 1 painting "Cissy" 11x14 oil|
|Initial sketch on canvas|
|Blocked in. Cissy is about halfway done.|
The paintings of this project are for sale to the pet owners first before they go on public
See the whole month of paintings at James Swanson Fine Art.