Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Completed Fish Paintings

Here are the finished paintings that Ann and I completed last night. 
Her's is on the left and mine is on the right.  They are each 24x36" in oil.

Now we have to decide what to do with them!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Conference in Florida

I recently visited parents in Texas and then attended a conference in Clearwater Florida.  The hotel was right on the beach and here are a few shots of the water!  The weather was in the high 70's/low 80's.  Water temperature was around 65 degrees - a bit cold, but a woman from Canada and I both got in for a swim!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fish Paintings

My painting buddy, Ann, and I are working on a diptych this term. We found two koi paintings and have been working on them sporatically this term. As you can see, we have different styles and are trying to merge them. These are photos of our paintings from a couple of weeks ago. Ann's (left) is more impressionistic and mine (right) is more defined. I'm trying to mess mine up some more and worked on it again last night. I still have to put in some green grasses along the bottom and add some more white to the fish and water. These are 24x36 in oil.

Ray is One Year Old!!

Here's my baby at one year old!  Ray's birthday was January 13th.  He's got all of his fur and is about 14 1/4 inches tall and weighs about 21 pounds.  He's gotten alot more confident and is following up on his New Year Resolutions to:
1. Chase the cats more
2. Chew stuff he shouldn't
3. Eat anything he can fit in his mouth
4. Not come when called unless there's food 
I think he needs to go back to doggy school!

At right is a photo of Ray's Dad, whose name is Keenan.  He is from a breeder in Lebanon, Oregon called IvanLee Shelties.  Keenan is a champion!