so fun to visit old paintings.
this was my first public collection purchase in 1992
four years after I began painting full-time
three years before Beth Urdang began to represent my work.
Beth Israel removed the plastic shields they had added
presumably for safety, and re-framed them.
they kindly added this descriptive tag
Next I’ll be on the lookout for a koi painting at Mass General
few people have seen
I have no photos of it ….
oil on panel
All ready to ship this portrait of
Silver Ice to her owner in Hong Kong.
I never had the opportunity to meet this beautiful animal when I
visited Hong Kong for a few days over Xmas.
Fortunately her owner provided me with lots of photographs that gave me a
sense of the gentle elegance of this sweet dog.
Here is what the owner said after seeing the finished portrait image
via email last night:
“This is amazing… You did a really great job. I can’t express my gratitude
in words. In your painting Ice is so cute and beautiful.”
Here’s the better picture …. crummy one was deleted. Still need to tweak background stroke ‘ghosts.’
Not the best photo yet, nor is the painting quite finished, but in the interest of making my February blog deadline, here it is.
11×14 inches, oil on canvas.
These are the sweetist dogs, rescues both. My fellow artists and dear
friends are the owners. I was a bit nervous at the start because they are
both artists – RISDI grads- so I felt the need to really ‘up’ my game.
They are thrilled with the outcome. I’m really the one who’s thrilled.
Here’s what they said:
I’m impressed with how you have captured the Boys’ likenesses!
THAT IS OZ !!!!!!!!!! you are the best !
WOW YOU ARE GOOOOOOOD!THAT’S MY LUCAS!!!!!!!!
Linda again : I think this is one of my best on many levels 🙂
Squeezing in a post before February arrives tomorrow.
Omg, so so cold in Boston!
2 degrees low, 18 high today.
actual temps, sans windchill.
Back from long holiday celebration December 10th – January 21st
6 weeks total.
longest I’ve ever had.
All Asia – China, Thailand, Cambodia.
winter in Beijing to the tropics on Koh Samui.
I’ll spare you image overload with this one photo of Koh Samui island off Thailand.
Did I remember to post something in December?
Hope so, will have to check.
(hurrah, I did)
New Year’s resolutions?
At least never on New Year’s.
Maybe I’ll make some on April 1st –
the day I successfully quit smoking. 🙂
Am thinking of writing a newsletter.
yes, I finally did it!
created my own Xmas card that is.
(unless you count the one I designed in Girl Scouts …. heh.)
For those of you who did not receive a physical card,
this one is for you!
“Dora the Explora”
Class gift to our beloved dance instructor
Jeff French for his birthday.
oil on canvas