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Birch bark paintings

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Finished my first two birch bark paintings...when the paint is completely dry tomorrow I'll frame them...

Birds on feathers

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My new adventure!

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Today I took a painting day for "me"....started some paintings on birch bark, my new challenge and certainly an adventure! Neither the raven or mountain lion are finished, just the beginnings...

Maggie and Lucy...ready for Christmas!

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Background and color...

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Maggie & Lucy continued...

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Maggie and Lucy

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I'm in the "home stretch" of Christmas commissions...this is the final one...Maggie and Lucy, two great yellow labs. If the photos download in the wrong order, you'll be able to tell which was first - I originally drew them out too low on the paper so out came the eraser and I re-drew them.

A morning in the framing studio...

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Collies...finished!

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A collie day....

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Doing some work on the collies this morning, still a lot left to do...



Puppy finished!

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Two paintings in progress....

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I started out with the front left collie (Bear) turned the other way, just turned him around, much better....I have a long way to go yet...




Next....

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An adorable boxer pup!

Finished...I think....

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Making progress...

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I lightened up the background and changed my lighting from the right to the left and that really made it come alive for me.......he's getting there...

Fun with color!

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For a change, I took a photo of my "playground" of background colors before I smudged them all in....that was fun!

A Frantic Friday....

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This was a very "Frantic Friday"....but I did finish and frame the feathers and started on the next painting....

Feathers' progress...

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The feather on the right is giving me problems, very resistant to paint but I am winning the battle : )

Manny - finished!

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Oliver and Miss E

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The first of 2 feathers to be done with "Oliver" and "Miss E" on them. Started it Sunday afternoon in Vermont...

This morning's progress...

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Pet portraits...

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Started two pet portrait commissions tonight...."Manny" and one of 4 white collies laying together.....just the beginning.

The Christmas crunch...

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I am putting this painting and the other fire painting aside momentarily, to start on the pet portrait orders mounting up for Christmas...they will return to my easel soon!

Mural studies

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Playing around with paintings for a mural proposal....it is for two 7' x 4' murals and i have 3 ideas, so the first two are started....LOTS yet to figure out on that top one. The idea behind all of these is linking the past firefighters with the present...

Gigi finished

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Gigi's progress today...

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Sunday at the easel...

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Another special Christmas gift started...

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This is "Gigi"....her "parents" lost her recently and this is going to be a gift from the husband to his wife for Christmas....a teary one...

Mishi - painting finished...

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I've finished the painting, now when the paint dries, I'll frame it....

Getting there slowly...

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I need to paint a dog on a feather for promotion at the Vermont gallery of pet portraits on feathers...so I chose Mishi to be my "poster child". Just barely started...I have the feather on a clipboard on my easel with Mishi's picture next to it.

Framed feathers

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Today I spent time framing feathers to bring to the Vermont Galllery on Monday....

New moose feather...

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Dogs on a feather...finished

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A new feather started...

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Started a new feather today, a commission for a Christmas gift, 2 dogs will be painted on this feather and then it will be framed....did some work on the first dog, started drawing out the second...