Thursday, October 11, 2018

Stanley Park 2

6x6
acrylic on gessobord
One just wasn't enough!  Love this place!  I tried to loosen up my strokes a bit on this one and and go with a bit more color.  I'm really happy with the outcome.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Stanley Park

6x6
acrylic on gessobord
My husband and I spent this past weekend in Vancouver, BC.  Our favorite thing to do there is rent bikes and ride around Stanley Park.  I'm a very lucky woman because my sweet hubby is more than happy to stop with me (and I like to stop A LOT!) while I take photos for paintings.  Saturday morning was absolutely gorgeous!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Wait For It

8x6
acrylic on gessobord
When we are playing fetch with our dog, Salty, we often have him rest before throwing the stick again.  He will run until he collapses, so we try to give him little breaks here and there.  His attention and focus when he's waiting for someone to throw the stick or ball, is so intense!  We love our amazing Salty Dog!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Beach Is My Happy Place

6x8
acrylic on gessobord
If I were a dog, this would be a self portrait.  This is how I feel when I'm at the beach.  I found the photo I used for this painting on Pixabay.  I couldn't resist painting this happy dog.  The light breeze blowing off the ocean while the sun warms his fur.  Oh summer, I already miss you!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Big Smile

8x6
acrylic on gessobord
Our dog, Salty, LOVES playing with his ball.  This is his happy face after we've had a rousing game of fetch.  Could that mouth get any bigger?  I don't think so!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

English Bay

6x8
acrylic on gessobord
I have been in a painting "funk" these last couple of days!  It's driving me crazy!  I really had to push myself to finish this one.  When I'm in a funk, that nasty little negative voice creeps in and makes me want to throw in the towel (and paintbrushes!).  Well, I am so happy that I finished "English Bay", and I'm actually quite pleased with it.

English Bay is in Vancouver, BC.  It is beautiful, especially from Stanley Park.  My husband and I are going to be visiting this wonderful place again soon, so that's why I had the urge to paint this.  Enjoy!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ready For the Attack

6x6
acrylic on gessobord
This is our goofy pup, Chili Pepper.  One of his favorite places is the beach.  He has a blast running, fetching, and pouncing on his brother (our other dog, Salty) (as he is about to do in this painting).    This particular visit, was exceptionally beautiful.  The sun was up early in the morning and the beach was all ours.  I really like the blue of the water and wet, reflective sand in contrast with Chili's coloring.  I'm also very happy with the way his reflection came out. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Regatta Dogs 2

6x8
Acrylic on gessobord
This is Doug, the most adorable, mellow, sweet, huge lab I have had the pleasure of meeting.  This painting is of the "Wind Regatta" in the Columbia Gorge this past summer.  The wind was howling and the sun was out.  What can be better for a sailor?

In this painting, I really wanted to capture the feeling of the day.  The sun was magnificent and there is just so much excitement when you see all the lasers and optis parked on the beach, waiting to take on the wind and waves of the Gorge.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Regatta Dog- Alex

8x6
acrylic on gessobord
Where there's a sailing regatta, there will be dogs!  Dogs make everything better...Don't ya think?!  This sweet boy is Alex.  He is a favorite of many sailors around here.  Sweet, loving, and always looking for some love, are just a few of his adorable characteristics!  Enjoy!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Montague At Sundown

8x6
acrylic on gessobord
Montague Harbor is one of our favorite places in the Canadian Gulf Islands.  On this particular cruise, the evenings were crazy beautiful!  Enjoy!