Thursday, August 9, 2018

Seabrook Summer

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acrylic on gessobord
Last month we had the good fortune to stay at Seabrook for a few nights.  My favorite thing to do there is take early morning walks on the beach with our dogs.  It's almost like we have acres and acres of beach all to ourselves!  Most of our mornings there were quite foggy, but on our last day, the sun came out and I jumped at the chance to get a few photos before any fog rolled in.  If only summer could last just a little longer!

Wildflowers of Seabrook

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acrylic on gessobord
Seabrook is an adorable little town along the Washington coast.  It's one of our favorite places to visit.  This is the view from one of the many walkways before you head down the path to the beach.  I absolutely love this view!  The little wild daisies were in perfect shape on this visit.

Hobbs

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acrylic on canvas
I painted this sweet pup for a friend of mine.  I enjoyed the challenge of painting curly fur.  I've never done this type of dog  before, so it was great experience.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Sunset at Watmough Bay

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acrylic on gessobord
Watmough Bay is a wonderful little spot at Lopez Island in the San Juan Islands.  When we are at anchor, I can't help but explore any nearby rocks, islets, and beaches via kayak or sup.  I love this place, and can't wait to get back there!


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Speed Swimmer

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acrylic on gessobord
This is our awesome dog, Salty, doing what he loves.  When it starts to get a little too warm for fetch on land, we head to the beach.  He can really make waves when he's going after his ever precious ball! After he's been swimming, I love the salt that's left on my lips after kissing his head!  I hope you all can find a beach to enjoy this summer! 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Summer Swimmer

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Acrylic on gessobord

This month's DPW challenge is "The Dog Days of Summer".  I am so excited to participate in this one.  I have a couple more furry friend paintings I want to do, but it may take a while to get to them, as I am loving all the fun this summer is offering!  I used a photo from Pixabay for this piece.  Enjoy! 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Making Waves 2

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acrylic on gessobord
This is the second painting of this sweet fetching dog I enjoyed watching in Seattle.  I've been getting a lot of beach and dog photos lately that I'm really excited about painting!  I have a few commission pieces to do and then I'll start digging into some new fun paintings!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Making Waves

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acrylic on gessobord
I captured a few shots of this guy having a blast on a sunny Seattle day.    I hope to do another painting of him playing fetch. He was absolutely in his element!  Happy Summer everyone!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Dockside Poppies

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acrylic on gessobord
This is another painting from my Seattle visit last month.  The orange poppies alongside the walkway near Golden Gardens Park were really shining that day.  I've been looking forward to painting this one for quite some time.  I love all the colors, shadows, and warmth.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Surrounded By Blessings

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acrylic on gessobord
What a week I've had!  Our sweet little dog, Chili Pepper, became deathly ill this past weekend.  We really didn't think he'd make it and the veterinarians had no answers.  I'd been praying for healing and answers for our little furry guy, and on Tuesday night, God answered them!  Chili is thankfully on the mend!  I wanted to paint this scene because it reminds me that God is all around!  I painted this from a photo I took about 10 years ago while out kayaking in the South Puget Sound.  Beautiful, huh!?  I also thought it would be perfect for this month's DPW "Sky Challenge".  Blessings to all of you!