30 in 30: Phase 2 Weeks 5 and 6: Sarge and CooperOK, so I'm not actually pumping out a finished portrait within a week, but almost. Each portrait is at least begun in its allocated week; it just isn't always finished in the same week. This is largely due to the fact that I'm working on four holiday commissions, one of which has three dogs on one canvas! Well, and also the little thing called my full-time job. Ha ha....Today, someone referred to me as balanced, which I take as a huge compliment, but I don't totally agree. I work very hard to strive for balance–-as a full-time teacher, part-time artist, wife, dog mom, daughter, sister, friend, homemaker–-but I still feel like a hot mess! In fact, "balance" was my One Little Word for 2008. And its synonym, "harmony," was my word for 2009. I'm getting there...
As for these gorgeous dogs, Sarge the English Bulldog belongs to my friend and former co-worker, Theresa. Cooper the Shiloh Shepherd belongs to my friend Jill's friend Jen (say that ten times fast!). Thanks, ladies, for contributing to my 30 in 30 project. It was a pleasure to paint your pups!
Coming soon: my first pastel pet portrait!
UPDATE: The English Bulldog painting (top photo) is available for sale right here.