30 in 30: Phase 2 Weeks 17Two little girl dogs for you today: Hannah and Mia. Both are canine nieces of girlfriends of mine (Eileen and Jill), and both of these friends of mine have contributed several photos to my 30-in-30 project. Thank you again, ladies! What can I say? You rock!
and 18: Mia and Hannah
Hannah was a challenge to paint, and I can't really say why. The photo was good, and I was excited to paint a Pekingese; I think it was just me. I couldn't get in a groove with it at first. I revisited this painting more than I usually do, and then I needed to just take a break from it. During that break I painted Mia (she was a breeze), and then went back to Hannah and I was much happier with the painting...I wanted to complete these portraits a while ago. Life keeps getting in the way of me keeping up with my (ambitious) painting schedule. I'm still a bit behind, but I'm slowly catching up.
In other news, I decided to finally create a second Etsy shop. In the three years since I've been an Etsy seller, I've gone back and forth with the notion of selling my non-dog artwork in my dog-art-themed shop. I've listed, then unlisted my non-dog artwork in there over and over again. I finally came to the conclusion that I need separate shops in order to feel totally comfortable. So I'm slowly moving stuff over to the new shop. I'll post a link to the new shop soon.
Coming soon: lots more doggie artwork, plus a few other things I have up my sleeve to make this lil' website of mine more interesting.
UPDATE: Both of these paintings are for sale. You can purchase the Maltese painting here, and the Pekingese painting here.