"Chicken Little," 8" square, black cat portrait in acrylic on board, collection of the artist.
Before you inundate me with emails pointing out the fact that this is supposed to be "Painting a Dog a Day," I ask your forgiveness, as I do have an explanation. This is my Miah (her nickname was Chicken Little), who I lost this last May. Regular Dog-a-Day readers will remember that I painted her sister Turtle a few weeks ago. Well, you can't do one and not the other, can you?!
This painting, along with Turtle's "Calico in Profile" from September 5th, will go to the Southeastern Michigan's Portrait Show. They should prove to be a stunning entry, probably my best to date. In the past few years I've been lucky enough, not just to get juried into this very competitive show, but to receive ribbons, so I have high hopes for my girls. They definately represent what I've learned this year, and are continuing as studio muses in absentia.
Tomorrow, I promise a dog. Tell you what - I'm feeling generous, given the fact that I've finished my show entry in time (which is very out of character for me, as I'm usually furiously painting until the Nth hour) - send me some pics, and I'll choose something really special from what you send for tomorrow's dog-a-day. Use the subject line "Bonus Dog a Day", attach your non-flash (very important!) digital photos, and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org . Inquiries may always come to this address, too.
Thanks, as always, for looking.
And for sharing these paintings with your friends and family,
PS I'm still working away on the Painting a Dog a Day book. I have it all edited and am starting to do layout and design. This is such fun! Stay tuned!!