"Tribute," from the "Tags, Toys & Treasures" series, 12" square, acrylic on canvasboard, still life depicting dog collar and tags, exquisitely framed, $749 to the first taker. Proceeds from the sale of this painting will be donated to my local shelter, the Oakland Pet Adoption Center. Inquiries may always come to firstname.lastname@example.org .
I have a similar painting hanging here in my studio. It's a favorite because it reminds me of what I had, what I have, and what will come to me. The proverbial circle of life.
Today's piece is a tribute to all who have crossed the bridge. I know the Dog-a-Day family lost quite a few over the holidays. I have friends and family who's lives are emptier now, too. My heart goes out to all of you.
This collar belonged to a friend's dog (thank you, Juliet). I tried to light it evenly, but you can actually see traces of my easel lamp along with a paler shadow cast from the window. I need to figure out a way to properly light still lifes - feel free to send me your suggestions (also, if you have objects you think I would be interested in painting, please email me! email@example.com).
And dang but it feels good to be painting again! I finally got to try out the fistful of new brushes I splurged on right before the holiday, and they are yummy (Utrecht mixed synthetics, brights, filberts and flats, along with a few oddballs). There's no substitute for good tools and materials. That's the honest truth.
Thanks, as always, for looking at and sharing my paintings with your friends and family.
See you tomorrow,
PS At the risk of sounding like a broken record, have you ordered your copy of Painting a Dog a Day - the First Year yet? or checked out the paintings for sale at my Etsy store? come on - what's holding you up?!
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