Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

You may use the links below right to receive my daily paintings via email or to follow my blog with a feed. I post additional info, including in-process jpgs and other related information, on the studio Facebook page as well.

Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

TurtledoveDesigns, a Grand Reopening


I'm great about blogging regularly, but not so great about keeping the studio website updated and current.

Until today.

I've been working behind the scenes for the last couple months on a site content overhaul.

I also migrated to a different host server, which was a wee bit of a challenge technically - but I feel like a million bucks for conquering it! Tweaking and troubleshooting the publication process (corrupted permissions file) took up the majority of last evening and today.

Hoping that tomorrow will bring a return to the easel, because I am dying to paint!!

People are surprised to hear that I don't have a staff of minions taking care of these sorts of details for me. How I wish (I can barely get my kids to put their dirty clothes in the laundry room!!)

I do all my own marketing, PR, correspondence, output, packing and shipping, accounting and IT stuff. My typical work day is 10-12 hours - often more if you count the time spent noodling over ideas while doing other chores.

I'd love to figure out how to do nothing but paint. But then, how would I get to share my artwork with you? Painting in a black hole would not be nearly as rewarding as being part of the Painting a Dog a Day community.

And I truly do love every minute of my life, no matter how crazy it gets - I wouldn't trade this for anything!

Thanks, as always, for looking at and sharing my paintings with your friends and family,

JUST ANNOUNCED!!  PAINTING WORKSHOP "Mixing Color Not Mud": Saturday, October 8th, at the Orion Art Center in Lake Orion MICHIGAN, for reservations call 248-693-4986

Since We're Talking Computers.....

I want a smartphone application written that will take the Painting a Dog a Day blog and feed it directly to handheld devices like iPads/iPhones/iPods, Droids and other devices. I am also interested in using this application along with another group blog I belong to.

The application will be free to users, and I plan to add the interface/download to my blog and website. Additional distribution through application channels (like iTunes and the Droid Market) would be wonderful.

I am willing to barter services - original artwork in exchange for the completed code. I would size/structure the painting(s) to compensate billable time or any fees related to the development and implementation of this application.

Are you qualified and interested? (I will ask for references and to see samples of what you've coded in the past) if so, please contact me with the subject line "BlogFeed" and I'll get back with you ASAP.

Thanks so much in advance!

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