"Rosie 1" and "Rosie II," sketches done in acrylic on bristol board, each image approximately 5" square roughly centered on a 9" x 12" page, commissioned images and, as such, in a private collection (THANK YOU!).
Both these sketches are fulfillment for a gift certificate, a gift certificate given last year at the holidays (or maybe it was Father's Day?).
Gift certificates are a great way to get the recipient involved in the portrait process, from sharing their memories of the dog's personality to choosing (or shooting!) reference photos to building a composition.
Each certificate is custom created with a breed specific image and a face value you determine. When slipped into a frame, they make for a gorgeous presentation as well.
Email me if you are interested in gifting a certificate this holiday season!
Kim, who is very close to od-ing on fun-sized chocolates
Earlier today one of my paintings was shared on a group's Facebook page. I don't know where the image came from, as it had no watermark and was very small, but it was clearly one of my paintings.
I was thrilled that the individual who posted the image connected with the painting - and happy to see that thousands of people inside that Facebook group liked, commented, shared and wanted to buy it as well - but I was crushed that it went out to this audience without any sort of attribution.
And I had no way of getting my contact info or purchase details to them.
So I'm asking you to please pay attention when you share an image using social media or your blog or any other form of communication - include in your description proper attribution and credit, and if possible, tag the image with a website or creator's name.
You'll get some awesome karma in return.