Doggie and Driving

IMG_2011What happened to me?  I have been so busy with summer/kid things that I practically forgot that I have a blog!

Here’s a dog portrait that I recently finished.  This is a cute little mini labradoodle named Suki.

We have been really busy here.  Both my boys just got their drivers permits and are now on the open roads learning to drive.  It’s the most terrifying thing I have ever done.  My nerves are a little frazzled.  They have to drive with us for at least 50 hours or 6 months before getting their drivers licenses.

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Bosco Images

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This year I joined the BOSCO Boise Artist Collective and will take part in their open studio event.  They asked for a number of things for their website and marketing materials including an artist portrait and a studio shot.  And some images of my work.  I have a brilliant photographer neighbor who came over and took my picture and made me look much better than I really look.  Here’s the portrait along with my studio space and the images I submitted for the website.

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Finished!

IMG_1810.JPGI worked out some final details on this big plein air piece.  When I started it I wondered if the scale of the project was too ambitious, but I allowed it to develop over time and  I didn’t feel a rush to complete the whole piece right away.  I enjoyed the process of being outside and painting what I observed in nature.  And it was fun to say hi to so many people passing by.  My favorite was catching the shadows on the foothills before they slipped away with the movement of the sun.

24X48″ oil on canvas