I'm nearing completion of my humorous take on a puppy’s introduction to its first live blue fin crab and I'm inviting you to participate in my Name This Painting Competition. The winner will receive a free print of this fun painting!
Creating Happiness Painting Puppies and Children
presentations Saturday and Wednesday
This Saturday, Aug. 19, and next Wednesday, Aug. 23, I'll debut the (finished) puppy painting above and present "Creating Happiness by Painting Children and Puppies" from 1 to 4 p.m. both days in my new gallery location in Ocean View.
I've got a "Name This Painting" competition going on, too, which will conclude on the 24th. The winner will receive a print of this humorous painting, so stop in with your suggestions or comment here by clicking Comments above.
Make sure you come to the right place! We moved this spring to a larger location in Ocean View near our old place. Click here for a map.
Although I'm perhaps best known for my paintings of the coastal area, my “Treasure Beaches of the Mid-Atlantic” map and my inspirational series, “The Strength of Woman,” painting children and animals is among my favorite things to do.
What you love doing is often what you do best. Your love of your subject comes through in your work. I smile the whole time I’m painting a child or puppy. They make me happy and I think that’s why people respond to these paintings so much.
In that vein, I'm continuing a series I started two years ago called “Children by the Sea” and now adding puppies to the mix. The combination is wonderful. The children series is almost to the point now of having enough images to debut a series of greeting cards meant to inspire by showing the joy of looking at life from a childlike perspective.
Heads up: I'm still accepting submissions of photos for consideration as models for the series!!! I have some wonderful shots lined up to paint, but I hope to cover more topics, so parents and grandparents are welcome to show me their photos ~ and don’t eliminate cell pics! Two of my best portraits this year were done from grandparents’ cell phone photographs. Those who submit photos that are accepted have first right of refusal on the originals - and a discounted portrait price for contributing to the series.
You're all invited to my two events this week and also to participate in a Name This Painting competition. Light refreshments and wine & cheese will be served.