"In the Driver's Seat," 8" square, dog portrait of a Weimereiner chauffeur, acrylic on canvasboard, $349. Inquiries may come to me.
Yesterday's painting "Riding Shotgun" sold in record time (THANK YOU!), so I was still without a second entry for the Art & Automobiles Exhibition. Artwork is due at the gallery this coming Friday, so I spent today building another automotive themed painting. Should "In the Driver's Seat" sell prior to Thursday, I am happily throwing in the towel. (For those of you who are not artists, most galleries/juried exhibitions require artwork be for sale while hanging in their space/show.)
Maybe this is a sign that I should pass on juried exhibitions and focus exclusively on my family of collectors. (I'm prepping a piece for next year's Art Show at the Dog Show right now, though - what to do with that? maybe one of you could be bribed to take it off my hands......)
Maybe it's just a sign that dogs and cars are a great theme for paintings. I mean, come on - how great is it to be driving into the great beyond with a drooling and happy passenger leaning out the window (and no, I'm not talking about your 2-legged friends)?
I tend to think the latter..... and seriously, I'm enjoying the challenge these more complex compositions provide - all sorts of edges, values, surfaces, textures, reflections - feel free to keep the photos coming, and I'll do my best to keep up.
I'm well into my summer vacation, which traditionally is when I spend less time at the easel and more time on marketing, editing the next volume of my book (Book 2, "That's Fourteen in Dog Years," is due at the end of this summer and I have lots of work to complete still!), and other studio projects. This summer I'm also gutting the studio and doing a big remodel - we have an almost 100 year old home and I bet the current studio wallcovering is close to that old. There may be a couple of days that pass without any new paintings but rest assured I'm busy working behind the scenes.
Thanks for sharing my artwork, too. I always appreciate that.