|Waiting to Retrieve 11x4 Watercolor|
I'm very fortunate to be part of an animal-loving family. Lots of us have, or have had rescued animals, and everyone seems to have a menagerie of pets; Aunts, Uncles, Cousins... even 2nd and 3rd cousins-once removed all have beautiful animals, which provides me with excellent painting fodder. The lovely retriever who modeled for this watercolor (above) lives in Atlanta, and she loves to run and swim with her People. (Thanks for letting me paint your puppster, B.Y.!)
This is the last of the five pieces I've delivered for the Art for the Animals fundraiser for SPCA & the Pasadena Humane Society at Gale's Restaurant (in California) this coming weekend. The opening is Sunday from 3-6:00pm, and the food, drink, art and adoptable animals will pretty much guarantee a festive atmosphere. Grab a car load of friends and come on out to say hello (details are below)!
|Waiting to Retrieve in process|
|Framing art for delivery to Art for the Animals|
|Studio & Art happenings in between blog posts|
On a visit to Quebec in the winter of 1908, Alson Clark put on multiple layers of clothing to paint en plein air in Quebec Harbor. He kept warm, but his paints froze on his palette. While most other artists would have packed it up and returned home, Clark located a blacksmith who made a small iron box to hold a glowing piece of hot coal affixed to the underside of the palette. Thereafter, his paints stayed warm enough to allow him to continue working. ~Jean Stern