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After Dinner–color

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Shelter Dog Shadow

Shadow was named after a character from some movie I never saw. He’s a small cream-colored mix with a red nose, and he washes his face like a cat does, licking his paw and then wiping his face with it. … Continue reading

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Shelter Dog Cora

Cora is small for a pitbull, which makes her a medium sized dog among those at the shelter. She’s an unusual silvery brown color, with a narrow white blaze on her face, one ear that flops forward and the other … Continue reading

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Shelter Dog Charlotte 2

Second painting of the foster who stayed with me for a couple weeks. This is her sitting on a low wall at the park, and I played a bit with her markings against the background.  

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Canyons, continued

It’s coming along slowly. It was getting too harsh and dark. I wanted a looseness in the gouache, but gouache doesn’t run and spread the way transparent watercolor does, so I have to think differently about how to lay down … Continue reading

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Canyons, in progress

 

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Work in Progress

Larger painting of Canyons, in progress. Larger in this case is still pretty small, about book size.

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Canyons

Color sketch of canyon, for the series about walks my dog led me. This is my favorite spot, and I’ve tried several versions, trying to get the effect of the overarching branches, the steep slopes and the creek bed.

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Door Dash

Sketches for “When my dog was young, he dashed out the door every chance he got.”

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Creek, color

Color version of Creeks, in progress.

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