Thursday, May 31, 2007

Adopt a Rescue Dog

This is my current foster dog, Molly Sue. I am fostering her for Rudy's Rescue which is a Labrador Retriever rescue group based in Rochester, NY. I don't know how much Lab she has in her (she is a hound-doggy mix), but she is a real sweetie who was saved from a kill shelter in Kentucky. She is barely 6 months old and will make some family a wonderful companion. She is as affectionate and attentive as a good Labrador and likes to swim in our pond. At barely 30 lbs she is not the least bit timid to 'run with the big dogs'. I like this silly picture of her. She reminds us of the cute black sister to the Grinch's dog, Max, (as drawn by Dr. Seuss) so for fun we are calling her Molly Sue Who.

She has had lots of training since she arrived and that alone would make her adoption price worthwhile. Add in the fact that she is such a fun little dog and that 100% of the donation goes to help save other dogs in need and it is clear that adopting a rescue dog is a great way to find a good friend and make a difference. Wherever you are there are dogs needing loving homes and rescue groups working to save them.

I plan to make some new Labrador Retriever and dog paintings to help raise funds for Rudy's Rescue. Check back for sneak peaks and updates.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Fine Art Prints of my Dog Paintings

I am excited to announce a new option for buying fine art prints of some of my dog paintings and flower photographs. I now have a Dogs and Flowers gallery on ImageKind. They use high quality printers and inks on a variety of fine art papers or canvas. You can choose exactly what you want and even have the pictures matted and framed in one easy step. Canvases can be stretched with wrapped corners, ready to hang. Use your credit card for added convenience. Satisfaction guaranteed!!

This painting entitled "Wine is Best Shared with Friends 2" is one of my popular Lab prints that is available. The original Labrador Retriever painting is acrylic on canvas panel, framed in a custom hardwood frame. It is available directly from me (

ImageKind is an exciting new outlet for my art prints. I have prints and posters available through my OtterTail Art for Dog Lovers Shop, my gallery on Sistino, and my gallery on ImageKind offers a greater selection of fine art quality products that I hope will please my classiest customers. They all make great gifts for dog lovers - Gardeners and flower lovers too! More designs will be added soon.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Beauty Sleep Black Labrador Painting

Another painting for my "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" series, this one is called "Beauty Sleep". A pretty black Labrador Retriever sleeps soundly on a pink pillow. She is a simplified, abstract painting capturing the feeling of the moment. The model was my OtterTail Eponine - always a picture of beauty in my eyes. This would be a great picture for any bedroom or nursery or any quiet room in your house and a charming gift for dog lovers. The original acrylic on 16" x 20" stretched canvas (unframed) is currently available. Prints can be purchased in a variety of sizes and on different papers to suit every need. Order prints (completely matted and framed if you like!) from Amy's Gallery on ImageKind or Amy's Gallery on Sistino or my OtterTail Art for Dog Lovers Shop.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Prints of Paintings and Photographs

I have a new exciting gallery started where you can buy quality fine art prints of some of my photographs and paintings. They have a great variety of papers or canvas to choose from for your print as well as custom mats and frames if you prefer to have the artwork delivered complete and ready to hang. The name of my new online gallery is Dogs and Flowers - 2 things I love! Click on the name for a sneak preview.

So far I am using this gallery for some of my flower photographs. Soon I will add my most popular Labrador Retriever dog paintings. If you have a favorite that you would like included in this new print on demand art service, please email me with your request. Many of my Labrador paintings are also available as prints on Sistino,, and my OtterTail Art for Dog Lovers Shop. Each site offers a variety of media and quality of prints with or without frames.

The floral photography I have added to my new Dogs and Flowers Gallery on are pictures I took in my garden at OtterTail Farm. Gardening is another of my loves - after my dogs, of course. I have many lovely sunset, clouds and interesting sky pictures and seasonal landscape photos I will be adding to my various galleries as well. I hope you will think of my OtterTail Labrador Art as well as my flower and nature photographs when you are looking for unique gifts for dog lovers, gardeners or anyone who enjoys beautiful landscapes and sunsets.