Here is one of my most recent Labrador Retriever paintings. If you have been reading along you may recognize this as our oldest yellow Lab, Dave (aka "Pumpkin Dave") who crossed Rainbow Bridge in August. Shhhh, it's a Christmas present for my husband. I wanted to capture Dave's big smile and happy Labrador spirit in bold colors and a fun, impressionistic painting style. He was a happy dog. Jim missed him at camp this season and ended up wearing Dave's camo bandana himself - for luck. Even macho guys can have a soft spot for a Labrador. I hope he likes his Christmas painting!
I know I have been lax about writing in my blog. I want to draw interest to my dog paintings and Labrador art and then I get busy and don't make time to write. I will have to do better in 2008! Right now I am working on a custom order for a January wedding as well as finishing a quilted table runner as a Christmas gift for friends. I am also starting an exciting commission of a yellow Labrador Retriever portrait that is requested to be bright and silly in a more abstract painting style. Other projects for early 2008 include illustrations for a stream guide and portraits of 2 Golden Retrievers. Sounds like a great way to start the year!
For fine art prints of this or a selection of my other paintings please visit my Dog Painting and Flower Photography Gallery at ImageKind. For posters, t-shirts and other products with my dog paintings and designs visit my OtterTail Art for Dog Lovers Shop or my poster galleries at Art.com and Artist Rising.
Happy Holidays to All!