Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Valentine ATC's and two new paintings....

I received my valentine's from Randi's Valentine's Day swap yesterday and look at all of the beautiful ATC's! Randi created the cool little file folder at the bottom left that held the cards and she also included a fun project for everyone to do...Everyone included a favorite recipe and a self portrait along with their cards and I can't wait to try out a few of the recipes...Thanks to everyone who participated and to Randi for hosting such a fun swap and Happy Birthday!

Here are two new paintings I just finished for clients...The first one is of a sweet dog named Morgan...She loves to ride with her Dad on their jet ski, so her owner wanted a portrait of her wearing her life vest next to the water...Her owner actually chose a more subdued version of the painting, but I kind of liked this one with the bright orange dock....

This next painting is a little bit different from what I normally do...My clients dog is named Kiwi and she is an Australian Shepherd. She wanted Kiwi's portrait to include all sorts of Aboriginal symbols and motifs...I thought the best way to include all of the ones she wanted was to create a kind of Keith Herring inspired border to go around the portrait...I think it turned out pretty cool and Kiwi seems to approve, so that's all that really matters....



2 comments:

Abby Creek Art said...

Happy Valentine's Day, sweetie pie Jill!

Your two new paintings are gorgeous...I bet your clients are thrilled. That Aussie is a beautiful dog...look at those eyes!

flyingstars said...

beautiful work!