Thursday, April 03, 2008

Catch Up

It's been awhile since I've posted a blog...I'm more of a painter...than I am a writer. So pardon me, for the lapse. What have I been up to this winter?

The highlight of winter 2007-08 was the events that unfolded after I displayed my paintings at the Portland Rose City Classic Dog life has not been the same since. Besides hanging around my "peeps", dog people : ) I also met a really talented and generous-hearted artist, named Connie Bowen. She also paints dogs, cats, horses, etc. She is a pet portrait artist, whom I would highly recommend. Although I do take in a healthy amount of custom "pet" paintings, I like to paint A LOT of different things, and often a dog or a cat is part of my subject matter. Anyway, I enjoyed meeting a fellow furry creature painter, and she introduced me to ebay. Gave me pointers, patiently answered a million questions, and just got me going. It is something I've thought about and wanted to try for a long time, but didn't make the time learn how.

So here I am, with my own ebay store. For now, I am painting miniatures ("ACEO's" stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals, they measure 3.5x2.5 inches) and small paintings (5x7, 9x12) and auctioning them. I've only had my ebay store for a month, and it is fun, and motivating, since things do sell, and keeps me even busier than ever. One thing I like about the minatures is that they are akin to the "painting a day" genre. I try to paint one per day, they take about an hour, and it is a great warm up in preparation for painting. Just gets my head in the creative zone, right from the start. Lately I've barely been finishing my coffee. Don't need it!

These are all samples of the little paintings I've sold so far on ebay. Come by and see what's new!

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