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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lady In the Footlights ... FIRST LOOK

On the easel today...

Lady In the Footlights
oil in progress
Carol Chretien
New work in a favorite topic that will be offered to assist one of my favorite rescues.
stay tuned.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 way

How the series evolved....
Big Cat Collage
It started with the painting in the upper left...
"Lineage" was a painting of a tiny cat in rescue in Bristol RI
I designed a painting around her and needed some BIG CAT refs to weave into the background of the story.
Then as I researched I went nuts over the Great Cats and Big Cats and Knew there was a nice segue into a series of 10x10 square formatted oils that bring the viewer face to face with the cat.
The eyes are so incredible to look into ... you are just pulled in...not as prey thank goodness!
A new one is swirling around in my mind for next month...the link will bring you to the auction with 20% to NARA the National Airedale Rescue we support with art sales
Art Helping Animals.
Thanks for looking! Thanks for helping!
Thanks also to my great friends at who make ref images available to artists
that allows us to go wild when we need details or research.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tiger, Tiger...phase 2

Phase 2 getting there and loving the fun painting this one....

Hope to get it done for Thursday's post on Daily Painter's Gallery.
The image is a little dark here but wait for the finish...
Whiskers go on last!
By the way...I just got a phone call from a local (to me ) animal rescue org that tells me 2 of my donated prints garnered 300.00 at auction
100% to the rescue!
Now that made my day.
The animals win again!
Blessings for the hard working rescuers and the animals they is GOOD!

Monday, March 23, 2009


4th in the Big Cat series on the easel...
oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Stay tuned for the finish!
this will soon be offered to help our rescue friends!
Can you not love the magic and majesty of the Tiger?
Nature leaves you breathless.
Thanks to for the images that inspire artists ...
they give their generous permission to use the ideas their work provides us.
....questions about this upcoming piece just email me!

Friday, March 20, 2009 Georgia on My Mind.

A place where you want to be but have only gotten there in Spirit....

In other words...Spring is officially here but the temperature has not gotten the word to get here yet.

Here is the latest oil painting with a message of hope and Spring time itself.
available on Ebay for the next 7 days....share the message with friends that the painting supports Northern Rockies Regional Office of the Humane Society. 20% of the sale will go to the rescue.
Happy Spring!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lizzie as model...again.

now offered for
Willing Hearts Dalmatian Rescue
click the ebay link at right for details

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

That Face, That Face! That Cover-Dog face.

Bunter modeling for STOLA rescue.
new painting now available on Ebay!
Saluki's are sight hounds and they are lithe, lean and graceful and this piece is a more homey and adorable representation...those Eyes! those Ears!
sumpreme cuteness factor.
20% goes to the charity when sold.
tell your friends to visit
and my links to the right...
thanks for helping homeless animals with art.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

End of winter blues....

(private collection)
This has been a crazy period ... latest installment of life was the stomach bug hitting our house really hard!

Hope life has been better for everyone else. We are coming out of winter here in the Northeast but not soon enough for me...and I am not a big fan of summer the last few years, but it will be nice to feel the mildness of the air and the colors returning again...of the shades of green we all miss here that really chase the winter blues away.

Just sharing a painting from my past work that sold a little while ago... it has hope about it, as you sail through the gathered clouds to the clear blue and brighter days. Ahhhh.

Thanks for looking.
New work on the way!