Friday, January 8, 2010

Pug No. 3

Pug No. 3
Oil on canvas, 12x12, commission

I must say, I love this painting. The pug had such a top-dog attitude in the photos I had, and yet, he seemed worried and about to run - all at the same time. I had fun with his expression. I bet he's a corker of a pup.

Snowing again this morning, a beautiful, straight-falling snow that began as the sun came up. Puffy, our mean and always-dirty cat, is sitting at the back door, watching little birds peck seeds on the back deck. For her, it must be like watching TV - food TV, probably.

Puffy, watching.

The studio is almost finished! The electricians are coming back today, a door and a banister are going in, and that's it. I will post photos when it's all done.

Before the work could be done, we had to move nearly everything out of the studio. I had not realized how much junk I'd already brought in there until the place was empty - and it was then that I realized how much I like it - and need it - nearly empty. So the challenge now will be to take the right stuff back up there, and find a place for everything else.


JudyMackeyart said...

Love the pug painting too!! Lots of inquisitive energy. Pugs can look sad and happy at the same time!! I love the photo of your cat!
Can't wait to see your studio!
16 degrees but dry here this morning - we are wimps.

Art with Liz said...

Oh Carrie I had to laugh when I saw this face! What an expression - you caught it perfectly - anxious top dog!