Even I wasn't sure until last night if I was going to continue the dog theme, but yes, THREE dogs in today's painting. (I'm sure I won't be doing one with four.)
RE my painting giveaway- today is my 395th post. But, since we'll be out of town between Christmas and New Years, my 400th won't happen until January. So if you want a chance to win one of my little paintings (I'll be giving the winner a choice), subscribe to my blog before January 15th.( Apologies to anyone who already subscribes- I'll try to come up with something for you later. I'll take suggestions.)
On another note- my 400th blog post is coming up! OMG, I can't believe it. So, I've decided to give away one of my little (6x6, 6x8) paintings to a new subscriber. So, if you've been thinking of subscribing to this blog but haven't yet, now is the time. Anyone who subscribes between now and January 15 will be eligible.
I actually finished this painting a couple of months ago, but wasn't that happy with it- the bottom part of it seemed dead to me. Then I was looking at it yesterday and thought maybe if I cropped a couple of inches off the bottom it might be improved. Not a big difference, I know, but if you have an opinion about which looks better, let me know.
I've always liked the pale pastel colors of these cups and have wanted to paint them for a while. It was actually harder than I thought it would be, to get the right shapes of the cups and handles and the gradations of color.
Better late than never! Here's a photo of opening night (Thursday) at the Foundry Artists Holiday Sale. Lots of shoppers, great food and music.
To see a 360 degree shot of my booth (minus 3 paintings that sold) and surroundings, done by Ed Huff of Rhody 360, go here. You'll need Flash to view these.
Or to see the band, go here. Or another view of the show here.
The show is in the Pawtucket Armory, an old building gradually undergoing restoration (you'll notice the peeling paint on the walls). Every year that I've been in this show I've been fascinated at how, in the course of 3 days, this cavernous dark place sprouts booths filled with light and beautiful things, like magic mushrooms. Maybe next year we'll have a time-lapse video on YouTube...