This is a Christmas portrait of Bunny, my daughter's dog. I am guessing/hoping she does not visit my website too often because the painting is still here drying and will not be ready to frame and ship in time for the holiday. This was a second attempt. When getting ready to frame the first one I rejected it and decided I could do better. I am much happier with this one and think it was well worth taking the time, even missing the holiday, for a better result. This portrait really shows Bunny's mischievous spirit and the "who me?" innocent stare she has perfected.
In 2014 we spent a week on the Canal du Midi. Unlike this painting the banks are lined with beautiful plane trees. Sadly these trees have been hit by a fungus and many infected trees have been removed. This was one of the areas where the trees are gone. I hope to follow this painting with one of the bridges where plane trees still line the canal.
This past summer I was fortunate to attend a workshop with Colley Whisson at the Landgrove Inn in Landgrove, VT. Colley is an Australian artist