Jan. Daily Paintings Day 30: “Deuce”

Wow, last painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge! My Day 30 painting is “Deuce”.​  I saved Deuce for the last because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to paint him.  Deuce was our beloved little beagle who we had for almost 13 years.  He would have been 13 years old this January, 2015, but died just before Christmas.  As he got older he got quite white in the face and we jokingly said he was turning into an albino beagle.  The reference photo I chose for this painting, however, was a picture I took of Deuce in his prime.  He was about 3 or 4 years old.  He was less than a year older than our youngest daughter, and only 10 months old when we got him.  He immigrated to Canada with us, and loved life on the farm.  He will be greatly missed, but not forgotten.

deuce-beagle-dog-painting-malowany“Deuce” acrylic on baltic birch, 8″x8″

I will be posting a collage of all 30 Daily Paintings for the January 2015 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge, and be printing them in a book. This was a fun, and challenging start to the new year.  Follow my blog and sign up for my newsletter to see more of my new work and upcoming events.

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Wendy Malowany

Wendy Malowany earned her B.F.A., majoring in Painting, and her M.S. in Art Education. She has been drawing and creating since her childhood in the U.S. and Scotland, creating art at a professional level for over 25 years, and teaching art to children and adults for over 20 years. Painting has been her preferred medium since the beginning of her artistic career, particularly oils, but she does sometimes work in other media. Her artwork is inspired by the objects and scenes she encounters daily, in an expressive realistic style. Architecture, animals, landscapes, and nature in general, are the predominant themes of her artwork. She immigrated to Canada after marrying her Canadian husband in 2010, and works in her studio on their 8 acre hobby farm in Wainfleet, Ontario. Wendy sells her work locally, online, and her work is in collections internationally.

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