Today is our dog Roxy’s first birthday, so I painted her. Last year for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge, I painted our old beagle, Deuce, who died just before Christmas, a month before the challenge. I waited until the last day, because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to paint him, since I am a softy and have a hard time when our pets die.
I have decided to put “Roxy” and “Deuce” up in a -special place in our house, so this painting is not for sale. However, I do a lot of commission paintings, so if you have a favourite pet, location, building, etc. you would like me to paint for you, all the details are on my commissions page.
Happy 1st Birthday Roxy!
“Roxy” Oil on canvas, 8″x8″ NFS
Note: For the rest of my 30 Day Challenge paintings, framing can be added so the painting is ready to hang, for an additional charge depending on frame. And for the Challenge, I will ship within Canada & U.S. for free or include a wood frame if you purchase a “30 Day Painting” during January, 2015 using “Buy Now” or your winning bid is over $100
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” 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.