2011 #11

July 18, 2011

beagle...8x10 acrylic on magazine and panel...17 July 2011

Here is my pet art contribution to the 2011 “Art Unleashed” art auction.  I used this piece as a chance to experiment on some ideas I had brewing in my head.  I painted on magazine paper and then cut up to form the image of the dog.  With magazine paper I was able to use minimal paint and control how the color and tones of the image behind could bleed through the paint to create some interesting layers of texture.  However, magazine paper is very difficult to work with.  It is extremely thin and on the verge of falling apart.  The paint never really adheres and can easily be scratched off (until sealed.)  There is a fine line between something that could be good and utter disaster.

This turned out pretty good for a pet portrait.   Hmmm.  Does anyone need a pet portrait?

2010 #16

August 10, 2010

Dog in the Garden...9x12 acrylic on paper and panel...06 Aug 2010

It’s that time of the year when I do my “beagle” painting for the 13th annual Art Unleashed event.  This painting and many other pet themed art by local artists will be for sale in the silent auction at the Hale Arena at the American Royal Complex on Friday, August 27th 2010.  The proceeds benefit The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.

Week 34

August 23, 2009

Flower Hound...8x12 panel board...22 August 2009

Flower Hound...8x12 panel board...22 August 2009

This is a last minute pet-themed art piece that I am donating for the Art Unleashed 2009 auction that benefits the Humane Society of Kansas City.  I have donated artwork for quite a few years now, but have missed out the last 2 years.  So, I am happy to paticipate again.  In the past, I have done similar beagle style paintings, but with this piece I am keeping it in my style of painted paper.