Watercolor dog

I love my Papillon buddy, Ace. He's so serious about having fun and yet patient when I want to do weird stuff to him, like make him wear a hat. Today Ace supervised my watercolor pours. He's wearing a lovely shade of Winsor Blue (green shade) on his feet. Oh yeah, it's a staining color.

My Papillon graduates this week!

Yay! Ace graduates from puppy confidence class this week. In honor of the occasion, we're wearing a hat. Well, Ace is. I don't think I'll have time to make him a fedora, so we went the Mardi Gras route. Ace is pretty happy about it (at least the treat part).  


I'm so pleased that my sea turtle painting, titled "Repose", and my Border Collie pup, titled "Rear View" have both been juried into the Wings, Tails and Scales show up in Ohio! Repose was entered last year along with my guinea pig painting. Repose came home and the guinea pig stayed there. Even though Repose came home, she was chosen to advertise the 2013 exhibit. I'm so honored! Maybe this year she'll find a home. I hope so. Thank you to my friend Brett Winn for lending me the photo reference that resulted in "Rear View".    

A Portuguese Water Spaniel takes a dive

This started to be a progress painting. I began with a photograph of my paper, embossed with a tear line. The next photograph is the finished painting. Not really the "in progress" progression I'd planned, but sometimes the paintings just can't wait to be born! One thing that did help me with this painting is that I had laid in a patchwork of color for a prior experiment that didn't turn out the way I'd envisioned it. Perfect for my diving dog, though! The technical details are that I've used a combo of watercolor, fluid acrylic inks, and Caran d'Arche water crayons. I like it, makes me want to jump in the pool with him! Pool Time 16x8 watercolor on 100% cotton paper This Portuguese Water Spaniel is at home in the swimming pool. In fact, the ball he's chasing made him forget about me completely! Interested parties may contact me here: Kittie@KittiesArt.com