Saturday, September 26, 2009

Doxie Doodle of the Day 20

Another new icon for the site re-design. This one will link from to this very site.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Doxie Doodle of the Day 19

I am finally making progress on my website over-haul! The image below is for the home page and will link to the section where I list eBay auctions and original art that I will be selling direct. The painting these two Dachshunds are examining will be for sale at that time. It has been in my collection since I painted it for use on cards from DogSpeak cards a couple years ago. Those cards were never produced, but once I find a reasonable means of producing cards myself I will be launching my own line on my website, including several images captured from this 16x20 watercolor painting. More new icons to come!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Doxie Doodle of the Day 18

Another oldie from the archives. Kelly is doing better in school (bribery helps). Now maybe I can concentrate on drawing again.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Doxie Doodle of the Day 17

Pretty terrible school day with Kelly today - she refused to go in her 1st grade classroom and eventually her meltdown caused me to have one and then we both came home and took long naps. I always knew I would have a spirited daughter, but yipes! She makes Dachshunds look compliant and easy to control.
Anyhow, here is a painting I sold back in 2006. At the YMCA tonight Kell and I looked in at the gymnastics class and seeing all of those little girls in leotards made me think of this painting. I am thinking that I may start doing a small painting-a-day to sell on eBay or my website, to get me back into selling originals, and to get geared up for Christmas commissions.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Doxie Doodle of the Day 16

I just didn't find the time to draw today so I am cheating by using a sketch from 2005 for the Dachsie Doodle. This one was drawn in watercolor pencil on hand made cotton paper from India. I used to offer these on eBay back in the day. The rough texture of the paper is a pleasure to work on, and of course the subject matter is the best. Later in the week I hope to post some initial sketches for a children's book I am writing tentatively titled "Wally Wanted Wings" and starring resident Dachshund Wally, our smooth red dapple.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Doxie Doodle of the Day 15

Here are the cleaned up
and colored sketches from yesterday.
A longhaired black and tan Dachshund with
a bone and a long, low red weiner dog looking like
someone tried to feed it tofu.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Doxie Doodle of the Day 14

A recent speed sketch/watercolor from my book - this little guy just appeared at the bottom of the page, looking up at the rest of the sketches (all of hoomans).
To either side here are two rough sketches from this evening - I am planning to clean up and color them tomorrow, so watch for them as DDoftheD 14.

Doxie Doodle of the Day 13

Today's illustration comes from 2006, an ATC sold on eBay a few years ago, this one is a little watercolor of a Dachshund Witch flying in the light of the moon. I'm trying to get inspired to prepare more Halloween Art for 2009. I've already donated prints or designs to several rescues for their annual Halloweenie events this year, but have yet to finish anything new for this All Howls Eve.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Doxie Doodle of the Day 12

A sudden change in the weather here in the Pacific Northwest prompts this quick illustration of a weiner dog hiding under the covers while the rain pours down outside the window. A good day to stay in bed!