Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I have two eBay auctions closing on June 27. This one is an Art Trading Card cave painting of a Dachshund.  Though not generally known, the prehistoric canine, Wienerdogitis Shortlegsithas, was the ancestor of today's domestic Dachshund. While this fact has been kept a secret by jealous Rottweiler, Labrador, and Corgi owners, this is the original doggie companion of our cave dwelling forebears, who willingly shared their beds and their chow with this charming hound. While many may deny that this painting of an early sausage dog (Sausageyumminess Givememoreorelse) is a true cave painting from Lascaux, I have it on good authority that this image is, in fact, from that illustrious site and, but has been suppressed for years by jealous Bichon Frisé owners. Bid on this piece now before it fades into history!

The 2nd auction is for this Frosty-faced senior Dachshund. It has been said that the person who has earned the love of an old dog is truly blessed. Whether your senior companion has been with you all of its days or whether you have been fortunate enough to adopt and share an older dog's life only in its twilight years, you know the sweetness of their frosty face, the look of love in their eyes, the warmth of their regard as they snuggle next to you, feeling safe and secure in your presence just as you do in theirs. See this auction! 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Daily Growler

This is my latest watercolor painting, The Daily Growler. It is early Monday morning, and the dog is at the breakfast table with the morning paper (The Daily Growler's Monday morning edition), a steaming cup of coffee and a bone-shaped biscotti biscuit. Sunlight streams in over the tops of the trees outside the window, limning everything it touches with possibility for the day ahead - that is, if this wiener dog chooses to wake up and not just go back to bed (I'd go back to bed!).It is available for now on Etsy, though I may move it to eBay later. I do have two paintings available on eBay this week. This one is Nothin' But a Hound Dog and features a Dachshund singing as Elvis:
I added iridescent paint and tiny rhinestones in keeping with that Vegas vibe. The other painting is another Martini Weenie using an olive as a pillow:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

In honor of Easter I painted a Dachshund with a basket of pastel bones. The wiener dog is wearing bunny ears and looking very pleased with itself. I sold the original of this today to a very nice woman down in Portland, Oregon who has two dachsies and one lemon beagle. One of her dachshunds is a rescue with no teeth but plenty of 'tude. Anyhow, as I sometimes do, I painted a quick bonus ATC to include with the purchased painting, which is the lemon beagle below. I grew up with a black and white beagle mix, but this is the first time I've ever heard of a lemon beagle. My childhood beagle, Droopy, was quite a character and inspired a lot of the humor I try to infuse my dog paintings with.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

This Dachshund is Springing Forward to remind all of you that as Winter releases its grip we spring ahead, losing an hour but gaining the Spring-time sunshine and new growth to come. I meant to get this up here last night (in time for the official Changing of the Clocks), but we actually had a sunny Saturday here in Seattle so the whole family went for a walk along the Sammamish Slough and I didn't have a chance to finish it until today. If you're like me you don't actually set your clocks ahead until Sunday night (if then), so we'll just think of this illustration as an ode to the Changing of the Seasons. This brand new original will be for sale soon, though I am not sure whether to eBay it, Etsy it or just sell it on my blog. It is Art Trading Card/ACEO size, just 3.5" by 2.5".

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A 3/3/13 watercolor from my sketchbook of a senior Dachshund. White muzzles on dogs get me every time, and with weiner dogs the way the white fur spreads up onto the forehead and makes their soulful eyes look even bigger and more appealing makes them especially satisfying to paint. I have been associated with Dachshund rescues for many years, donating designs and prints for them to use for fundraising. Rescues end up with a lot of senior dogs to re-home. Can you imagine how confused these old dogs must be? If you've ever considered fostering or rescuing an animal, dog or cat, bird or rat, consider an older pet. They have so much to give, and deserve so much to have comfort and love and to return the same.