Saturday, July 31, 2010

Irish Setter Portrait


I just finished this portrait of Katie and Rowan - Irish Setters. Their owner commissioned me to do the painting last year. We were able to meet up in Wisconsin in June where I photographed the dogs and spent some time with them.

The moment I walked into their hotel room and looked at Rowan I said, "That is a Hoolie pup!". Turns out that Rowan is a Hoolie grandson as is my young male, Drew. Both boys are 2 years old - give or take a few Months. When I was painting Rowan my husband walked in my studio and said with a question in his voice, "Why are you painting Drew?" Hoolie can sure put his stamp on his get.

It was a pleasure to paint Rowan and Katie. It will be hard for me to ship the painting off, and then again, what's new? It is always a bit hard for me when my paintings leave!

If you are considering having a painting done of your dogs, please go to my website and click on commission information or email me at fff@linkline.com

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Borzoi

I have images of two Borzoi on CafePress at this time. Hope you enjoy the work. Will be fun to watch and see if the store does well. As the saying goes...."nothing ventured nothing gained.
If you have a favorite painting of mine that you would like to see offered on gift items at CafePress please email me and let me know. There are some images that I have other plans for and won't be available. However, many of my images would be perfect there. Let me know your thoughts......email me at fff@linkline.com
Click here to go to my cafe press store: http://www.cafepress.com/dawnsecord

Click here to go to my website to see more of my artwork: http://www.dawnsecord.com/galleryhome.html

If you are interested in commissioning a portrait please email me or go to my website for more information. http://www.dawnsecord.com/commissioninformation.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Shetland Sheepdog on CafePress


I've finally got my store open on CafePress where select pieces of art will be offered on gift items and clothing. This is a test. If it proves to offer those interested in my art an opportunity to collect art on a gift item, I'll continue the store. If it does not then I'll close the store.

Check back as I intend to offer more art in the next few weeks/months on this site.

To go to my store follow this link: http://www.cafepress.com/dawnsecord
If interested in commissioning me to paint your pet - please contact/email me at fff@linkline.com

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Golden Retriever Puppy


This is another one of my mini paintings. The subject is a young golden retriever pup. He is probably about 12 or so weeks old.

When I was photographing him he was romping around as any pup should. Then he ran out of steam and fell asleep in the middle of the floor. Who couldn't enjoy spending time with such an adorable subject.

Check on my blog for videos of me working on this painting.

If you are interested in me doing a mini portrait please feel free to email me for information. My email address is fff@linkline.com

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Irish Setter Print "Generations"

Here is my "surprise" release for the ISCA National. "Generations" was a commissioned painting. The painting features three direct generations of Irish Setters. When I was looking at the senior Irish I kept thinking to myself, "boy does that dog look familiar!!" So, I asked the owner what the blood line was on the dog. To my surprise she is the 1/2 sister to my dog, Jewel. I KNEW that dog looked familiar!!

When I started showing the painting to Irish Setter breeders many asked me to put the piece into print.

I discussed the possibility with the dogs' owner and she was very excited about the prospect. My prints are planned 18 months plus or minus in advance. The question was - do I come out with this print in December of 2011 or should I just release it now. The "now" vote won.

Thank you to all involved for your encouragement.