I am kind of sick of jewelry at the moment.  Time to talk about painting or knitting for awhile.

I was looking through my photos and I came across some pictures of some of my older work–some of which are long since sold and I’d forgotten all about them.  Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we?

The painting above is of my friend Theresa’s dog, Ling.  It was, I think, the third portrait I’d ever painted and it remains probably my best work to date.

This painting, called Stuart Dreams of Peace is another favorite.  It was donated to PAWS/LA for their annual Pet Art auction a few years ago.  The unfortunate part of the story is that about a year ago I got an email from the woman who purchased it, saying she loved it and was so happy she bought it.  But she referred to it as Kramer Dreams of Peace.  I wrote back and thanked her, then said it was actually called Stuart Dreams of Peace, and that PAWS/LA must’ve made a mistake when they labled the art at the auction.  She replied that the title was actually written on the canvas in back of the painting (which is something I routinely do), which means I’m the one who made the mistake.  Oops.  Well, they look a lot alike–I guess sometimes I can’t even tell them apart.

Can you tell these dogs apart?

The painting below is called The Walk and it hangs in my living room. 

Finally, the photo below was taken the first year we got Stuart, around 2001.  He was a cuddle bug then, and he’s a cuddle bug now.

2 Replies to “Some All-Time Favorites”

  1. Theresa says: June 7, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    YAY! Ling looks fabulous. Now I must commission a portrait of Marchar. 🙂

  2. Antoinette says: June 7, 2007 at 9:39 am

    I would have thought it was Kramer in the painting too because of the white under the mouth.
    Let’s see, in the couch photo is is Kramer on the Left and Stew on the Right?
    The first painting you showed is really amazing. Photo-realistic. I think I like your newer ones better. Even though that one is really great, it’s a little too realistic for my taste. I can see where you developed your own style and humor over time and can apriciate that more.

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