May 18, 2011

Home is Where the Art is...

We're back home after almost 7 months on the water and it feels great to finally be unpacked and settled in the house. Check out the blog posts here Robinleigh on Sailblogs and here RobinLeigh on Blogger for photos and stories about our great season!

I promised myself I would paint a LOT while we were on the boat, I brought my paints, brushes, and dozens of flat canvases. Aside from a few workshops at the Studios of Key West, and a recent burst of artistic energy in April, I completely failed on that mission! I did manage to read a lot of art theory books and I did a LOT of sketches but nothing like what I had planned.

Now that I'm home I'm eager to continue on a series I started in April.  Sort of a mash-up of sorts - Doggie Portraits 'Van Gogh' style. I'm calling the series "Gogh Dog Gogh" - catchy no?

Here's one of the first pieces I did, it's titled "Griffon with Sunflowers"

More paintings - a Bulldog, a Dachshund, and a Chow are near completion. I've got a great idea for a Standard Poodle with a Starry Night background; that should be fun. What Van Gogh doggies would you like to see?

Check out my new Facebook Page - A Brush With Humor. I'll be posting lots of art updates and some fun creative projects.

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Judy C said...

I really missed seeing your wonderful work. But I'm glad you had a wonderful time.

Kat aka Beachkat said...

Welcome home sweet friend! Can't wait to see ya. Was hoping you would be at lunch bunch on Tuesday.

Miss Daisy could pose for you....


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