New Pug Painting (A80) – Is It Play Time Yet?

 

Happy Monday Everyone!

Archie and I are so excited to show you a new painting I just finished!
This little guy is inspired by the pose Archie takes when he is patiently waiting for me to stop working and play with him. This is the look R-Chee gives me every afternoon starting at about 3:00pm. 🙂

Momma are you ready to play with me yet?
I brought you my striped monkey!
Please throw him for me!

I snapped some photos of the painting in process for you to see.
Here is the drawing I sketched on my 8 x 10 piece of Hemlock wood.

…and this is what it looked like after I started to paint in the features. 🙂

Ta da!
I just love how this little guy turned out. 🙂
He is Pug Design A80 on my website and is available on all of my products where you can choose the design.
It is so FUN for me to step back from a painting after I am done and “meet” who has asked to come in! 🙂
Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful enthusiasm in meeting them too!
You all make this journey a very fun road to travel!
xoxoxo
Melissa & Archie
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Paws For Charity Art Book Project 2012

 

Happy Tuesday everyone!
I am sooooo excited to announce that the 2012 Paws for Charity Art Book is now available!
The 2012 Paws For Charity Art Book contains images of dogs and cats submitted by 66 artists and photographers (professional and amateur) in 9 countries.
All funds raised from book sales are donated to Sheltering Helpless Animals in Distress (www.SHAID.ca), an animal shelter in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada.
I am so excited this year because this book is extra special to me!
My husband, Fred, is published in this edition on page 44 with his amazing photograph, “High Alert”.
I am honored to have my yarn painting, “The Love Pug“, published on page 66.
If you would like to preview the whole book and/or purchase a copy, please visit the 2012 Paws For Charity bookstore.
I am honored to be included among such amazing artists in this wonderful project that raises funds for beautiful animals who are in need just a little bit extra love right now.
xoxoxo
Melissa & Archie

New Pug Painting (A79) ~ Is It Treat Time Yet?

Happy Monday everyone!

Archie and I are so excited to show you a new painting I just finished!
This little guy is inspired by the expressive urgency every pug beams at us when they think it is treat time… which is all of the time!
This is the look R-Chee gives me every morning starting at about 10 am after his after breakfast nap until 5:00 pm when it is time for dinner. 🙂

I snapped a photo of the drawing I did on the piece of 8 x 10 hemlock wood before I started painting.

It is Design A79 on my website and is available on all of my products for you to enjoy!
I have been having so much fun painting the last few weeks and will have more to show you soon!
What FUN things have you been up to lately?
Please leave us a note and let us know!
We cannot wait to hear all about them!

xoxox
Melissa & Archie

New Pug Painting (A78) ~ Are You Talkin’ to Me?

 

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Archie & I are so excited to show you our first new pug painting for 2012!
Pug Design A78 is now available on all of our products where you can choose your design.
I LOVE the expression on this puggy’s face!
He is surprised you could even think he would have done whatever you thinkhe has done. 🙂

I always start by sketching my painting on a piece of hemlock wood.
Then I pull out my paints and brushes and start filling in the features.
I have documented my painting process on my websitein greater detail for you to enjoy.

Here he is all done and waiting to dry. 🙂
I just love seeing them pop to life!
I never know who will show up until I put down my brush after the final stroke and step back to see!
I have been busy painting this week so I am excited to introduce you to more new faces in the coming days!
What FUN things have you been up to?
Please leave us a note and let us know!
We cannot wait to hear all about them!
xoxoxo
Melissa & R-Chee