Dog Tired ~~ Painting a Dog a Day by Kimberly Kelly Santini

ABOVE: "Dog Tired," 12" square, portrait of an English Bull Terrier puppy, done in Golden Open Acrylics on canvasboard, available for purchase for $599. Inquiries may come to me.

This is another girl that has been languishing in the studio for well over a year (pictured below), waiting for me to ante up and finish her.

The mullion shadows on the green and purple carpet went out the door, as did the dark wall. I corrected the hyperextended leg and added reflections and bounced color into her body (a trick I didn't know how to do in 2009!).

I tend to focus primarily on what I don't yet know, so this exercise was a great confidence builder and a super reminder of how far I've come the last few years.

Thanks so very much for following along with my artwork!

Snow Day!

It would seem that the majority of the United States is dealing with inclement weather due to the storm system currently making it's way east.

We got about 10" of snow overnight, with another 2 more predicted by nightfall. This is considerably less that what was forecasted, and we are grateful.

Especially when we see and hear what other communities are dealing with. Yikes.

Too bad we can't clone Finnigan, the amazing wonder dog. He takes his snow removal responsibilities very seriously.

He herded falling snow all night (ie he was SUPPOSED to be going outside to potty, but got distracted by the snow, so not much potty-ing happened despite the multiple trips out). This morning Finni was terribly eager to help shovel. He then capped off the afternoon by aiding in constructing the gi-mungous snow fort pictured above. And he's still got plenty of energy left. We, on the other hand, are whipped.

So who wants him next?

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