“Warm”

Summertime

“Warm”

I live in Rode Island.

A couple of months ago, Rhode Island updated it’s motto to “Warm and Cool”.
Though it’s the smallest state in the nation, it has a large coastal area and a couple of Islands.
Being in the North, we experience all the seasons.
Rhode Island does pride itself on it’s beaches and water activities.
Our girls are at an overnight camp that enjoys waterfront activities on a large pond in southern RI.

Before they left for their adventure at camp, we took in some summer fun activities.
Hiking an Audubon trail
Watching the sun go down at R. Wheeler beach
Blueberry picking and pie making

I’m happy to report also I’ve been busy doing some pet portraits.  Business has warmed up.
I’ve enjoyed bringing out each persona of each dog.
An sweet energenic Spaniel
A lovely white golden retriever
and a multi-colored Boxer that’s face just makes one smile.
Below in Featured Art product I share the Boxer.

Enjoy

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“Mosby, Boxer”
Pastel

Interested in a portrait.
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Le Cadeau du Cheval
Several artists in the Equine Art Guild were a part of this unique tribute to the horse. Click on the image above to read all about it and the artists who participated in it’s creation, as well as see where it will be coming to a location near you in the coming year!

Soldier Portraits
Darla Dixon organized a group of artists who will create no-charge compassionate portraits for the families who have lost a loved one in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. We are looking for artists to join our efforts, and also for non-artists who will help spread the word about this free service and token of our gratitude to families who have sacrificed so much.”
For more information, contact Darla (darla@darladixon.com) or visit SoldierPortraits.org.

Spring has sprung

Happy Spring

Spring has Sprung

First day of Spring was Monday, March 20.

I’ve been seeing some signs of spring.

I spotted some long, green leaves in the front near the bushes.  They look to be the daffidol leaves that I’ve gotten to know. So I’m looking forward to the next steps over the next couple of weeks, where the flower stem produces it’s blosom and it eventually opens.

Another wonderful event happened at the farm where I volunteer with a therapeutic riding program.
One of the boarders at the farm had a pregnant mare.
A horse’s gestation period is about 11 months.
Recently, She looked quite round and ready to foal.
She gave birth to her foal the day of the March 8th blizzard.
Babies are cute.  And this little foal was definitely very cute.
I enjoyed seeing the foal.

I’d seen some foals before.
Years ago, when I was taking riding lessons at Haskins Farm in Berkly, MA, they had a Quarter Horse stallion and breeding services.  They had one or two mares at the farm that were bred and had foals each year.
The students and I loved to go see the foals.  We’d peek in the stalls to have a look at foals.

One of the broodmares at the farm would later be placed in the riding program.  “Miss545” aka “Missy”.
I would get the chance to ride her in lessons and in the barn’s shows.  I loved riding and showing with her. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun.
She did get bred again to the stallion.  She had a filly, female foal.
Yet after that birth “Missy” developed a stifle problem, so was retired from the program.
She was sold to a good home.

Here’s a Pastel portrait of “Missy” and her filly.

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the gift horse mosaic

Le Cadeau du Cheval
Several artists in the Equine Art Guild were a part of this unique tribute to the horse. Click on the image above to read all about it and the artists who participated in it’s creation, as well as see where it will be coming to a location near you in the coming year!

Soldier Portraits
Darla Dixon organized a group of artists who will create no-charge compassionate portraits for the families who have lost a loved one in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. We are looking for artists to join our efforts, and also for non-artists who will help spread the word about this free service and token of our gratitude to families who have sacrificed so much.”
For more information, contact Darla (darla@darladixon.com) or visit SoldierPortraits.org.

Touching Lives with Art

“Touching lives with Art ”

Within the past month I did a couple of portraits that I was commissioned to do.
Though each commission had it’s own situation, there was a strong feeling and reminder of how art has the power of connecting and bringing people together in the most wonderful and amazing way.

The first portrait was a gift to a neighbor’s family member who had a dog for a number of years. This woman had recently bought a house in the neighborhood.  So there was a double celebration- wonderful dog of 9 yrs and a house.
To add to this experience was the fact that my family has gotten to know these wonderful folks and met this little dog back when he was a puppy.  Our girls just love him.
So creating a portrait of this dog was even more special.
The family presented the gift to her at the “dog b-day”- “house warming” party.
Everyone was very moved by the portrait I created.
And I was very touched by it all too.

Wonderful Karma moving around.

Oh, yet there was more good karma swirling in this time.

Second portrait was a soldier portrait.
I offer a service for military families to do a memorial portrait of a family member that died while serving our country.
This “Soldier Portrait project” was actually started by another artist I knew in a Pencil portrait group. Though this artist found she couldn’t continue running this project, I chose to continue on doing these portraits and project.
I have done at least 3 portraits along the way.

This one is my fourth.
I receive the information from a form that is filled out by client.  I then email and touch base with them.
Over and over these portraits have brought out poignant moments.
There is the discussion with the client about the portrait and the military person…  details on medium and size.
Collecting any other info necessary.
I create the portrait.
I send a thumbnail image for the client to review.
Then prepare with much care to send it to the family.
Throughout the process of  connecting, talking, creating and sharing there are moments that bring out the best in each other.

And of course I’m grateful to the good karma back to me in response.  A circle of positive energy.

“That’s awesome.  Thank you.” 

Nothing better than spreading positive karma to others where needed.

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Le Cadeau du Cheval

Several artists in the Equine Art Guild were a part of this unique tribute to the horse. Click on the image above to read all about it and the artists who participated in it’s creation, as well as see where it will be coming to a location near you in the coming year!

 

 

Soldier Portraits
Darla Dixon organized a group of artists who will create no-charge compassionate portraits for the families who have lost a loved one in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. We are looking for artists to join our efforts, and also for non-artists who will help spread the word about this free service and token of our gratitude to families who have sacrificed so much.”

For more information, contact Darla (darla@darladixon.com) or visit SoldierPortraits.org.

Recent Dog portrait commission

Here’s a recent Dog portrait commission.

A gift to the owner of this dog.

Not only had this owner had her dog, who is very much the furry member of the family, for 9 yrs, but this owner bought a house recently.  This was a combination birthday party for dog and house homing gift.

This portrait is displayed loving on the mantle in the living room.

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