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Damn! Damn! And Damn Again!

I seem to not be having much success with my artwork these days.  First the dogs, and now this.  My Welcome to Spring piece is not up to my somewhat perfectionist standards.  Grrr.

So,while I rethink this, I will share with you a spring drawing I made a few years, back when I lived in NYC.  Our sky was blank after 9/11.  To see the Freedom Tower going up, in the early spring, gave me hope.  I forgot what the title to this was..but here it is!

Who Let the Dogs Out?

 

I’m going to have to put the dog project on the back burner.  The opportunity at the veterinarian hospital seems to be dead in the water.  I may yet be called back, but I’m tired of the run around I seem to be getting.  Pffft.

What season is this?  It was 82 degrees Friday, down to the 30’s today.  The calendar says spring, but we’re getting summer and winter weather.  I’m seriously confused.

I took a break and went down to Pennsylvania to visit a friend.  No artwork done, but many good ideas from the farm county there.

So, in hopes that like attracts like…here’s a summer drawing.

 

“The Campus”

a 20 x 16 inch original drawing on archival rag paper with lightfast colored pencil.

$200.00

Give My Regards to Broadway

Yesterday was the opening of the Pet Art Show, at the Bott Shoppe in Mamaroneck, NY.  If you’re interested in seeing the show, the address is 172 East Boston Post Road.  Besides the show, the Bott Shoppe, has an art studio, classes and art related items in its store.  If you are in the area, it’s an interesting store, with lots of stuff to buy and browse.

I had a great time at the opening, especially having conversations about NYC, what has happened there since I left, and discussions of the art world in general.

And as a former New Yorker, I thought I’d make the trip so easily, and wow, I’m so tired.  In case you’ve never been there, in New York City you walk a lot.  I mean A LOT.  It’s a car unfriendly city, especially Manhattan.  I remember long ago, before I lived there, I wondered why New Yorkers were so slim.  Now I know, all that walking.

However, I’m out of shape, and I no longer  have the stamina I used to.  My legs are sore today.

Speaking of Pet Art, I’ve still got the Guardian Animal Hospital in Brewster on hold.  I’ve no idea where it’s going, I’m not having much luck getting through to them.  Speaking of not know where somethings going, spring seems to be on hold, too.

I’m itching to get started on some art other than dog portraits.  I have an old drawing, I did when I was still living in Greenwich, CT.  Trust me, that’s old.  I really like it, but sometimes, I’m not the best judge of my own work.  Maybe it’s a little too much Thomas Kinkaide-ian?

Anyway, I’m thinking of updating it, and doing it again for a good spring drawing.

So, Happy Landscapes in the meantime!

Coming Soon! Dogs!

I have a veterinarian hospital interested in my work, in a town that’s right over the state border.  That’s Brewster, NY.  If anyone of my readers is old enough to remember the TV show, “That Girl’, the Marlo Thomas character lived in Brewster before she moved to NYC.  It’s a very pleasant little town.

Anyway, enough of old TV shows.  The veterinarians are looking for artwork to decorate the waiting rooms…a cat room and a dog room.  As you can tell….I’ve got the cat room covered.  Dogs, not so much…haven’t drawn a lot of dogs.  After all, I have an inner cat, not an inner dog.

The only dog drawings I can think of are these:

In memorial of a good friend’s pet who left to go over the Rainbow Bridge:

And one I did as a commission for a charity. Unfortunately, nowhere can I find my digital copy of it.

But, back to cats….there’s one I forgot about.  It’s this one, called “Kitten”

Not one of my favorites, but here’s a closeup of the kitten:

 

So, expect me to be doing a lot of dog pictures soon.  Also, remember the Bott Shoppe I showed in in Mamaroneck, NY?  There’s going to be a Pet Art Show on April 11, at 172 East Boston Post Road. I will have a drawing of a cat in it.  Sorry, dog lovers.

Happy St. Gertrude’s Day!

St. Gertrude of Nevilles to be precise.  Not St. Gertrude the Great, that’s another story.

One thing about being born on St. Patrick’s Day…everyone asks if you’re Irish.  I’m not.  However, being born on the Patron Saint of Cat’s Day makes sense.  Anyone who has known me even a little while, knows I love cats.

So much so, I’ve done several drawings of them:

There’s one very sweet cat of ours that I never got around to drawing. In the interest of all cats, here’s “Odalisque”

And of course my logo:

 

Thank you for attending this parade of cats in honor of St. Gertrude’s Day!  Also, in honor of my birthday.

And Changing My Mind Back…

It’s still wintry around here.  We had the bomb cyclone yesterday, gray skies today.  No daffodils.  No forsythia.  No crocus.  Spring is not in a hurry to get here.

So, paper is on order and I worked on the cloudy day drawing I originally intended.

So, is it moody…or is it just plain depressing.  I’m going to give it a rest, while you give it some thought.

Here’s “Cloudy Day in the Park”

While We’re Waiting..

I did that cheerful early spring drawing, and now….IRL, we’re back to grey, dull, cloudy days.  Anything spring-like I’d have to fake, and that never turns out well.  So, I wonder, can I portray beauty in the dismal days?

I once tried doing a painting of Park Avenue in New York City on a cloudy day.  I thought I’d make it look dramatic and moody.  Instead, it turned out pretty depressing, just as it looked the day I took the photo.

So, I’m going back over my work to see…what have I done on cloudy and/or rainy days?

While I still lived in NYC, I did a drawing from a photo I took with a flip-phone.  This is it, clouds in the late afternoon.  The sky is clearing after a rainstorm.

Then much later, just as I was moving to Connecticut, I saw this view of clouds surrounding a double rainbow.

So, now I’m wondering…can I go back and do a drawing of a cloudy day, making it look moody and not depressing?  We shall see……