My Budding Art Career

Way back in November, a friend suggested we go to a “Paint Your Pet Night” hosted by Cassie Young Dog Training (Facebook) and Erin Stagg. (Facebook) I’m not an artist!  I have a hard time painting a wall!  However, the event did interest  me and I signed up.

We sent a photo to Erin, and she prepared the canvas for us.  The image was traced out and numbers were in the various areas of the image.  The numbers indicated the shade of the colour for that section with 1 being lightest and 5 being the darkest of the colour.  For my image, I sent a picture of Able.  One of my favorite pictures of Able, I love the lighting and how bright his face is.

When the evening came, we created our masterpieces.  I did need some help with some of the details, but I did complete the painting.  I was quite happy with the result.

A few months later, there was a second party.  This time it was Luka’s turn.  Wondering how to paint a white dog on a white background, Erin suggested I do the painting as an abstract.  I loved the idea and away I went.  By the end of the night I had an awesome painting.  At least in my opinion!

For the third party, it was Roxi’s turn.  For this image, I used an old picture where she had her “serious” look.  Like Luka, the painting was an abstract.  I was also pleased with the final result.