This is Baxter.
He was recently fostered by Guy's son and now he is fully adopted.
We have been happily watching him for the past 10 days.
He is partially blind and we are still trying to figure out how much he can really see. He bumps into things a lot, but other than that he maneuvers quite well through the obstacle course we call home. When he plays, he throws out both paws to kind of feel his way around. He is about the sweetest and cutest dog on the planet - right up there with Chumley and Frida. Because he can't see very well, he twists his head a lot and it is completely and totally disarming.
Tonight is the closing show reception for my companions show from 6-9!!
Also, I am on the cover of ENCORE Magazine this week!!
This is Julie. She was a stray in Greece, rescued and brought to Vermont to her permanent home.
I didn't know this, but the incidents of animal cruelty and abuse have reached epidemic
proportions in countries like Greece where, culturally, companion and
working dogs are not regarded as they are here in The United States,
Canada and most parts of Europe. Without humane societies or animal shelters, or any kind of spay/neuter system thousands of homeless Greek dogs do their best to survive on the streets,
beaches and rugged countryside. They are unwanted, unloved and
considered common pests, especially during tourist season, when the
international community might bear witness to Greece’s “dirty little
secret.” Though technically against the law, dogs and puppies are
routinely poisoned, shot, beaten, drown and hung as means of population
control. Perpetrators are rarely identified and almost never
Just wanted to get a small painting done before I get on the commissions I haven't been able to do because of all the "getting' ready for the show" stuff.
Speaking of the show - it was quite a hit!
There were lots of people and I was so happy with the way the paintings looked hanging together in one space. My family came up to see the show, which made it even more special.
Here are some photos from that night…
(It will be open until March 28th if you still want to see it)
Today in had a bit of a breakthrough. I have discovered the amazing Zorn palette! A friend of mine told me about it awhile ago and I thought it was pretty crazy that you can get a range of colors from just yellow ochre, ivory black, cadmium red & white. So tonight, I cleared off my palette and started anew. For this limited palette, I felt such a sense of freedom! Not sure why, but I think with so many colors to choose from, I was feeling anxiety and pressure to "pump up the color". And then I realized, I'm not a colorful person - If you look at my closet, it's mostly black, grays, browns and I like it that way - don't get me wrong, I love a splash of color, but very limited.
I LOVE this palette and will be exploring this much, much more.
I am so excited!!! Can you tell?
For those of you who are not familiar with Anders Zorn, here is some information on him: