The dog is Hilary and the cat is Chester. Hilary's painting will be up for auction at the East Bay SPCA fundraiser event GROWL, MEOW and WINE Festival on October 2nd. Last year Chester was auctioned off. I am also donating 3 custom pet portraits. The East Bay SPCA serves Alameda and Contra Costa County. Everyone's on a budget but if you can support, it is a great organization. If you would like to buy a ticket to the event click here.
On Friday, I went to a plein aire class with Tim Horn (I worship his abilities) at Ft. Mason in the city. As we were packing up, my friend Sylvie agreed to pose for me while I took photos of her in the community garden. I have wonderful friends! This is a 5x7, acrylic on canvas. SOLD
Rose is my next door neighbor. She too lives aboard her boat. She has been a great friend and we have really lucked out with her baking abilities! She is so nice and was agreeable about posing for me. I had just bought these parasols at the fair. They make for a wonderful halo. I chose this composition to do the rectangle exercise posted on Daily Paint Works. It is a 6x6 acrylic on gessobord. I call it a study because this was practice. I plan on making a larger work sometime in the future. SOLD