I also added a few new pieces to my gallery, Rufio the Napoleon Mastiff and also Wilson a Cockapoo. Rufio was so much fun to paint with his endless amount of wrinkles and also his owner and I put together some ideas of adding metallic silver paint to his painting, which doesn't show too much in the picture, but I promise it is there. We also discussed the background and she is a fun lady with bold tastes, so we went with the lime green blended into the bright yellow. She also posted his painting on his website called Rufio's Rumblings. You can find the link on my "My Fav Links" page. Wilson was also a lot of fun to paint and he had the cutest face. I first painted his background in a popping 2 tone yellow so that his owner could see what it would look like, but we ended up finalizing the piece with this soft green/blue background that I think works equally as well. I made sure to blend a lime green with a soft turquoise and then used a hint of blue around the edges to draw back in the blue tones of his coat.
I have so many different types of breeds on my list to paint that I am very excited to start showing you all the next couple of pieces. I also have a new painting that will include more than just one subject, it will include 3 dogs and a dog house and a few extra special touches. That one is going to a client that will be opening up a new doggie daycare center and I am honored to be a part of her shop and have my painting as a representation of her new store. I also will be painting a monkey as well! My first monkey to be a part of the My Paw Portrait gallery. If you were following the March Madness contest, then you would remember Kumiko Jade, the monkey that won week 3 for the most "like" votes.
Some upcoming events are also going coming into effect. On May 15th, I will be attending another Austin Pets Alive! event out here in Austin, TX to help support my local rescue organization. I am donating the painting of "Monty" the beautiful chocolate lab on a 12x16 canvas towards their silent auction since the last piece I donated "Sleepy Head" helped raise a lot of money. The event is called the Wagathon Walkathon (I have all the information on my home page) and I will be outside in the courtyard of The Galleria Mall with a photographer here in Austin, Angela Lozano, to help promote both of our products and some package pricing for the two of us. I was really upset today because I was going to have a photo shoot with her shooting my dog Ruccus and I, but unexpectedly I discovered my ceiling was leaking and then did some Sherlock Holmes investigating and found out my AC went out and is still leaking even after I turned it off- so no photo shoot today, but sometime soon. And when I do the shoot, I will for sure be posting the pictures on my website as well on my Facebook page with her link if you are interested in working with this brilliant photographer!
So May has not even popped up yet, but there are so many projects to be done and I am just super excited to get started and post some work in progress photo's for you all, so please stay tuned to both my Facebook page as well as my painting gallery on my site to see some new and exciting pieces!