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Reigning Dogs & Cats


16 x 20 inches, Oil on Board

No, this painting is not finished... but darn close.  This is the stage where I can loose the freshness and so I'm almost afraid to proceed.  Because of this fear, yesterday I started a painting of my other doggie, Cookie:

Cookie, 12 x 16 inches, Oil on Board

This is the initial lay-in and I just love what I captured here.  So I thought I was on a roll until I stopped my painting day and ended up with this:

I ended up with some of this piece being overworked.  I do plan on finishing both of my puppy-dog paintings today.  I'm going to conquer my fear of finishing these pieces by showing that inner voice of fear the door out of my studio.


  1. I am the overworking queen! Give yourself a break. I don't see that either painting is losing it's freshness. They're both charming. If you want to make yourself feel better, go to my blog and look at 'Murphy'. Also, I'm amazed at how well you - and the others have done with the challenge on DPW this week.


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