Friday, April 25, 2008

Open the Door...

"The Red Door"
acrylic on canvas
available for sale in my Etsy Shop

This is my latest painting...a little bit of a departure from what I've been doing recently. Good to stretch those painting bones though! This was done from a photograph of our front door as the light was shining on it late one afternoon last week. Our door is sort of a deep earthy red but the light made it look "spectacular red". It really caught my eye so I ran and got the camera. I love it when when a painting comes from a passing moment like that.

And what would a Friday be without a new picture of Maisie Mayhem O'Neill?! This was taken by James the other day when he was trying out our new ultra cool travel camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5. There is actually a "pet setting" that takes shots with a very light flash. I love this shot of our little big-eared baby!

Enjoy your weekend! xox

24 comments:

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Linda!
You are amazing! I love how you create so many wonderful styles on a weekly basis! I wish I could do that! What a great shot of Miss Maisie! I cannot wait to see you tomorrow!
:) Melissa

Michele Maule said...

Love the new painting!

And that picture of Maisie is so cute. I can't believe there is a pet setting on your camera! That's genius! I think I need one :)

Rebecca said...

A pet "setting" ...wow that is great. I have heard there are cameras with shutters that can even detect smiles now.
Great painting .... also a great image to move us into weekend. Let us all open the door and get out of our studios!

Tara Ross Studios said...

yes, a pet setting, I have one too but I thought it was for pets that move around too fast. I'll have to go back and check mine. love the photo!

Shari said...

Okay... this picture is just too cool for words! I love it! I love the possibilities it suggests. Such technique, too! Maisie's looking pretty cute as well. I might just have to get that camera. Put that on our list of things to talk about, okay? Hugs, Shari

Karine said...

I LOVE the Red Door painting, Linda! It's wonderful.

Maisie looks so regal in that photograph. Dignified! Thanks for posting it. Have a great weekend, Linda!

Manon Doyle said...

Like everyone else, I think your new painting is great!

This setting on your camera is awesome. Maisie is so pretty. I've never seen this feature but I think I like it.

The Odd Bird said...

I just want to give that dog a hug.. Love the red door..

Patience-please said...

Gotta have the red door... gotta have the red door... gotta have... ***SLAP!***
Nice painting! Kisses to that Maisie nose.

Sandy said...

Fantastic door!!! I love those moments when something we see everyday, is "lit" just perfect and you captured it wonderfully.

Maise looks adorable, good shot.

sandy

CHRISTINE HUMPHRIES said...

I've always wanted a red door. I will have one some day. Great painting, Linda!

And Maisie looks positively regal in that photo; I love it!

I need a new digital camera. I just might have to look for the pet setting when I shop for one.

Have a great weekend!!!
xoxoxo

Roshanda said...

This is wonderful! I love how you took advantage of a moment. Nicely done.

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Good Morning Maisie and Linda!
Emmitt and I have tagged you for a meme. Please come by and see how to play!
XO
Melissa

Sandy Mastroni said...

Hi Linda Great paintings ....
The door the dogs the cat the vegetables the fruit ha ha what DON"T you paint ? I am going to your etsy shop and your links !
Glad I found your blog !
visit me sometime !

thorngren said...

Very nice! I had written you an e-mail with a pic of Schatzi? Did you get it?
Thanks for commenting on my blog-I do think we are on the same wave length.

Ruth Welter said...

Ow Linda, this is one of my favorites of yours...I love the red door, ajar...who know what we'll find when we step inside. It is just so lovely.

Maisie as always, is a sweetie.

Donna said...

Linda, your new painting is wonderful! I love red doors.
What a great picture of Maisie. She's so photogentic!
Hugs to you and Maisie,
Donna

Moira said...

Red door is gorgeous. And a pet setting camera is downright brilliant! Great shot, James!

kate smudges said...

Maisie looks wonderful in this picture - she has a calculating look in her eye. Might she be eyeing a particularly interesting treat or toy and trying to gauge when best to lunge for it?

I love the red of your door. That is a cool painting!

Neda said...

The MASTER COLORIST at work! Vibrant as always :)

Freshly Found said...

Love your red door painting! Bright and inviting!

Joy Logan said...

Love the door piece. Oh and hey Maisie saw my site,I have a listing for dog friendly hotels!

cowbelly said...

Wow, I have been so out of it!! Fergie and I have missed auntie Linda. Oh my gosh Linda you have no idea how much work I've done the past month. I am all caught up and have returned to normal life!

Such a treat to return to your blog and see this lovely shot of the Maizster.

And what a great painting of your door- totally captures the golden light. Lovely Linda. :-)

cowbelly said...

HEY! I just realized! That is the same camera that my dad is getting me as a late birthday gift (I've been too busy to check it out online- have to 'approve' it first, lol). Looks like it takes great shots!