Thursday, April 02, 2009

Mardi Gras Maisie!

"Where's the Party?"
12" x 12" acrylic, glass beads, ink on canvas

Hi everyone...sorry I've been awol for a week without a post. I've been working hard on this painting and the new website. I just finished the above piece yesterday for an auction that is coming up to support Bernie Berlin's A Place to Bark. About 20+ of us Dog Artists from around the country are donating an original work...with the theme, Party Animal. Can you guess who my beautiful model was? I will be back with more details on when and where you can bid on these pieces as soon as I hear more from our illustrious organizer and fellow participating Artist, Jill Beninato.

One reason it's been extra busy around here is that James and I are leaving for Hawaii this Saturday...and you KNOW how it gets before a trip! We're having a week long family reunion thingie on Maui. We're both looking forward to getting away for a bit and enjoying some nice, warm weather and no snow! Alright already with the snow!

I'll be back in touch the week after Easter Sunday. Wishing you all a wonderful spring week ahead! xox

16 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Fantastic job Linda! I'm almost finished my Party Otis!!
Have a great time In Hawaii.... lucky girl!!

Rebecca said...

Lovely work! Have fun on vacation.

Sheila said...

We did miss you but you were busy for a good cause so no worries. Love this Party Animal. You're so talented and generous.

I am jealous that you're going to Maui. I might feel better if you promise to post photos....
;o)

Leslie Moore said...

Love Maisie's mask! How mysterious! Have a great time in Hawaii. We're off to California in two weeks. Yahoo!

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Linda! You can't go wrong with Maise modeling. Hope you have a fabulous vacation! Hugs, Diane

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi linda!
oh my goodness! maisie is fabulous in her mardi gras mask! you are amazing!

hsve a wonderful vacation! i will miss you!

xoxoxo
melissa & emmitt

Ruth Welter said...

Fantastic job on tha painting Linda...it is gorgeous. I'm sure miss Maisie really loves it as well. Have a wonderful time in Hawaii....

Ruth

Jill Beninato said...

OMG!!!! I LOVE IT!!! Can't wait to see it in person...Go Maisie...Go Maisie...you are a party animal.

Garden Painter Art said...

Linda:

I've been waiting to see this painting. You had hinted at it in a previous post. It's everything that it could possibly be!

What a joy....

Have a great time in Hawaii and enjoy the sunshine.

Aloha:
Kim
Garden Painter Art

Sue said...

Hi Linda...I have been away myself for awhile and have missed so much...the new painting is adorable...love the little mask...Have a wonderful vacation in Hawaii...

Moira said...

Maisie the party girl is fantastic!

Karine said...

Hi Linda!

I love Maisie the party dog! I am also finding it VERY interesting that the art I just posted on my blog is also about Mardi Gras. Hmmm... I guess great minds DO think alike!

You're going to my old stomping grounds!!! Maui! Where we lived for almost four years. How fantastic! Have a great time, and say hello to the ocean for me.

CHRISTINE HUMPHRIES THROCKMORTON said...

As I type this on a dark and dreary day in New Jersey, I'm thinking of you in Maui. I hope you are having a blast!!

This portrait of Maisie is fabulous. She looks so great against that violet....and I want that mask for myself!

XOXO

NeereAnDear said...

Stopping by to say hello!! its been a long time ...I know.... between computer problems for over a month and..... other things of the utmost importance that took top priority .... I just havent had much of a desire to blog... or go blog reading... however... this little stinker of mine... you know the one.... she said .... write to Maise and Linda right now!! So here I am ....

do hope you enjoy the Hawaii trip... I did have fun catching up on all the old posts.... fabulous!!

LOTS OF HUGS AND SOME SLOPPY WETS FROM PJ FOR YOU AND MAISE

HUGS
JO

2DogStudio said...

Have a great trip! Sounds wonderful!! Happy Easter to you and yours, Wendy

Sandy said...

Wow, great painting, so colorful and Maise makes a great model.