Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Mixed Media Mutts

"Briar"
original is mixed media on paper
print now available in my Etsy Dog Shop

Hello on this hot Colorado Tuesday! I don't know if many of you remember the dog drawings that I used to do like these two? I used Caran d'Ache crayons, pen, pencil, paint and collage on watercolor paper. I still do them occasionally and really enjoy the process plus I tend to bring in my abstract work in the backgrounds a bit more.

These are two of my favorites that I did a few years back. I especially enjoyed working on Briar, the Service Dog for the Hearing Impaired...plus I've always loved Cattle Dogs!

Back soon with a portrait of a .....? Can you guess?

"Three Sweet Dogs"
original is mixed media on paper
print now available in my Etsy Dog Shop

14 comments:

Rebecca said...

I remember Briar! I think I bought some cards wit him from you or you sent me some ... I dunno, but he was on my bulletin board for years. I adore that piece, it has such great yummy colors and a fun mixed media look.

Rebecca said...

Ha, I totally had to go snag the print ... he needs to be back on my office walls again. And I got to be the 1st sell in your brand new shop. Yipppeee.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Linda,
What a great pet artist you are!
I'd like to see these in real life, pity you live soo far away.
Hugs,
Anna

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi linda!
oh these are fabulous! i love that you have all this art that i have never seen. you are so amazing!
your dog shop looks wonderful!

Manon Doyle said...

These are terrific Linda! It's a blast to use all those yummy supplies isn't it?

CHRISTINE HUMPHRIES THROCKMORTON said...

These are fantastic! So colorful. I love using Caran d'Ache crayons! They are great for monoprints, and for watercolor when you're not a good watercolorist (like me!). Cattle dogs are awesome; I love Briar especially!

Vik said...

Hi Linda, great job!

Diane said...

Oh Linda....I LOVE Briar. This is one of my favorites.The colors are fabulous..especially his ears. Absolutely & positively stunning!!!
Hugs, Diane

Ruth Welter said...

I love these pieces Linda...they are fabulous.

You are a busy portrait lady so I cannot guess who you'll be painting next but I'll have to wait and see.

Hugs.

Ruth

Susan Tuttle said...

your mixed-media mutts are magnificent!!!

:)

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

These are great, Linda! I love the abstract backgrounds.

Hugs,
Donna

NeereAnDear said...

SOOOO AWESOME!!! You amaze me with the fascinating collages you make.... and to do it with dogs too... so neat...

I have been lax in the posting department again.. . shame on me.... got a lot going on ...including picking up my paint brushes again....

You inspire me... I love your work so much

PJ SAYS HI AND SHE SENDS KISSES TO MAISE
And of course... LOTS OF HUGS FROM ME
JO

Sandy Mastroni said...

I love Briar
I have to try those crayons someday !

Sue said...

Hi Linda....love this print...reminds me of three of my old dogs....Sissy...Buster the black mut and Gunther the golden...three wonderful animals that will always be part of our family......I love your bunny too!!