In September I attended the Riverside Art Museum fundraiser ‘Art Bark in the Park’. Selected artists had been given a metal dog to paint on and they were auctioned or sponsored as a fundraiser for the museum.
The reception was held in White Park in Downtown Riverside one warm evening. There were a lot of dogs there. I was really surprised how many.
All dogs were well behaved!
Oh look. Jeni and a Beagle. It inevitably has the poem about dogs painted into it.
Some dogs were painted on the back too (mine is the colorful one in the middle)
The crowd matched the amount of dogs
No on had to pick up after their dog! The perfect pooch.
Riverside Art Museum is holding a fundraiser called Art Bark in the Park to which I applied and was assigned a pup. I decided to paint the pup in oil – a skyscape with lawns on the bottom of each paw with dogs on, and my sonnet about dogs painted into the clouds. So far I’ve done the sky and the lawns. I will need to wait a week or so until that is dry enough to add the dogs and poems. I didn’t know until I picked up the dog that I was getting a beagle.
The blank canvas. I’d had to fix the undercoat in a few places. The difference in undercoat color won’t affect the painting.
My fellow artist Mary Foote came over to see this as a demo so took some photos of me in action
I was showing Mary how to blend clouds in oil
Photographed this one at an angle to get the entire dog in.
And it’s possible to paint on the back, so I have another canvas to dream up!
I arrived at the reception for the Riverside Art Museum Membership show later than intended (ah, traffic in Temecula) and just caught the tail end of the awards. Ran into a friend of mine – r. mike nichols. He hadn’t won an award, and neither had I, apparently, but his friend Mike had. Here are some images from the show.
Did you guess which one was mine? It’s the one behind the pig’s ear….. Actually I kinda like that pig.