Monday, January 9, 2017

30 in 30 Challenge - Day 9 - Minotaur

Today for the "30 Paintings in 30 Days" Challenge I did Minotaur, the bull terrier. He belongs to my friend, Jean Ogden. I think he has a great face.

Don't forget to check the other paintings by the artists participating in the challenge here at Leslie Saeta's blog.

Yesterday it was bitterly cold up here at my sister's in Damariscotta, Maine, so aside from going out to church and the grocery store, we stayed in. It had snowed a bit on Saturday which made the views out her windows look really nice. Here is the first 5 x 7 painting I did looking across Church Street. The view reminded me of the scenes often selected by another artist I follow, Shari Blaukopf (, who paints a lot of "ordinary scenes" with trash cans, electric wires and poles, which are like the accessories to a scene.


  1. I went back and saw fabulous lobster, a very pretty cat and now this amazing landscape plus dog. HOW DO YOU DO IT ALL????
    I did check out Shari's blog and yes, I agree she makes the ordinary beautiful.

    1. LOL I spend a lot of time sketching...or it seems like it. Thanks.

  2. Like both of these very much. The dog has very distinct markings and I like how he is at alert. I agree with Julie, how do you do it all? Love your sketches but this one particularly of everyday life. Have you thawed out yet?

  3. Now that I'm home, I've thawed. lol Thanks so much!