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Calendar 2017

by Buddy on October 27, 2016

New Calendar Alert
Good news.
Anne finished the 2017 Anne Made Calendar.
To order one you do have to go to the Zazzle website which can be a  pain in the butt…
BUT it’s the way we do our calendars now.

I thought I’d show you some of my fav paintings from the calendar.
(Never before seen by the general public)

Here’s Beth and her two cats…
Harry and Clara.
Our neighbors.
When Beth is out of town I go down and check up on these two hairy beasts.
I make sure they’re getting enough to eat.

beth

Another painting from the new calendar.
It’s Cuthbert.
He loves a good box as you can see here.
cuthbert-march

Cuthbert is Pete’s cat.
I might have talked about Cuthbert before.
He’s the blind master of the Young Domain.
Anne wants to write a story about Cuthbert.

Speaking of stories…

Anne’s working on a story she’s calling ‘Dave and the Boys’.

Here they are. A man and his dachshunds…

frankie-reads-to-dave

They go everywhere together…

d-and-boys-sketch

It’s a new thing she’s trying out.
She’s changing her definition of what a portrait can be.
It can be a little story that Anne illustrates.
With paintings and drawings.
She’s grooving on this new concept.

So that’s all for now.

Glad to touch base with you from time to time.
Anne is the reluctant social net-worker so here I am writing the blog.
Just me- blabblin’ on the blog
It is my blog after all- HAH!

 

portrait info…

by Buddy on September 30, 2015

Want Anne to paint a picture of you and your dog??  Or cat!!!

dog and malamute

Well, here’s the scoop.

Commissioned paintings
Anne likes to paint on wood panels and paper.
A painting on a panel is nice because it’s ready to hang-
you don’t necessarily have to frame it.
A painting on paper you might prefer framing. 
Anne works from photos and any misc anecdotal info you would like to share about your friend. We’ll discuss what you have in mind and  then she’ll do some preliminary sketches for your approval.

Anne really enjoys including people in the composition and putting you in a familiar setting. A favorite chair for example. Anne loves chairs. Or an outdoor scenario.

Prices would may vary with the addition of multiple subjects.

Size options:
8 x 10”
10 x 10”
11 x 15”
12 x 12”
12 x 16”

On Paper (150# Arches Paper)… $250 -$350

On Wood panel… $375 – $425

exhibit_panel_grp4

If you’re interested in a larger format… Let’s talk.

A 50% payment is due to get started and the rest is due upon completion.

That’s it.

Ta Da!

lady paints cat

more portraits?

by Buddy on July 2, 2015

lady holding her petsAnne’s self-portrait with pets.

I sat down with Anne the other day to ask her some questions about her deal with portraiture. Seems she got a bit burned out on it a while ago but now she’s back. Over a cup of coffee we talked about her process and some of her new work.

Bud: So tell me, why does the portrait painting get you all jammed up? I don’t get it. You do such a very nice job.

Anne: Well, Buddy, when I take on a commission to paint the most beloved creature in someone’s life it carries a bit of weight. I want to truly immortalize this dog or cat who is so beloved. I want to capture the essence without going overboard trying to make a spitting image.

Bud: Which let’s face it, spitting images aren’t in your skill set, if you don’t mind my saying so.

Anne: No, it’s fine. it’s a fact. I render with license.

Bud: Yes, you do ‘render with license’. An apt turn of phrase I would say.

Anne: Yeah, right.

Bud: So what got you going again?

Anne: Well it started with Cuthbert… the great and revered blind as a bat cat…

blind cat

Anne: I liked the way it turned out and the recipient of said portrait was very happy with the results.

Bud: Well of course they were, why wouldn’t they be?

Anne: In the past when I’ve done portraits I get all bogged down trying too hard to please, to capture, to do a fabulous painting and I loose my spontaneity which is key to my process.

Bud: Fascinating… sort of… anyway… will you do more?

Anne: Yes, with conditions. Here’s my plan. Take on a commission asking for a 50% deposit and on completion if the customer is not happy with the painting and doesn’t want it then they don’t have to pay the rest. But this way they have to commit.

Bud: And do they get the deposit back if they don’t like it?

Anne: Hmmm. I’m thinking I’ll give them half of their deposit back. What do you think?

Bud: Nah, I say keep the whole thing. But you’re the boss. So what are you going to charge?

Anne: I’m working on a price sheet and a simple contract which I’ll post in the next few weeks.

Bud: Good, that gives you plenty of time to procrastinate. But I’m looking forward to what you come up with. It’s been grand chatting. Now, let’s get back to work.

 skinny lady with big catSam and Louise, one of Anne’s first commissioned portraits

 

 

woman seated

by Buddy on February 28, 2013

Here’s another painting of a woman and it’s kind of a composite of two of Anne’s friends. They both happen to be artists.
It’s about 5 x 5″, acrylic on water color paper. I like it okay but notice how there aren’t any cats in the picture. What up with that?

painting seated woman

 

 

frosted tips

by Buddy on August 12, 2010

cute furry dog

Another portrait for you.

It’s Marzipan as Pup. And the photo shows her all grown up. In  her boat.  I think she wins the hairdo competition.

sam and louise

by Buddy on August 9, 2010

skinny lady with big cat

This is the famous ‘Sam and Louise’ painting (of the famous Sam and the famous Louise). I thought you might be interested in seeing the photo the painting was based on. As you can see,  Anne doesn’t do a literal translation.  She does capture a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’, (excuse my french) of the subject at hand.
(Anne is uncomfortable with name dropping. she thinks it’s in poor taste. how lame is that. so I’ll tell you that it’s Louise Gluck famous poet who won the Pulitzer Surprise a few years back. I can’t link you to her blog cause she doesn’t have one)

lady holding big cat