Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Please enjoy our blog and take advantage of some of the airedale merchandise we carry. Our book is the number 2 Airedale book on Amazon.com. We also just joined the Airedale Webring. If you have any questions don't hesitate to write to us. Here's a link to our book on Amazon.com. Let us know what you think!
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Now whats this about? Obviously Miss Barbara has been shanghaied by some Grayhound people! This is Zooey and this painting is quite a large painting. Miss Barbara works smaller usually but this painting (20 x 22 inches) was fun to paint and Miss Barbara did a fabulous job!
Miss Barbara gets a lot of requests for commission work now that she's slowed down a bit. Sooooo.... she's painting some other breeds. Maybe her next book will have some of her other paintings of other dogs as well as more Airedale paintings!
She also did another painting of an Airedale which I will post soon. Our cafepress store is zooming right along just as it does every Christmas. And now Miss Barbara is doing a Christmas commission. Hope all is well with all of those who love doggies...
Oh and thank you to those of you bid on the "Miss Barbara Paints the Airedale Terrier" book it was a success and ATRA is receiving a nice tidy sum of about $23.00 to help pay for rescue dogs and their upkeep.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Ok, now we're in business! Here's our LINK to Amazon.com and our new book! If you do buy through this link, please leave a review so that our book will be noticed by more Airedalers. We'll start adding in new paintings here as time permits. We will be showing Airedales and other dogs as well. We're going to be spending some time designing our new book, which will be a childrens book. Probably you can read it to your 'Dales also. If any of you have any great images of your dogs Airedales or otherwise, please email them to us. If you don't have our email addy just email everything to email@example.com.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Hi all! Well we did it! We finally were able to publish our first book. I wrote the text and Barbara (of course), supplied the Airedale Pictures. We put 50 different paintings into our book with comments under each. In the book we celebrate the Airedales wonderful sense of fun and it's loving and forgiving nature. Here's a link to buy the book, available through Amazon.com's subsidiary, Createspace.com. We're also excited because it turns out that we will also be shown in the Amazon marketplace as well.
And here's the cover image.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
It was valentine's day. And mom had up the valentine quilt, the rug, the heart stencil on the door and the roaring fire in the fireplace so that things were nice and toasty. Also for a valentine gift Maggie and Mitch shared a little stuffed airedale puppy toy! Isn't life just wonderful when you have such a kindly and sweet mom!
This was my latest commission for Maggie and Sue. I really enjoyed going "wild" with some patterns, colors and forms. This is more my impressionist or "folky style" of painting.
Monday, February 18, 2008
With springs promise of summer days fast appoaching I decided to post one of my favorite paintings. I love pink, and lavender.... Oh and airedales and ICE CREAM! Apparently so did this florida airedale whose photo inspired me. Many of the airedale's best qualities are on display here. First there is sillyness, then there is sweetness, then there is kissyness, and finally let's not forget big pink tongues and huge wet black noses!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
In my opinion, airedale terriers are the most loyal, lovey, and kissy dogs of any breed! In this painting I wanted to show some of that true deep inner loveyness of the airedale. He or she will live or die for you. Can you see it in this face?
Saturday, February 9, 2008
As a fine art student , I always loved the impressionists. They were not always acurate in drawing, but their colors were most always beautiful.
So when I paint, I try to make my paintings with a combination of realism and impressionism.
In the background of this painting I tried to capture a bit the feeling of Van Gogh's great painting of sunflowers. I also tried to paint the Airedale a little less realistic, but with more impressionic color ( yet with enought realism , that no one would mistake it for some other type of dog).
To me Sunflowers are so cheerful, delightful and fun. These are some ot the same qualities Airedales have, so to my mind they go together perfectly. Both are a joy and filled with the zest to reach as high a point in adventure as they can go.
Of course, I have to use other peoples Airedale photos now, so I do try to capture each airedales personality and markings. So if you ever wonder, why did she put a black hair there????? Its usually because that is where it is on the dog who was the model. :-)
Saturday, February 2, 2008
This is my lastest painting, a commission. It is of a very sweet Airedale named Putter, on a snowy day. She is on a fenced in porch, but seems to be asking mom, if they can go out and roam in the snow.
I have a feeling mom can't resist that cute face.
I will be putting up tons of paintings I have done, for all you Airedale lovers and you can find my e-mail address in the link, if you wish to commission a painting of your dog.
I do other breeds of course, but since we had an Airedale that was the love of our life, I find that Airedale people come to me, because they can see the love I have for Airedales.
I do love all dogs, but Shama (my girl), was my once in a lifetime special dog.
If you click on my images you will go to my cafepress store.... http://www.cafepress.com/airedalegallery
My email address for commissions is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any comments on my paintings I will write you back. Miss Barbara