Rachael Rossman's Studio Blog

I'm a mom. I'm an artist. I clean up a lot of messes.

Assembly Line February 15, 2010

Filed under: Art,Dogs,Painting on Yupo,Pet Portraits,Watercolor — rachaelrossman @ 9:43 pm

For the past week, I’ve had a regular assembly line going in my studio. Today I  have two paintings in progress and four or five on deck. I even had to break down and buy another drawing board, some clipboards and a filing system to keep myself organized. How soon until I can justify a housekeeper?

Send coffee.

Some of the paintings I’m working on are gifts that people have ordered for special occasions. That means I can’t post them anywhere publicly until they’ve been, well, gifted. I learned that lesson the hard way.

Here’s one that I just finished for a delightful customer; as far as I can tell, all parties involved are aware of its existence so I can show you, too. As many of my paintings are, this is a memorial to her dog Mia (right) who is pictured with another dog of theirs, Ralf. I hope to also paint some of their puppies in the future and they’ve sent me some very cute pics. I mean, who doesn’t love puppies?


Title: Ralf and Mia

Completed: February 15, 2010

Soundtrack: k.d. lang, All You Can Eat

Beverage: Diet Coke


2 Responses to “Assembly Line”

  1. What a nice way to remember a pet. We take our dogs to the farmer’s market and a photographer snapped their pix. He photoshopped it so it looked like a painting and it is beautiful. My doggy love of my life was in the picture and she had already passed away when we got it. He takes pictures for fun not profit and wouldn’t take any money so I gave him one of my paintings. He and his wife were really happy. And so was I.

  2. Molly Says:

    So very special to all of us!!

    Yes, we will definitely have the puppies done – it is just a matter of when.

    I will link to this post when I receive the portrait and have it prominently displayed on my wall (trying to be patient….trying to be patient…..)

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