Here’s the last three of the tiny paintings of dogs. The white chihuahua I met at a park. The sun was out and bright so when I took the photo she was looking away. The little brown dog is my chihuahua/miniature pinscher mix who was wearing her little rain jacket. She only wore it once. And the pug is another dog I met on the street who didn’t want her picture taken.
There are available for purchase at the Pence Gallery store in Davis.
“So Bright” 3 x 3 inches oil on canvas by Marlene Lee
“Please” 3 x 3 inches oil on canvas by Marlene Lee
Not Looking 3 x 3 inches oil on canvas by Marlene Lee
Every year the Pence Gallery holds the annual Garden Tour in Davis. Certain gardens are chosen for their designs and use of native Californian plants in their yards. I had an opportunity to be the artist on-site in two of these gardens.
These two paintings were from one home and were done from photographs. I attempted to paint plein air but the hot afternoon sun sweated my oils that I found difficult to work from. Painting exteriors scenes is something I normally don’t do. I think my approach here became more illustrative than painterly.
These paintings will be exhibited along with other arts done during the garden tour for the month of June at the Pence Gallery.
I was at magazine store when a man gave his rose to me. He grows them in his garden and had several on the counter while he was looking through magazines. He offered me one of the roses but wanted to guess which one I would take. He was right.