A Relaxing Day in My Studio

Painting relaxes me in a way little else does, and sometimes I just can’t (or don’t want to) put down my brushes for hours at a time. Last night I painted until late and today I spent this sunny day in my bright studio playing with a variety of subjects and styles.

Bearded Collies– I’m in the mood to paint shaggy dogs

An elegant adult in the snow

Fuzzy Beardie puppy

A Bible verse I was meditating on

African Wild Dog sketch using a photo of Arielle’s. The dog was sitting in a puddle of water.

Valentine’s flowers from Stephen in different light and in different styles.

At night under artificial lighting

In natural daylight– it fascinates me the way blue flowers, especially, look different in different lighting.

3 Replies to “A Relaxing Day in My Studio”

  1. What a wonderful variety of painting sketches Melissa! Both Irises are lovely, Your dogs as usual are wonderful and I think your little wild dog is toooo cute! You are enjoying yourself so much now… just don't stop cause you're on a roll!

  2. Thank you, Debbie! I always appreciate your comments, specially on African animal sketches. I hope you feel inspired soon; your work always gets me eager to pick up my brushes. 🙂

  3. Hey

    Melissa look at you painting. I love your dog ones. Oh I wanted to tell you too, that you have one gorgeous family.
    I've rewarded you with the Sunshine Award, please stop by my blog to receive it.