Category: Dog Art

“Zoe” Pit Bull Boxer Mix

Here is the Beautiful Zoe I created for my cousin Rebecca. This is Pen & Ink with Acrylics on Animation Cell.

I start with a photo then I ink the drawing then I paint on the back of the cell like you would if you were painting on glass from front to back.

Layering the colors and textures down you can see the different tones I used.

Here is the final piece “Zoe” 11″ x 14″ Pen & Ink with Acrylics on Animation Cell. Call me & we’ll create one of your little baby!

“Tank” the sweet Pit Bull

 

Here is my Cousin Daniel’s dog “Tank” that I painted for him for his Birthday!
This is an 11″ x 14″ matted & framed Pen & Ink with Acrylics on Animation Cell.
I love doing these animation cell paintings. The materials are fun to use, and I’m always delighted by the results.
I’ve always loved drawing with the pen & ink,  you can achieve some beautiful lines with it. The only disadvantage of this technique is that you have to paint backwards so you have to think carefully what you want to see first. Also, its very important that each layer be completely dry or some of the paint will peel off. Its tricky, but once you understand how each of the materials work together its so fun.
You can see the different steps to creating one of these pieces below.
Hope you try it out. If you have any questions please let me know I would love to help  🙂

“Katie & Piggy”

The process for one of my Commission Portraits starts with a picture of a beloved pet  and a story. My client’s name is Jen & she wanted me to paint her twin sister’s furry kid named Katie Scarlet. Katie is quite the Diva & Queen of the house, so in her portrait, she must have  a sparkly crown for her to wear. She also wanted me to include her stuffed toy “Piggy” because she is obsessed with it. Jen sent me the pictures of what she wanted & I sketched out what she described. I suggested to her to write down some words & sentences that mean something to her and sister, because I would include them in the Portrait. These are the Words that she chose:  Toonsy , Katie Bird, Scarlett, Princess, Miami, Notre Dame , South Bend, I bark for the Irish and everything else for that matter!, Cartoon dog, Landie Loo-that’s who!, MLK Day, Piggy, Our birthday, First love, You didn’t want to live in London anyway, More treats!, Nanny Pam, It’s all about me, Mommy      Daddy, Love, Devotion, Stubborn, Best Friend Companion, My Heart   Sister My Best Friend My Sister, Who do I Love, Endless Devotion, Heart, Love, I want, Sisterly Love , Twins, Forever Yours. I thought about how I would incorporate all these words & my solution was to create Katie with them, since it is what makes up their relationship. Keeping the background simple, using similar value tones & creating a horizontal pattern, I thought it would feel quiet next to Katie who would be so detailed and busy, plus I wanted her to be the focal point.   I made a little video of the photos I took while I was painting it & added some subtitles so you could know what I was doing. Hope you like it & inspires you to do a Mixed Media piece.

 

Here is the Picture of Katie Scarlet, the sketch and my work space.

Here is part of the process, with these mixed media paintings you want to start placing the papers from farthest background to the foreground. Make sure you think about the structure of your subject matter and place the papers in that direction, because if you don’t, your subject will look flat.

Here is the final piece. The crown is very glittery, using very sparkly beads and glitter.

My client loved it!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think, or if you have any questions I would love to help 😀

The Painted Trail Community Project

 

My Friend Elizabeth St. Hilare Nelson told me about this great Community Project that she was participating in called Paint the Trail, and invited me to join in. So my husband Kent (who did an amazing time lapse video- click on his name to see it) &  I went to Orlando to pick up some fence panels to paint.

Jeff is the Mastermind behind this wonderful project that has really taken off his motto is “Bringing the community together along the Seminole County Trail through artwork.”

Check out his FB page here https://www.facebook.com/painttheseminoletrail?fref=ts so you can see what wonderful art is being created.

If you want to see a terrific interview with Jeff check him out he was in the news on myfoxorlando.com

He has gotten a lot of fabulous media, and the project has really taken off. We are honored to be a part of this and we are probably going to do a few more panels. Its fun and enjoyed by so many.

If you want to participate in this project and paint a fence panel contact Jeff.

You can paint your own design, or if you are not an artist, but want to paint one, he will give you a panel that has the drawing on it color coded it (like a paint by numbers) and you can do one too.

 

 

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

 

Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms & Grandmas out there!!!
Here is a card I made in your honor. If you would like to send this card to a wonderful Mom you know please click on MothersDayCard and you will have a pdf file version of this card ready to print and give out to the mom’s you love.
My gift to you 🙂
Enjoy! and Remember to give her lots of hugs!

The Story!

 

Here is a Portrait of Lucy a very sweet Great Dane that I had the honor of painting. My client told me wonderful stories about her beloved Lucy and that is how I was able to capture her sweet nature. Lucy recently passed and it is such a comfort to my client to have her beautiful face smiling back at her.

It is in the stories you tell me about your furry kids that ignite my imagination to paint your pet how you see them. I’ll draw 3 sketches for you and then you get to decide which one is the one you love the most, then I begin the painting.

My standard sizes are an  8″x8″ acrylic on wood portrait is  $210.00, the 12″x12″ is $420.00 each, with each portraits you receive a set of 5 Bookmarks from my collection. If you would like to have larger paintings done with multiple pets please contact me at callmaggie@yahoo.com and we will work out the details. Thank You!

For more detail information please click on this link: http://www.maggiesangels.com/MaggiePages/MAcommission.html

This Link shows you the photos and the finished Portrait of some of the beautiful Pets I have done: http://www.maggiesangels.com/MaggiePages/MAcommissionGallery.html

You can see the video of how I created this painting here

http://www.youtube.com/user/callmaggie#p/u/17/0BliJFGll2w

A Tribute to the Service Dogs during 9/11/01

Today I want to honor and keep everyone that was affected during the 9/11 attacks in my thoughts & prayers.

I created this image in remembrance of all the dogs that served to find and rescue the victims of the attacks on New York City.

I partnered with the Paddock Park Animal Care Center here in Ocala & we created t-shirts with this image on them. We collected the money from the sold t-shirts and donated it to the Service dog organizations that were helping out. It was a great feeling that I could use my talents to help out even if it was in a small way.

Its hard to believe its been 9 years since the attack, because it feels like yesterday.

Sending Peace of heart and mind to everyone.

(I apologize for making this post so late in the day, but I’ve had computer/Internet& iPhone issues throughout the day, finally things are kinda working, for the moment)

Dog Gone Fun!

Here is a Sketch I’m currently working on, I think it will make a fun Greeting Card. I was going to finish it today, but my right hand is hurting so much, that I decided to take it easy with it. Sad thing is, I don’t know what I did! Maybe its the weather, its been so rainy & humid around here. Anyways, I hope it feels better tomorrow so I can finish it. I’m using Pen & In & Watercolors. I’ll show it to you as soon as its done. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Day 2 Elin Pendlenton’s Workshop

Day 2 of Elin Pendleton’s Color Boot camp brought a lot of information. Elin explained in detail the Color  System and why & how it works. Fascinating that you can use 7 cool colors & 7 warm colors to make all the colors you will ever need.

Our 1st assignment was to paint a Moon light painting & I have to say that was hard for me & I feel I had no success in it. I will definitely be redoing that pice.

The second Painting was of a sun light filled day. Here is Elin’s example. She painted as she lectured & you can see the start on the left & the finished piece on the right. Just beautiful, using mostly the warm color palette & the cool palette for the shadows & distance.

Here I am in the mists of painting my sun light painting. I chose an Aussie, of corse had to be a dog, and pushed those lights & darks. Below you can see the source photo, the painting & a black & white photo. I used this to check if the values were correct. I needed to make a few adjustments, & as Elin recommended, I added purples to the shadows to make them recede. You can see the final piece at the very end of this blog.

She gives us about one an a half hours to complete a piece, so we have to paint fast. About 3:30pm we finish up, & we all talk about & critique the paintings.

We learn a lot from each other.


Another full day!

Tune in tomorrow for day 3  🙂


To see Elin Pendleton’s Work please check this out:

 

Elin Pendleton, AAEA, WAOW, EAG

Daily Paintings at http://elinpendleton.blogspot.com

The Paintings: http://www.elinart.com

The Horse Paintings: http://www.equinepaintings.com


Elin Pendleton’s Color Boot Camp Workshop Day 1


From May 3 through May 7, 2010, from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm I will be attending Elin Pendleton’s Color Boot Camp at VoilArt Gallery downtown Ocala were Sharon Crute and Jackie Schindehette create their masterpieces. Here is a picture of the gallery and how we are set up. There are 10 artists taking the class, of all different ages and levels of art experience. Its a real fun group with a ton of talent.

This is Elin’s infamous COLOR BOOT CAMP, where she will teach us the Color System in and out. Five FULL days of painting, seven different times of day in landscape painting. We’ll  learn to paint all times of day and all lighting situations. I’m so excited!

Here is what we did today:

She taught us about the “5 Value Plan”

The percentage of lights & darks in our paintings and the importance to see the values. We created 6 mini abstract value studies with different formulas for achieving successful paintings.

We then layed our Palettes using large pill boxes. We used 2 of them, one for cool colors and the other for warm tones. She is very specific in her colors of paints and the positioning of each color in each of the compartments.

She then gave us the second assignment to create what she calls a “Silly Painting”. Were we use both cool & warm colors, but we cannot blend any of the colors together to achieve value. We have to paint the value using the pure chroma. I chose this picture of a Westie in very dramatic light, & I loved painting this way.

Here is my finished piece, along with my classmates, mind you we only had an hour to do this, so its fast study.

Elin told us that if we did it right, and we took a black & white photo of the “Silly painting”, we would be able to see the value in it, and it would look correct or real. It was so neat when I did it with my camera, because it works! I had an AHA! moment.

Here are Elin’s examples of the “Silly Painting”, the Goat & blue pony.

Elin painting the Misty, Overcast painting. Using only the cool palette with only 7 colors. For our Third painting, we had to create a piece that looked overcast, using mostly a gray color scheme. Well You all know how bright my palette is, the Westie painting I did earlier, that was fun, but this gray color scheme I’ve never painted anything like this. To say I struggled is an understatement.

We had to use the 7 colors, no black, & blend them to get the right feeling of values. You can see what I created in an hour, I still have to work on the horses, but over all there is a softness & light that I really like. Below is my painting along with other classmates when we had a critique at the end of the day.

Elin along with her super sweet, perfectly behaved dog named Sparky. He patiently stayed beside her the whole time. She brings his little bed & he lays beside her while she paints & teaches.

We all gathered around at the end of the day & showcased our work. Some fantastic pieces were done & we learned from one another.

I had a wonderful day & can’t wait to get started tomorrow 😀

I hope you come back tomorrow & check out my blog so you can see what day 2 brings.

I’ll be able to post earlier than this late hour I did today. Better get to bed. Good night 🙂

To see Elin Pendleton’s Work please check this out:

Elin Pendleton, AAEA, WAOW, EAG

Daily Paintings at http://elinpendleton.blogspot.com


“The Meet & Greet Door”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While I was painting the “Kitty Tree” (Previous Post) at the Humane Society, the director, Bruce, asked if I could paint the words “Meet & Greet Room” on the door of the room where once a person chooses a dog they might like to adopt, they bring them in there to play with and hopefully adopt. The door was in such bad shape that I decided to strip it, and start over. I had this Lime Green Paint which I think goes pretty well with the green stripe in the hallway, I gave it three coats and its as good as new. Then thinking about how I was going to put the words on the door I thought off the “Albert & Vicky” Portrait I had done. I think they look like they are greeting each other, the colors worked well with the color scheme of the room, and its perfect for the room where potential people meet their soon to be pets. My Husband, Kent,  being the brilliant designer he is, put the whole image together in a very fun design. I had the poster laminated and we added Velcro tape to stick it on the door so when it starts looking bad we can pull it off and make a new piece without any damage to the door, pretty smart right, my husband came up with that idea as well, like I said brilliant! I hope these two happy Corgis will greet everyone that comes into this very fun room. Let me know what you think  😉

My Bank of America Art Show

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER3tN3zBC4Y

From December 1, 2009 to January 5, 2010 my Paintings and Giclees will be on exhibition at the Downtown Bank of America in Ocala, Florida.

This is a video of the Reception were you can see the paintings I have on display. The Reception was on Dec. 4th and it was wonderful! Its amazing seeing all of my work in one space.

Many people showed up and the best part was I sold two paintings that day.

“The Enchanted Trail”

The EnchantedTrail

and “Bianca”.

Bianca

I’ve had so many wonderful comments about my work which brings a smile to my heart.

I hope you get to go see it, if you do, would love to know what you think, and if you can’t then I hope this video will make you feel like you did!  🙂

A Little Different

This is one of the new piece I just finished.

“I Miss My Angels” is 2′ wide by 5′ 2″ inches tall. I used Charcoal, and Water Color Pencils. It is very different than the bold colorful portraits I usually do because the subject matter is that of remembering my two dogs who still hold a piece of my heart.

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Art Exhibit

The Month of December I will be exhibiting brand new art work at the downtown Bank of America in Ocala, Florida. I’m having a Reception on December 4th from 12:00 pm- 5:00pm. I’ll be there giving out Free bookmarks and have refreshments for everyone that comes. I hope to see you there.

I will show my signature Maggie’s Angels colorful style, but bolder & bigger- well Huge! The paintings are very large, and hopefully people will find them engaging. I am a bit nervous about showing all by myself, because it is the first time in a solo show.

As an artist you put a little piece of your heart, mind and soul for people to look at and sometimes judge, I just have to remember to keep breathing 😉

So, I was asked to write an “About Me” piece for the Show so people can see a picture and learn a little about me. It has always been hard for me to say as much as I can with as little words as possible, although it is getting easier now that I’m practicing on Twitter, it has certainly helped with that, LOL!

I would love for you to take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks!

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A Burst of Creative Energy

  • Here’s what I’m currently working on, I’m finally doing paintings of my own animals. Angel the Westie, Sky the Aussie and Luna my horse, the goats are coming in the next batch. They are all at the beginning stages of the painting process, but you can still see the personality starting to come out.
  • The next picture is all the new canvases that I’ve prepared. I started adding colored backgrounds as my base instead of the white backgrounds to see if I like working like that, I’m not convinced I like it yet, but its fun experimenting!
  • Last year, I participated in a Fundraiser for the Humane Society called Barkitecture, and we created a Dog House were I did all these drawings of dogs & cats and cut them out of wood and painted them with acrylics. I created a lot of them, but I left some of them out because there were just to many. I decided to work on them and they will sit in doorways around my house greeting you as you pass them by. They are so cute, specially the Dachshund who is up on his little hind legs ready to greet you and to be petted as you enter my studio.
  • In this picture you can see the other paintings I’m currently working on. I started 8 paintings all in one day, and I’m working on them according to the mood I’m in. Its kind of terrific to go from one painting to the other as I wait for layers of paint to dry. You can also see in the photo the ceramic platters I’ve done in the past. I stopped doing them when I started Maggie’s Angels, but I did love it and sold all of it except these pieces which I could not part with. I still have some greenware ceramic pieces that are waiting to be painted which I might do in the near future.
  • The next 3 pictures are about my Illustrations. I was the Art Director for Shoebox Greeting Cards in Hallmark Cards, Inc. I love this industry and often miss it very much. I did a lot of freelance work for Greeting Card Companies, but once I started Maggie’s Angels I stopped. Well now a days, I bring my sketchbook with me and while I wait to pick up the kids from school & all of their after school activities they are involved in. While I wait, I come up with ideas. I’m developing a card line that will feature animals and whimsical characters. I’m hoping to work on it during the summer while we travel and hopefully reveal it later this year on cafepress and see how they do. I work with pen & ink & watercolors so its compact and an easy medium to travel with.
  • I wanted to show you this little sculpture I bought of this Angel horse. Well it didn’t look like that when I bought it, in fact it was the color of the base he is laying on. One morning I woke up and decided to paint him just like my horse Luna and I love how he came out. I hate to admit this but I often paint over items I find that look like my animals but don’t have the same markings. Don’t tell the Breyer Horse folks but I did that to one of their beautiful horses as you can see from the picture on your right. In the movie Spirit, the Indian horse Rain looked a lot like Luna except she had a blonde mane so I changed her a little bit. I did the same thing when I found these 2 cute little goats and I painted them to look like my little Pygmy-Nigerian goats Trixie & Lightning. I have a lot of fun with it, and I place them around the house were everytime I look at them they make me smile.
  • I hope this gives you a little glimpse of what I’ve been up to in the last 3 weeks, along with everything else in our lives. Sometimes its tough to fit it all in, but when I get these creative bursts I really take advantage of them.  🙂

 

 

Sophie’s Time Lapse Video with the new Intro

My multi talented husband, Kent Weakley, has outdone himself this time by creating a brand new introduction to my time lapse videos. Kent is a Graphic Designer, owner of BlueSky Graphic Communication, Inc. He creates major full fledge campaigns for clients which include all aspects of his talents, from Photography, to web design, to media designs, to logo, to video, to book design, he can do it all. I am fortunate enough to have this major talent be my partner for life. Talk about fringe benefits. It is because of him that I am able to take Maggie’s Angels to the next level. My company is not just about the pet portraits it is about the connections I make creating these special paintings for my clients. Kent is able to showcase and create an image for my Angels on my website, blog, Youtube, Twitter, in my Etsy Shop,  my prints, my bookmarks, and all the other projects that come up. If you are looking to take your company, whatever it happens to be, to a professional cohesive level contact Kent and watch your sales skyrocket.


For this video of the Yorkie named Sophie, I decided to talk about creating my portraits, transferring them and the process I go through. I hope it is helpful and fun to watch. I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for watching  🙂

Flint Creek Outfitters

I have the honor and opportunity to have five of my Maggie’s Angels dog prints on sale by the dog products, at the new Flint Creek Outfitters in Ocala.

The store is outstanding, full of merchandize that caters to every outdoors man and women’s dream products. They also have high quality dog beds, collars, backpacks, toys and other really cool dog items.

I hope you get a chance to stop by and check out this wonderful store, and if you are like me, you won’t leave empty handed.

Angels in Dog Show Videos

Here is a terrific website hosted by a really sweet and charismatic person name Simone Di Santi. A Road Retraveled has a variety of shows on many different kinds of topics, from Travel to Food to Dog Shows. That’s where I come in. I joined this little social networking site called Twitter, and I have been able to meet some pretty amazing people through it like Simone.

She was getting ready to do a show on “Dog Shows” and asked me if she could use some of my Angels as part of her show. I, of course, loved the idea, and sent her some files and my Angels are now featured in Part 1 & Part 2 of her “Dog Shows”. My Maggie’s Angels images are sprinkled throughout the show and at the end, there is a nice compilation of my paintings & even a photo of me. It turned out really fun and it was great working and getting to know Simone better.

To check out the shows, please click on these two images, they will link you to the videos.

Enjoy!

Phillip the Doberman Pincher – Time Lapse

Here is my latest time-lapse video of Phillip, a very happy Doberman who is the Sunshine of his mommy’s life. This was such a fun and happy painting to do. I caught myself smiling the whole time I was painting him. My video camera records 1 second every 30 seconds, and we use Final Cut Pro on our Mac to edit and speed it up between 800% to 1,200%. So you can imagine how long this took, those of you that are math wizards could probably figure it out, let me know if you do.

I start the paintings with a lot of layers of bright colors as my underpainting. Then I start glazing colors on top of each other and then add all the textures in the end. That is why you see me go over the same areas so often. I’m using the acrylics like oils at the beginning laying them down thick, then like watercolors very translucent, and then like oils again, with thick layers of textures using a dry brush technique. It takes me forever, but I love the results. The final pieces glow from inside out. Hope you enjoy them too! 

Bailey’s Magazine Debut

Click on the picture above to see this magazine showcasing amazing homes, but starting on page 20 which is the Cover Story you can see one of my clients completely custom home created by Luetgert Development.

A very special Maggie’s Angel’s portrait, created on an 18″ square cement board, made it in the magazine. Turn to page 29 and you can see Bailey a beautiful Schnoodle, in her custom shower/Spa, looking very proud.

What an honor to be included in this extraordinary house and beautiful magazine. Thanks to Carolyn and Steve Grantz.

I had showcased Bailey in a post I wrote in September. If you would like to see more please click on this link.

Bailey’s Private Spa

Bailey's Photo & Portrait

Bailey

 

Promotional Photos

I wanted to share with you a few new promotional photos of me taken by my husband Kent for a video that will feature me as a guest artist.

These photos along with my time-lapse video of Madeline and samples of my work will be included in a dog show related video coming out at the beginning of 2009.

A Special Gift

If you are looking for the perfect gift for someone who has everything, give them a Maggie’s Angels Portrait of their little Angel and they will treasure it for a lifetime

It is the wonderful gift for you or someone you love.

I will create a one-of-a-kind Gift Card (see video above) that will be gift wrapped in a unique way.

Your loved one will not only receive a treasured portrait, but they’ll get an experience they will never forget. The Gift cards are included in the price of the portrait.

This is not just for Christmas, but for any special occasion, Birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries or just because….

Order soon!

Call 352-861-8003, or email me at callmaggie@yahoo.com

Artful Giving

Debby Miller, Barbra Hernandez, Jessica McCune, Nancy Ledding and Rob BushfieldMe too!

Artful Giving is a wonderful event that transforms the Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA) into a Christmas boutique. This is the second year MCA brings unique, affordable gifts handcrafted by local artists to the Brick City Center for the Arts.

We had so much fun celebrating the grand opening. There was wonderful Christmas music, refreshments and of course a lot of art ranging in prices that brought a smile to all the holiday shoppers. So, from Nov. 18 through Dec. 23 drop by, and get anything from Christmas trinkets, ornaments, to Ocala/Marion County-themed creations. Your purchase benefits our local artists and the work of MCA. You can see a variety of my work there too.

If you drop by be sure to meet the fantastic people that keep MCA filled with holiday cheer. From left to right on the above pictures is Debby Miller, Barbra Hernandez, Jessica McCune, yours truly, Nancy Ledding and Rob Bushfield.

Hope to see you there! Merry Christmas!!!!

My Angels Touching Hearts

I wanted to share this wonderful letter from one of my clients with all of you because it symbolizes the reason and the inspiration of why I paint my portraits. It really is a gift to me when I receive such compliments. This gentleman saw the Jack Russell portrait on my Website and emailed me wanting to know “if this was an appropriate gift to give to a grieving couple who just lost their Dog?” I said, “I think the couple you will give this print to would be extremely touched by your thoughtful gift.” He placed the order, he wanted it matted and framed and I told him I would gift wrap it in a special way. This is what happened next;

Hi, Maggie. I received a call last nite around 9 pm from Roger. He kept saying you don’t know what you did….you don’t know what you did. Anyway, he said read more

Girl Scout Speaker

 

Here is Girl Scout Troop 468 holding up some M. A. PrintsHere is Girl Scout Troop 486 holding up some M. A. PrintsExperimenting with three types of art materials

Experimenting with three types of art materials

 

   On Oct. 10, I had the privilege to be invited as guest speaker for the Girl Scout Troop 486. They were working on their Art merit badge and the theme was “Women who paint”.

   I spoke about how I became involved in the arts and what I had to do to achieve my success. I brought in some samples from my Shoebox Greeting Cards, some original paintings, and lots of my dog and cat prints which the girls shrieked with excitement as they hugged them with love. It was so much fun to see how much joy my happy little Angels brought to these girls. They asked many terrific questions and I even saw some future artists in the making.

   After my presentation, the girls learned about Primary and Secondary colors, the use of different lines and techniques, values, shapes and color moods. Then they all were handed out three pictures, that were identical, and they had to paint them using three different mediums while applying the information they just learned. I gave out some pointers and watched them use their wonderful creativity.

   Lastly, the girls hung their finished works on long clotheslines for an art show and review. We discussed the variety of mediums used, the line work, borders and colors that each girl expressed. It was great fun and it was an honor to be there.

A New Medium

Here we are in my studio where I’m creating a new portrait of a Jack Russell named Madeline. I wanted to show you my new set up. I’ve decided to videotape the process of painting a portrait using the time lapse setting of my camera. It is a bit bizarre painting with a camera hovering over me, but as I watch the video, I love to see the portrait unfold. I just wish I could paint as fast as the movie shows. Hope you stop by to watch it!

Bailey’s Private Spa

Bailey's Photo & Portrait

I had the pleasure of being commissioned to create a portrait of the cutest Schnoodle you have ever seen by a wonderful couple. Bailey and her parents came to visit me with a request to paint a 12″ square tile, for a puppy shower for Bailey. We decided to use Cement Board instead of tile, because of the Acrylics. Each time they came to my studio Bailey and my two dogs, Angel & Sky, played, ran and became great friends. They would all get so excited to see each other. It was fun for all of us, because I had as much fun with her parents as Bailey had with my dogs. They finished Bailey’s shower and added her friend’s names and paw prints on tiles surrounding the portrait. What a wonderful idea, it turned out so great. Look at how fantastic Bailey looks in her “Spa”. I love it!

Thanks for the picture Carolyn!

Bark About Art Show 2007

    The third Bark About Art Show was the biggest yet. So many people showed up with their dogs ready to view demonstrations, take in the art and even buy it! 

   This year, Maggie’s Angels showcased the product line offered on the Merchandise link on my website. There you can see each of the portraits that I’ve done and their product lines. It is exciting for me to offer all these products to my clients and be able to sell them around the world in the cafepress marketplace.

   My sisters Maru and Hilda came out again this year to help me out. I really can’t do it without them, because when I am speaking to my clients they are selling my products. I sold a ton of merchandise as well as getting many Commissions that day. Another terrific show benefiting the Marion Cultural Alliance and the Humane Society of Marion County!

  

 

Bark About Art 2006

The second annual Marion Cultural Alliance and Marion County Humane Society“Bark About Art Show was a huge success for Maggie’s Angels. Storms were predicted but held off and the crowds turned out again for this great event. Many artist and vendors showed off what they had as pet owners showed off their little Angels some even in outfits and strollers, a great sight to see. 

   Maggie’s Angels have grown to offer Original Art, Custom Pet Portraits, and many new items such as 8″ square & 12″ square prints, Jewelry, Keychains, and Bookmarks. My two Sisters, Maru to my left and Hilda to my right, came out to help me sell, and did a FANTASTIC Job! I Thank them so much for making it super fun and very successful, could not do it without you girls!!!!

   I also wanted to Thank Ocala Style, once again, for featuring my Bulldog on the cover of the January issue and the article, I’ve received many Commissions due to that article. Barking good time had by all!

Ocala Style Magazine Cover Story

   In January of 2006, Ocala Style ran a very exciting cover story about Maggie’s Angels. JoAnn Guidry interviewed me and wrote a wonderful article. After this issue came out, the phone calls started pouring in. It was very exciting to hear all the positive comments that people had about my portraits and to receive new clients.

   Having the cover of the magazine gave me the jump start I needed to get noticed. I still have clients that come in letting me know that it was the magazine that brought them to me. I’m forever grateful. Thanks, Ocala Style!!!

   To view the entire article click here.

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