Friday, August 13, 2010

Shabby Chic White Westie Painting

My westie dog has his own family of toy ducks. One larger mommy and two smaller babies that all squeak when carried around. Sir Salty guards this family closely. They are more than toys to him. He is their guardian.

I've been trying to lighten my colors this week in my oils. Lately I've come across so many beautiful chippy white and shabby white room photographs that it makes me ache for them. I want to rent a spray gun and spray everything white in one room here. That notion is quickly struck down by the (few) wiser cells in my brain. "Do it properly," the wiser cells whisper. I have some white things, yes, but not a complete white room yet.

With this ideal room in my head I have painted some new small aceo paintings that I think would look good in a shabby, white decorated room.

You are looking at one such painting above. It's titled "MORE THAN TOYS." More about it here.


The Swedish Room said...

Hi Candylei, I love your Westie painting of Sir Salty, he is my favorite color. He is a great subject to paint. Have a good weekend.
The Swedish Room

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OMG YOU HAVE JUST ENCHANTED ME TO NO END.......First of all, thank you for visiting my orange and white is always so nice to discover new friends and blogs! SECONDLY, your art is WONDERFUL!!! AND....I LOVE WESTIES! And your little salty dog is way cute with his little family of rubber ducks! As I perused your blog, I just died laughing at the one on the side bar with the sun glasses!!! HHHHHAAAAAAAAA! May I, may I please add you to my "artist gallery" on my side bar with a link to your site? Please come by again when you get a moment and see who belongs to this gallery; my dear, dear friend Penny from Angelsdoor, Violet from Create Beauty, FIFI FLOWERS and the impressive Patricia Cabrera...and DEBI COULES who is featured in Romantic Homes....your art is darling and thank you for coming by...I would love to see you again!!! Anita

Rebecca said...

What a pleasure to be able to paint your little furry children-something that you'll always treasure!! He's so cute! Happy PS!

Kathy said...

This is very good! I like it,
Happy WW

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I just came by again to show my husband your blog and Sir Salty! I love each and every one of your paintings of him!!!!!! Anita

Candylei said...

You are all too nice. Thank you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Merci dear Candylei! You will grace my little art gallery and will be amongst my favorites to showcase in the next couple of weeks! Enjoy your time back at home and I do hope to see you again!!Anita