Xan's Art: News!
Rescue: My other job
This winter didn't exactly go as I had planned.
I had planned to
it experimenting with some new ideas and techniques, and some new
subjects. That isn't what happened. A group of people I've
worked with in the past to rescue dogs in S. Korea pulled together into
a more official unit, calling ourselves Team Inch
, and we spent the winter saving dogs!
I was able to use my art to help out, too, designing a logo, website, facebook
pages and fundraisers. Check us out!
Slightly aged news:
If you haven't already, check out my new Commercial Art page!
Reminder: Add a Human
I'm officially encouraging you to consider adding a human to your commissioned portrait.
You always could, but I really want to encourage this
possibility. My fascination with the way humans and animals
interact is hungry to express itself in my art. When we look at
our pet portraits, we hope to feel some of the love we have for that
pet; I'd like to capture that actual bond, to focus on the way you (or
your child, or friend, or grandmom ...) IS with that dog or cat or
hamster (etc.). So, while you're thinking about your commission,
I hope you'll consider the possibility of adding the human presence in
the portrait itself.
What's on my Easel?
acrylic on Aquabord, 8" x 10"
was much-loved, and is deeply missed. Friends of her humans
pulled together to make a gift of this memorial portrait. I am
deeply honored by their trust.
Both of Katie's humans are also artists, so to say I was a little
intimidated is to be exercising understatement. I hope they will
be pleased and comforted by the painting for many years to come.
You can follow my progress on my blog.