BIG DOGS, and a few kitties on walls...

Last week we did the BIG ART install at Pets First Chicago…it turned out GREAT! After meeting with Dr. C (Chitra Natarajan), I designed a 3 piece triptych for behind the check in counter and then window decal art for the lobby and foyer areas. Many of the pets in the artwork belong to staff that work at the clinic, as well as Dr. C’s pets – and, of course, we wanted to include the Chicago skyline and doggie beach. I look forward to doing more of these kinds of jobs, please share my info with any veterinarians or pet businesses that you think might benefit by adding some fun colorful artwork to their spaces. I can work with folks anywhere in the country.

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So excited to be making BIG art...

may8My nervous sketchbook journal entry Friday morning…pre-install of my murals and canine characters for: Urban Pooch‘s new Canine Training & Fitness Center! The Grand Opening is this Saturday at 5400 N. Damen Avenue in Chicago.befaft* The guys at Sign-a-rama did a fantastic job *

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2nd smaller mural of “Mixed Breeds”

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Joplin, the one REAL dog at the install…such a sweetie!Screen shot 2015-05-08 at 5.22.39 PMView from the street as I was leaving…can’t wait for the final signage to go up on the outside of the building. More pics to come!
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2013 Fields Project Part 4: Process

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Part 4 from the Fields Project:  PROCESS
Unlike my plein air compatriots, I work via sketches and photographs. Mostly driving around the first few days of the residency and then setting up my outdoor studio at Castle Rock State Park. This year, I only spent a short time up there due to weather and ticks. I spent two afternoons painting in one of the enormous storage sheds at the Bocker Farm…me and the morning doves, they didn’t really appreciate my prescence but they graciously spared my artwork their droppings!

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No, this cow was not this tall, but I couldn’t resist making this comical rendition.
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My work was more abstract than usual, this year. I was fascinated by the patterns of the driveways at the farms and the simple shapes of things.
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The
Full Fields Project 2013 Blog Series:

Part 1: Bocker Farm/Barnacopia

Part 2: Walks/Drives/Sights

Part 3: Elevator/Horse Ride/Sprayer

Part 4: Process

Part 5: Shoot Out

Part 6: Cathi’s Well

Part 7: Art Fair

Poulets Aux Deux

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Poulets Aux Deux is shipping out to a new home with the lovely Limonciello Family in California!

blues...

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“She’s Blue”

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“All Blue in the Face”
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Finishing up some new “blue” work to hang at a show at the Wishbone on Lincoln on Monday…

painting the birdbath…part 3: re-line & deliver!

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A week ago last Thursday night I finished painting the bird bath for the HCS Family Services 'In Bloom" public art project at Oak Brook Center.
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..it was an evening of re-lining to bring the images back into sharp focus!
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It got to be a late night…
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…the bottom/underside took way longer than I expected, finally finished at 3am!

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Made last minute touch ups in the morning then signed it with my top secret tool…
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…time to deliver it to Westmont to Remes Auto Body for the protective clear coat, Rich generously took the time to help me transport this thing once again.Screen shot 2011-05-06 at 7.33.38 PM
…was very glad to have these gentlemen unload and carry it off the truck.
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Can you tell it's late afternoon on a Friday? These guys were very jovial! I just received an email all the pieces were installed today at Oak Brook Center and the big award ceremony, ribbon cutting and sculpture walk is next Thursday, May 19th…kind of exciting!

painting the birdbath…part 2: glorious color!

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Here's the color portion of this story…spent a week deliberating if I should have 3 different color schemes/tiers and in the end stuck with it. In the past I would have done a coordinating border like the black and white bones I did in the 'Suite Chicago Dogs' set….but since this is one single piece and that was 4 separate pieces opted to try something different. It might look a little odd here, but wait until you see it with the black outlines painted in….stay tuned!

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Actually going home to finish it tonight as I have to deliver to the autobody show in Westmont that is doing the clear coating…wish me luck!

my dreaming mind…

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I had some strange dreams last night…this drawing is a bit of an embellishment. Here's what it would look like as a 'day dream':
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Art For Sale...

For your shopping pleasure…I’ve just added an Art For Sale category to my blog where I will post pieces you can buy immediately via PayPal…Or if you prefer not to pay online you can contact me with your credit card or email me to reserve a painting, as I also accept checks.

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©2010 Anne Leuck Feldhaus
7×14 Acrylic on Wood Panel
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©2010 Anne Leuck Feldhaus
7×14 Acrylic on Wood Panel
$145 + Free Shipping

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New batch of paintings…

Picture 6Just varnished 6 new paintings, here's a little peek…. I'll be posting all of them for sale in my Etsy Shop very soon!