Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Good Dog, Bailey!, 12x12 Original Oil Painting by Kelley MacDonald

"Good Dog, Bailey!"

On our way to our painting retreat in Maine last month, my buddy Sally Dean Mello and I pulled off the highway to take a break.  In a shopping center parking lot there was this huge tank of water with a ramp, and a lot of dogs (mostly, but not all, retriever types) in line.  Turns out it was some kind of competition for the dogs to run and leap as far as they could, pick up their toy that had been tossed, and swim back.  To say that these dogs had a blast was an understatement.  They could NOT get their turn again soon enough!  I've gotten 2 of my 3 painted, on 12x12 gallery wrapped (no need for frames) canvases.  They are now at the Art Stable Gallery at 835 Main Road in Westport, MA.  

The South Coast Open Studio Tour for July (I'm doing the August tour at my house and I would LOVE to see you!) happens all around our gallery.  Here's what I suggest, on this lovely weekend.  Stop by the gallery around lunchtime.  The shop next door, called Partners Village Store, has fabulous lobster rolls, $19, and worth every penny, with fresh local lobster, and a lovely patio to eat on right in front of the gallery!!!!  Now, here's the tip:  call your sandwich order in ahead (they also have great ham, turkey and veggie sandwiches) because it's a half hour wait.  Then come, devour, and stop in to the Gallery.  I'm going to try to be there around lunchtime at least on Saturday.  I'd be so happy to meet you!   Anyway, clicking on the link HERE, will get you the downloadable Tour Guide.  Email me if you'd like the insider's guide to some really cool artists....

And a *shout out* to Margaret - (friend of Maria Hock's!) for stopping in the gallery last week while I was there.... SO great to meet you!
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13 comments:

  1. Hi Kelley,

    Funny thing, I painted a dog in pastels about 2 years ago and it was and English Setter, and his name was Bailey. :) I absolutely LOVE this painting, you are such a talented person! Keep up the good work, I pinned it on Pinterest! :)

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  2. Beautifully painted, Kelley! I wish I could have seen this live and in person. I suspect I would have had a blast just watching.

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  3. Great job capturing the rapture retrievers feel when returning with the prize! This one is a winner! I love it!

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  4. Love, love, love this one! the dappled colors of the dog underwater is brilliant! Just love it! The studio tour is going to be a blast...so wish I could be there.

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  5. This is a GREAT painting..beautifully captured

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  6. Beautiful. Great composition and water/dog ripples.

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  7. LOVE this, Kelley!!! And I think Maggie is in love! Shhh .....don't tell Paco!

    See you later! :-D

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  8. Love this painting and the idea for a series. Look forward to seeing more. Love your newest picture of your studio assistant too.

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  9. This is stunning! I love the vibrant colours and the way the water breaks up the image of the dog. And the post below is also beautiful - well, all of your work in awe inspiring :0)

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  10. Just had to come look again....Love, love this dog...Everything about it is painted so beautifully! The way the paws are in the water...the ripples, the sunshine on his face are just perfect! Nailed it, knocked it out of the park and homerun all in one little sweet painting. Keep these coming!!

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  11. Wonderful, joyful painting, Kelley. Well done.

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  12. Another beautiful one my moms said!
    love
    tweedles

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