Thursday, August 20, 2009

I'm back....

I apologize for not posting on my fellow bloggers sites. It's been an overwhelming several weeks. I'm still not at my full stride but I plan to hit most of the blogs today.

I won't go into the gory details but some of the things involved losing my phone, having the electricity turned off and dealing with the ex again.

In the meantime, I delivered this commission the other day.

This is Max. 24x30 oil on canvas.

28 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I have been thinking about you and wondering what was keeping you from posting. Sorry you were having problems, but, very happy to see you back again!

Edward Burton said...

Max is WONDERFUL, Sheila and at pretty good size too. I'm sure the owners loved it.
Glad you're back! I hope all is well now.

David Larson Evans said...

WELCOME BACK WE MISSED YOU. I'm sure that the owners of this painting are pleased as am I.

Angela Elledge said...

And I'm glad you're back, sorry for all the stuff...
Beautiful commission, great work.

Cathyann said...

Been missing ya! Sorry about how life has been treating you...but aren't you glad to have this wonderful skill to sink yourself into? wishing you more commissions and better times.
Want some laughs? read some of my posts lately.
Hugs, Cathyann

Vern Schwarz said...

Great to see you back Sheila. I just retracted the missing persons call I had into your local precinct...ha! Real nice job on the commission, I'm sure they'll be thrilled.

Michelle said...

Great to see you back. Hope that all is well and that things are looking up. You did a beautiful job with Max! He looks a lot like my dog. :)

pencilportraits said...

I LOVE THIS! What a wonderful background Sheila, glad you are back down to earth though. I have no doubt this will be a cherished portrait for the lucky owner

Color Splashes said...

glad your back!!

Manon Doyle said...

Oh Sheila! I was worried about you! Glad to see that your back and sorry to here that you're having difficulties!!
Max is gorgeous!!

Dean H. said...

Congrats on the commissioned art...great painting!
Sorry for your difficulties-hope they all resolve in a good way.
Welcome back...missed ya!

Judy Mackey said...

Missed you, Sheila! This is a beautiful painting! I guess you were hitting some speed bumps in your road. Gambare!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Sheila! Great to have you back. And the level of your work just keeps growing and becoming more beautiful. Wow. Love this.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This painting of Max is beautiful.
So happy to see you, welcome back our friend.

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Very nice painting. The dog's coat is very alive and palpable

Quwwa said...

Just read your blog today Sheila, glad to see you're back at it too. I've missed your comments, and hope everything works out for you as well.

Art with Liz said...

Oh Sheila but we so miss you when you disappear! Glad you're back and what a fantastic painting to come back with. Hope the home front starts improving. LOL

Carrie Jacobson said...

missed you! Love the painting, too - xoxo

Dean Grey said...

Sheeeeeeeeeeee's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!!!!!

It's about time!

Sounds like you went through some things while you away, Sheila, but it also sounds like you got through them too.

This recent pet commission is so huge in size! Normally your pet pieces are smaller, no?

Nice touch adding the garden-like setting in the backdrop! You filled this painting from corner to corner, giving the owners their money's worth!

Oh, and stick around for a while, okay?

-Dean

Cynthia said...

Max is gorgeous! You should illustrate a Max's Day children's book, Sheila.

So sorry to hear about your troubles...it's hard to deal with life sometimes...and wonderful to dive into creation sometimes! Kind of a relief, don't you think? Take care <3

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Glad you are back Sheila, hope all is better now...nice painting of Max, too!

Madd Sketch said...

The painting looks great! I send you good wishes ^^ may your future looks brighter ^^

Nancy Medina said...

Hey girl, this is another beauty. I am sending positive thoughts and energy your way.
and many, many hugs....

sam said...

Well done on the commission!

L.Holm said...

Sounds like a rough patch. man. So glad you're back and painting! big hugs to you, Sheila.

Tom Pohlman said...

Sheila, You've been a busy-bee despite all of the distractions! Your spirit is irrepressible and your work is looking great. Namaste

Gary Heller said...

So glad to have you back. Sorry to hear about these stresses that you are enduring. Hope you can get past this stuff soon.
Beautiful painting :)

sonja moser said...

Sheila, beautiful painting!