Monday, July 18, 2011

The Pwocess

I thought I would let you in on the secwets of how  I help mommi wif hew paintings

This is whewe she does's sposed to be ouw bedwoom, but she kicked the bed out of hewe and now it's in the living woom so that she can paint wif gweat light fwom the skylight

twouble is......look at this mess!  She's totally a clean fweak and neat to widicoolous  levels xept  when she's wowking on a painting..I think something happens in hew bwain and she fowgets to wowwy about eveything being in it's pawfect place while she's in hewe

we wewe sent this photogwaph and asked to paint this vewy handsome boy 
the nice hoomans wanted it to be a little cwazy and not photo like but obviously still wanted to wecognise theiw cutie pie

she stawted to get a likeness of him  aftew doing a dwawing wight on the canvas

I asked hew to take it out to the othew woom so that I could get a good look and give hew some advice

Not bad, I now thewe was some collagey stuff on thewe and some bits of gold leaf(he is a golden aftew all, hehehhee), but somehow it was still just OK

my bwains wewe in ovewload and i had to munch on my mousey  to welax and contemplate

back in the studio, I told hew to move ovew so I could do my magic
the Puwple was a suggestion by  my BFF Lacie.

but I decided to paint ovew it and just use it as an undewtone..he just didn't seem like a puwple sowt of guy.....then just a little mow OOOOMPH and....WA LAH! all done..anothew pwoblem solved by me in the nick of time

I think he tuwned out just fine ..
Mommi thanked me pwofoosely and we sent him on his way to his home..

Now I can get back to the weally impawtant wowk..I think thewe is a cown to be chewed, a stuffy to be thwown awound, a ball to chase,  and maybe, just maybe, I can finally come visit  my fwiends

smoochie kisses


Reilly / Bree said...

Yeah - after a dozen attempts it finally let me leave a message - we LOVE your Mom's work, it is simply divine and we can see you obviously dogervised Asta.

We don't know why your bloggie doesn't like us - we try to respond every time you post - but it rarely lets us. But we are always here reading about your adventures Asta.

Mango said...

I bet it looks like chaos, but she knows where everything is. I think it is great that mommi can throw the bed out and have her own studio. And of course having you to do the finishing touches is great.


Sam and Pippen said...

We knew your mom was way talented but it's totally obvious that she'd be lost without your support and advice! We hope you get paid well.

Sam and Pippen

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

I am momma's supervisor and most valued and honest critic, too! And guess what! SHE paints in the bedroom because of the light as well! My momma's work is very different from the beautiful and flowing creations that spring from your mommie's brush. Momma likes to capture angst. She said it was ok to share her website: with you because she knows one artist duo would understand another's muse.

Sam said...

Very nice painting! Mom forgets to clean her studio too - right now there is barely any room to fit a Sam in there!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
Sure you gave your mom your best opinion with every one of her art works!
And the family of that doggie is going to be sooo happy with the beautiful painting your mom made for him!
Kisses and hugs

Chloe and Cecil said...

Wees so happy you wewe able to help you Mom..We nose she needed it! The final painting is BeaYOUteaFUL!!!! Job Well Done!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Between you and your Mommi, Asta, you created a beautiful work!!! We are so impressed. Our Mom has absolutely no artistic talent whatsoever. Hope you had fun chasing that ball.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh I wuv dat creation you guys put togedder. Great make a good team.

Frankie Furter said...

ASTA... you and your mom have created one WONDERFUL painting. I am sure that it is going to have a Wonderful Place of ImPAWTANCE in somebuddy's home!!

BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO!!! to BOTH of you!!!

Lacy said...

woofs, that is a bute ti ful painting....good thing u was around to help your mommi...

b safe,

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Asta
I think your mommas brain is just fine,,., as long as she remember the important stuff.. like feeding you.
You and your momma have done a fantastic job! Gosh,, I had not idea that this much talent lived at your house.
I have been sitting here,, also watching the stars twinkle the dogstaw twinkles.

houndstooth said...

Asta, I don't know how your mom would get through the creative process without you! That painting turned out beautifully, and I bet his family will cherish it for a long time!


Mr. Pip said...

Thanks for giving us the insider's view into your mama's process. We loved seeing her studio and the beautiful work in progress. And we think it is a good thing that she has a place where she can be messy and creative and not worry about being neat and orderly!

I don't know who that handsome dog is, but I am sure his people will love his portrait!

Your pal, Pip

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Asta, we think your Mommi must have magic and the lust of life buried in the creative folds of her brain. What flows out of her fingertips teases and lives and breathes and speaks of happy tomorrows. Her images make us want to dance with those characters and share a bottle of wine. You a fabulous daemon, Asta, you complete Mommi's soul! thanks for viewing momma's work, we respect your opinion...lots.

Koobuss said...

Oh, Kousin Asta,

That is bootiful!! I love it. You have so much talent. You and your mommi are a gweat team!

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Golden WOWie!!!!! PAWSOME!!!! Oh! just LOVE LOVE LOVE it! PAWbulous job of your mom for sure we will keep her in mind. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Ruger said...

My darling miss asta, fank wooo fery much fur coming ofer to my bloggie & offering to keep me warm. Mumma tried to kill the warm firey fing again today, so I was fery nearly calling on your boootiful self to come ofer and keep my fery handsome self company.
Me & Mumma also fink that woo & your Mommi hafe made a fery lovely painting of that golden dog. Woo is bof fery talented.
Now we hopes that this message will stick on your bloggie. We hafe our paws & fingers crossed.

Much smoochie smoochies from your ofer-the-seas furiend Ruger

Painter Pack said...

Asta, woo and the mommi are sooooo talented! I think the picture is beyond beewootiful! And I am glad woo gets to help your mommi so much!


Maggie and Mitch said...

Your final strokes made the painting even more fabulous than it already was, Asta!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Huskee and Hershey said...

Both you and your mommi are ultra talented, Ms Asta!! The pawtrait is awesome... another piece of amazing work done by your mommi (with your help of course).

Pssst.. my mommy says that all creative and talented people are entitled to be messy in the name of 'art'!!

Gus said...

Hmmm...we like it lots. Pawticulawly because we know how much you helped out. You are an inspiration to all of us.

gussie and teka

Mack said...

Your mommi is sooo talented!
And I know you helped a bunch too!

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

Asta you have such creative flair, you do take after your Mummy so much. Well done to you both for creating yet another masterpiece.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Fred said...

Your Mommi is so talented!

Bocci said...

Truly gorgeous, Asta. We certainly appreciate you letting us in on those secrets, but we realize that it takes amazing talent to create work like your Mom's-we think the "secret" is extraordinary talent! We love all of your Mom's work (that you help her with, of course:-

Love seeing her studio and those paintings, too. We have a goal of commissioning a painting of me from your Mom-it may take awhile, but it will happen-all to our benefit and joy.

Jake of Florida said...

Every talented person needs a muse and a mentor -- and fortunately, sweet Asta, you are both to your mommi.

We love this portrait of Jack -- and are glad you ditched the Laciecakes purple!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Bobby said...

It is a good job you are there to help your mum Asta. The painting is wonderful I am sure it is all thanks to you.
Licks Bobby

Ginger Jasper said...

Having seen your mums work in persoon I know its so gorgeous and amazing. I bet the lucky owner of this is so very pleased and your imput Asta will have been the icing on the cake.. Hugs GJ xx

DILLY said...

Owwwwww Asta be vewy clever an talentid artiste!

If hav time, pleez come vote in Dilly new poll!!!


rottrover said...

Oh Miss Asta, what would your mommi do without you? Thank you for sharing this 'insideer's view' with us!! The painting is lovely.

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Wow!! Yes, I see now that the purple looks better as an undertone...sorta like a slip (Lacie is not particularly well versed in art tries to liken it to something she completely understands...lingerie....)

He is a handsome animal...

Mumsie's still a bit traumatized from her day on the beach...she was floating on a boogie board in the ocean when a small plane stalled right over head and dove in a steep climb down at the beach and wiggled and waggled and looked like it was gonna crash on the sand and people were leaping out of their chairs and screeching look out etc etc. Just another lazy day in paradise...sheesch. And yes that really happened. Though she was wondering if one of us dogs was at the wheel? Hmmmmmmmmmm....


Miss Lacie Teacakes who had Some'mores for dessert tonight....

Pibble said...

Hi, Asta!

Thanks for becoming a friend of Francois! He needs friends right now as he's searching for a new forever home.

Your mommy's portrait of the Golden is very beautiful! I know you wanted to kick it up with some purple, but I think she's got this one covered! :)


Daisy said...

Oh what a fabulous portrait! Asta, your finishing touches were just right.

Remington said...

Your mommy is very talented -- as are you! AWESOME!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

How good to see you again Asta! Thanks for coming by our blog for our Blogoversary!
We have no idea what your mommeh would do with out you. You have a fabulous sense of style and color!

Aniemother said...

Nice work, Asta. You and your Mom make a great team, that painting turned out beautifully!


Hound Girl said...

Wow your mommy is amazing, I hope to have one done one day of each of mine. Your mommy is very talented indeed.

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog and sending your thoughts and prayers to Freddie.

Oskar said...

You & your mommi have SO much talent!

Nubbin wiggles,

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Good job of helping, Asta. Between you and your mom the painting came out great!

So the bed is in the living room? Jan will have to try that. Maybe it will inspire her designs. :)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

PS - love your blog background.

road-dog-tales said...

We LOVE see works in progress - thanks for taking us behind the scenes in your Mom's studio and letting us in on the secret that YOU really do all the hard stuff! BOL! Beautiful painting! You both deserve some yummy treats!

The Road Dogs

Anny said...

This is most beeeeeeeeyootiful! But all thanks to you. Hope you got loads of noms Asta. Thanks for dropping by our side :)

Eric said...

Jack's painting is FABADABADOOOOOOO sweetpea! You are the best art critic ever and we both know if it doubt add orange....

Wiry love and kisses Eric xxxx

Persephone and Buster said...
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Persephone and Buster said...

hi ASTA!!! grrracie the grrreat for theBUSTER, he's snoozing under the table...i'm also an official "studio dawg" <---that's what my humomm calls me. she said to tell your mom,she likes her work!
and I, g.g. thought it was pretty awesome too...oh, as for messy studios...frances bacon's is worse..and my momm's isn't quite as bad as his but it's definitely "live".. ;O)
grrracie the grrreat, theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone and Ms.Blue too.

pee ess --happy painting