Orion Art at White Dog Studio

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All artworks are for sale, contact me via this blog or at
maryann@orionwhitedog.com for inquiries. To see more of my paintings visit my website at http://www.orionwhitedog.com/

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Lemonade Stand

on a hot summer day
i'd drink lemonade all day long
i were sitting in one of these chairs

courtesy of zooms (Thank you very much Zooms!!) I am a recipient of The Lemonade Stand Award, which is for attitude and/or gratitude , and I would like to pass it along to:


the day of the breakthrough

Veronica Escudero
passion for painting

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great attitude and/or gratitude.
3. Link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Nominate your favorites, and link to this post.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Silhouette and Shadow Play

Two days spent on the shores of Lake Erie
Evening in Vermilion


Birdwatching Galore (naturally!!)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Springtime in Ohio

I want to romanticize and humanize this picture, so I will!

Aren't they beautiful?

How they cuddle, speaking softly in the other's ear.

Friday, April 10, 2009


Recently I taught a unit on portraits to my AP Studio Art class. It's fun when I get the chance to work alongside the kids. It's a symbiotic experience, they love to see their teacher create and I love creating with them. These are a few of the sketches I did, they're colored pencil on backing board.

This student is a highly expressive, messy artist. She produces works that use many media and are textural with phenomonal points of view. I envy her compositional sensibility that is incredibly strong.

This student is a lover of poetry,(e.e. cummings) music and LIFE. She looks older than 18 yrs old here. Her hair is thick and curly, and she has a strong beautiful nose. She works in oil pastel and has them mastered. Her concentration portfolio for the AP Exam is all self portrait. I'm intriqued with how she has nailed herSELF. Each piece she does truly speaks of her inner self.

Last we have this lovely student. She loves to paint flowers. She works wonderfully in pastels and she's getting a nice handle on oils. She recently finished a self portrait that is excellent. Below is her hand, she was holding a palette as she was painting a still life.

I hope to attend some portaiture sessions this summer. I want to do more!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Artwork on YouTube

About 10 years ago a friend of mine bought a oil pastel painting of mine. Until a few nights ago when Bob was youtubing our friend, I hadn't seen the painting since I sold it. Follow this link here and see an earlier piece. Done during my oil pastel years.

Plus you can listen to some music!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

of turtles, coltsfoot and vernal pools

Springtime in Ohio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Birds galore spring peepers peeping sunshine and warm air