Monday, August 23, 2010

5th Anniversary

This is the painting I did for my husband's and my 5th wedding anniversary this year. It came from a joke we made one day when we were talking about impossibly cute things. My husband's suggestion was "a little bat eatin' a grape", and we would laugh about that from time to time. Well, when I was casting around for an anniversary idea I decided to whip him up his very own fluffy white leaf bat about to nom down on a big ol' grape!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Another Commission

This is my latest commission, done for another friend. It's a painting of her dog Bo, a Shiba Inu mix who met an untimely end and who she wanted to memorialize. Using the photos she sent me, I did my best to capture the doggie happiness that he seemed to project, especially in his play bows. My friend was very happy with the result, saying that it truly conveyed what a happy boy he was. I feel very honored that my friend wanted me to paint him, since I know how much he meant to her and her family.

Friday, June 25, 2010


Here is a commission I just finished for a friend's birthday. Her sister requested it, and sent me photos of their beloved childhood toys. I incorporated the toys as well as their nicknames and, hopefully, the sense of friendship these two sisters share. My friend was totally thrilled when she opened up her gift!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Shop's open!

Hokey dokey, I turned the Vacation Mode off and now my Etsy shop is up. There are only a few paintings, but more are coming soon.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


I'm in the process of settingup my Etsy shop so I can get this art-selling show on the road. I'm a terrbile procrastinator so this has taken way too long to do, anyway, and then a couple weeks ago as I was merrily writing up twee little descriptions for my paintings I realized that my husband I would be heading down to Florida for a week to visit family, among them my brand new baby cousin. D'oh! Shop set to Vacation Mode until I returned. Oh well, I plan to have the darn thing up in a day or two with a half dozen little paintings and whatnot. I'm quite excited, though I'm keeping my expectations modest. Here we go!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Gosh but it's been awhile! Like I said, I do most of my updating on my Facebook page, but I think I may use this space for more of the writing about my art rather than just picture updates, which is mostly what I use the FB page for. Here's the finished version of the sketch I posted below. It's called Flip because when I was a child, my aunt had an Airedale named Flip. I was pretty little when he died, and while I can't remember specific interactions, I have an impression of good memories of Flip. Is that vague enough? Well, Flip, this is for you, and all the other cool dogs I've known.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Here's a page from my sketchbook featuring the subject of my latest upcoming painting: an Airedale! Gosh, I love terriers.

I've been doing most of my picture updates over on my Facebook page. I can be found under Alison Ware - Artist, then look for the painting of the green, tentaclely love monster.

And now it's time for caffeine!