April 27,2017
Daily Art Blog and Other Thoughts

https://www.artfinder.com/manage/carla-smale/product/sleepy-frenchie-pup-dog-art-original-7-x-10-drawing-on-suede-ca/Hello again,I recently was told to send out more blogs to spread the word about my art. I tried doing this but I feel that maybe it is too much to send them out so often as I do not want to irritate anyone with a constant barage of STUFF! So,I will return to the more occasional blogs as people do seem to want to read them.It is a crazy world out there and so much information goes out constantly.If anyone on my list does not want to get these blogs-please-let me know and I will remove your email address right away-my intention is not to offend.I still work everyday on my art and I am always trying to improve what I do.My bulldogs are my constant companions in this as they are usually snoring softly in the background while I work.Letely I have returned more to drawings and have produced some on an unusual substrate.When I was working at Island Blue in the art store I collected a variety of suede offcuts from the framing department.These are real suede adhered to a matboard and they do look wonderful around paintings and drawings. I however,decided to use them a little differently and have been using colored pencil on them. They take the pencil beautifully and the result is a very soft color with a muted background-perfect for an animal coat. The is one of these drawings-a sweet little frenchie pup dreaming of who knows what.Thanks for looking,Carla

French Bulldog Original Drawing on Suede Board-Carla Smale


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April 20,2017
Daily Art Blog-Swimming Seal-Original Trading Card

https://www.artfinder.com/manage/carla-smale/product/aceo-atc-original-painting-seal-wildlife-art-carla-smale/Still loving these tiny original done in trading card size-2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches in size. What a wonderful way of collecting original art. Some of my customers make albums-others mat and frame them up together-the possibilities are endless,Carla

Swimming Seal-Original ACEO-Carla Smale


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April 19,2017
Daily Art Blog-Boston Terrier Original Drawing

https://www.artfinder.com/manage/carla-smale/product/boston-terrier-pet-dog-art-original-drawing-8-x-9-carla-smale/Well-I have had some success on my new ArtFinder site-sold my firat painting-very encouraging! I am enjoying this site-they all seem very friendly and it is all about art-unlike my other on-line shops.I think I will stay awhile. This is a drawing that I just put up there-sweet little boston,thanks for looking and taking the time to read this,Carla

Boston Terrier Original Drawing


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April 18,2017
Daily Art Blog-Spirit Raven-Rainbow Style-9 x 12

https://www.artfinder.com/manage/carla-smale/product/rainbow-white-spirit-raven-crow-bird-art-original-canvas-art-9/Hello, I have recently begun to paint in more of what I call a rainbow style-adding more colors that are really there. I must say that I am enjoying this so much. This is one of our spirit ravens that live here on the coast-very rare-not albino-but actually born white just like the spirit bears.The world is full of magic if we choose to look-and that is how I feel when I look at these creatures,Carla

Spirot Raven Canvas Painting-9  x12


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April 17,2017
Daily Art Blog-a bit of Whimsy-Raven in Arbutus

https://www.artfinder.com/manage/carla-smale/product/rainbow-raven-in-arbutus-tree-acrylic-gouache-16-x-20-stretched/This is a bit of a departure for me-kind of a whimsical look at nature.I must say it was fun to paint this and more and more I seem to be painting in a colorful rainbow style.This one is currently for sale on Artfinder and I will provide a link for anyone interested. Thanks for looking,Carla

Raven in Arbutus Tree-Canvas Painting-16 x 20


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April 16,2017
Daily Art Blog-Carla Smale-Chihuahua

https://www.artfinder.com/manage/carla-smale/product/aceo-atc-original-painting-black-chihuahua-pet-dog-art-carla-sm/Still loving the tiny trading card size paintings. This is a sweet little chi that is available for sale on Artfinder.Some say these have gone out of fashion but I have found them to be still very popular-small original artwork at a small price-what can be wrong with that? Thanks for looking,Carla

Portrait of a Chihuahua-Carla Smale


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April 15,2017
Sleepy English Bulldog Original Drawing

https://www.artfinder.com/manage/carla-smale/product/sleepy-english-bulldog-original-drawing-7-x-9-inches-carla-smal/Hi,Still trying to get this blog thing right-I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks but it does take longer to get it these days.I am so impressed with the number of people who take time to read this-thanks to you all.I seem to spend more time painting than drawing but I do love the softness that a drawing has-so much more subtle than a bright painting. This little fellow was such a pleasure-my bulldogs were sleeping and snoring softly while I did this.It is currently for sale on Artfinder and I will provide a link if anyone is interested. Artfinder is a very new site for me-waiting for my first sale to see how it will go,Carla

Sleepy English Bulldog Original Drawing


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April 14,2017
Daily Art Blog-Artist Bear-Carla Smale

http://www.ebay.com/itm/311844977632?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649Hello, Trying to send out a blog every day now.I do paint every day but I also do crafts-artist bears and tie dye. I like a variety of things and these give me a break from painting.That allows me to return to it fully charged and ready. I have been creating these little bears for a number of years now.My husband-who passed away so many years ago-loved these little guys and would always comment on where those faces came from.Well-they come out of me-another side of me that loves little critters.This fellow is currently for sale on Ebay and is looking for his forever hme.Thanks for looking,Carla 

Lucy resting

Artist Bear

Artist Bear


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April 13,2017
Daily Art Blog-Carla Smale

https://www.artfinder.com/manage/carla-smale/product/tan-frenchie-french-bulldog-dog-art-canvas-12-x-12-inches-carla/scottyHello everyone-so here I am kicking and screaming-trying to get used to this social media thing. I have blogged before but I am told that it is not enough.I will try to send this out daily featuring some of the items I have available for sale. I have begun with a new site-Artfinder-and I am liking that site so far. MNore focused on art and much more friendly than Ebay ever has been.This painting was done as a practice run for my participation in Take a Seat for Humanity-a charity that helps build homes for those in need. Each artist painted a chair to ne auctioned off the fund this charity.The painting was a forerunner to that and is currently for sale on Artfinder if anyone is interested in it,thanks for looking-ps-still trying to figue out this link thing-hope it works this time,Carla

Tan Frenchie


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April 12,2017
Westie Dog Art Currently for sale on ArtFinder

This is a little Westie-such sweet little characters! I have recently started with a new site-Artfinder.It seems to be a very friendly site and so far I am enjoying it. This 12 x 12 painting is currently for sale there-visit here if you are interested,thanks,Carla

Portrait of a Westie


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