Aug 29, 2007

News

Well the summer is coming to an end and although I'm sad to see the warm weather go, it will be nice to have a little more free time (that will be filled quickly I'm sure). I've got two portraits on the go right now. I plan on getting the one of the three dogs finished pretty soon, then I've got a pastel portrait to do. I will only be taking on a few more commissions for Christmas so you might want to put your order in soon. I also offer gift certificates for anyone who doesn't get their order in in time.

I have some exciting news...last week, a reporter from my local newspaper, The Daily Gleaner, contacted me and asked to do an article on me. She interviewed me last week and a photographer came to my house. The article will be in the Balance section in tomorrow's paper. I'm quite excited about this...and a little nervous. This article will be great for exposure and I'm quite flattered that she asked me to do this. The article will be a profile of me, apparently discussing different aspects of my life. I will of course be purchasing several newspapers tomorrow when the article comes out! I will also post a link to the article on my website and blog.

In other news, I will be at the Pet Expo in Fredericton on Sept. 28, 29, 30, displaying my work and advertising my business. I have a lot of preparation to do this month because I plan on selling greeting cards and prints, as well as promoting the commission side of my work. Apparently the Pet Expo brings in a large crowd (over 3000 last year), so hopefully I will get some new commissions from that. It will be a long, busy weekend, but I've got some helpers and I expect it will be an enjoyable experience.

And lastly, I've entered a couple of my drawings into an art competition at the Fredericton Exhibition being held this coming week. I've entered "Britainy and Briggs" and "Noah" . These portraits belong to friends of mine and they were kind enough to lend them to me for the competition. I should know how I do in the competition in the next few days. Fingers crossed!

Well that is it for my news for now. I hope everyone is having an enjoyable summer.

Aug 27, 2007

18 hrs


This is 18 hrs worth of drawing on the Bernese Mountain dog and Leonbergers.


Aug 22, 2007

Facebook

Hey everyone, just a quick note...if you use Facebook, I invite you to join my group. It has the same title as my blog: Page's Portraits - Pet Portraits by Heather Page. Feel free to pass it along to your friends!

Aug 20, 2007

Oil Painting Lessons

I am quite excited to say that I'm going to be taking an oil painting class this fall. I have never used oil paints before and have limited experience with acrylics, so I am really looking forward to learning a lot. I have always wanted to try oils, but have to admit I've been a bit afraid to try on my own without proper training. I've used acrylics in high school (many years ago!) and the odd time after that, but I've never really been taught to paint properly. I've always been quite partial to pencils, but maybe if I really enjoy working with oils, I'll eventually offer it as an option for pet portraits!

Aug 11, 2007

Aug 3, 2007

Price Increase in September

I want to inform everyone that I will be raising my prices as of September 15, 2007. If you order a portrait before Sept. 15, you can take advantage of the current prices.