Happy 2013!!! For the new year, I started a painting. This picture is when it was 1/2-way done. Sorry for the bad quality; I was using my phone.
And here it is almost completely done! I had to stop in the middle to paint Grumpy Cat. He was stuck in my head so I made a portrait.
Peace and love for the new year!!! xoxo
With all the Wish Dogs and Wish Beads and Super Bowl action, I've carved out some time to focus on new originals. This is an owl about to be part of the Notebook Series, and a few others are in the works! Will be posting with new pics soon.
100% real, local, handmade Mardi Gras beads!! (Made by me ;). At $25 each, they are affordable pieces of original art!! Share the love and celebrate the season with Wish Beads. Find them at 736 Royal Street, or buy online at www.WishDogandFriends.com.
Red Glitter Wish Dog stars in our Wish Dog Christmas Special.
This past week I experimented with spray paints and stencils and a new aesthetic. Super fun!! This is six feet high by 4(ish) feet across, canvas stretched over a wood frame. I'm calling the aesthetic "controlled abstraction". I made that phrase up, but I think it fits.
Can you believe it took me this long to paint a pelican?! The Louisiana state bird is now immortalized as the newest member of The Notebook Series.
He joins the krewe with his friend, Koala. Eeeee!!!
I found out yesterday that this Bead Dog will be displayed in Coliseum Square Park in the Lower Garden District. It's a beautiful park in a fabulous location, and I know from personal visits and countless drive-bys that people are always out with their canine friends enjoying the huge oaks and the sprawling walkways.
In the spirit of the beauty of the park's floral and faunal inhabitants, I'm working to imbue this dog with the serenity, complexity, and grace of the natural world. Oh, and also the party-hard vibe of New Orleans. It still needs work, but here's a sneak preview:
I'm so happy :D I finished my Bead Dog sponsored by Trinity School in the Garden District, and got sponsored for ANOTHER one by the LSPCA!! That means I have a new dog to work on all this week, and get to continue being part of this fabulous fundraiser and public art project. Mom and I took a whole bunch of pictures of the swap (trading my completed Bead Dog for a brand new blank one!!). The finished one is getting varnished and is set to be installed early in May.
Hi, my name is Ally Burguieres. When I'm done painting I update this blog with new paintings, events, and news!