RigbyMy friend, Wendy, convinced me to submit a pastel portrait of her beloved grand-dog to a pet portrait contest sponsored by Dick Blick Art.  It was my first pastel painting.  I only had a few Nu Pastels and a gessoed masonite board so I just did a quick sketch from a photo taken last summer.  Being a dedicated dog-grandma she fell in love with it, bought it and framed it.  Now she wants to share her beloved Rigby with the world and wants you to vote for him.  I do, too, so that I have a chance to win a prize from Blick’s.     

Rigby wants votes.  He is a worthy candidate posed near an American flag just like so many of the two-legged candidates that we’ll see more often than we want to in the coming months.  He’s a dog with integrity, characters and cuteness.  So in order for me to win the goodies that Blick is offering Rigby needs votes at:


You can vote once a day from May 23-30.  So do what you can to support the cause!