Monday, 30 June 2014

Website down

As I write, my website is down. I do apologise and suspect it may be due to a large number of hits today. I am no expert though so this may not be the case at all. I will get it back up and running as soon as I can.

Update: All working normally again.

Anne

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Dalmatian - Disney

Dalmatian Disney - 16" x 12" oil on linen canvas

I had meant to publish this photo directly after the post of the video showing a painting being opened as this was what was being unwrapped. Oh well, to quote Robert Burns - "The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley"!

If you have any questions please email me at info@azpaintings.com

Anne

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Longhaired Dachshund portrait

Longhaired Dachshund - Oil on canvas 16" x 12"

As I explained on my Facebook page (Anne Zoutsos Artist), I'm still trying to catch up with posting my paintings. The one featured today was a pre-Christmas commission so at this rate I'll still be posting last year's Christmas portraits just before this Christmas! Oh well, painting's more important than posting - or it is to me although I suppose it's not the way to be when social networking is so important these days. Whoops!

Anne

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Video of painting being opened

video
Please click the bottom right-hand corner to enlarge

The painting here was commissioned as a surprise gift for the lady shown, by a kind friend of hers, in celebration of the life of her beloved Dalmatian who had died 3 weeks previously. Those of us who truly love our four-legged family members, know the depth of grief felt when they leave us. The video was taken by another friend (owner of the two Dalmatians shown) to whom the painting had been sent so that she would be able to record the unwrapping. 

I often get messages from people telling me how they cried on opening their painting but I don't usually get the opportunity of seeing it for myself and yes, the person making the recording is also crying. I think you can imagine just how touching I find this and guess my own response on seeing this...

Anne