Above: A quick sketch of Zeke, a visiting Australian Shepherd, in brush pen on Nostalgie (9 x 12 inches). Readers of my blog will know that every year I rev up my dog drawing skills to participate in this sketching event. That's what I did when my two Australian Shepherd friends came to visit in June. I've been involved in the Wet Paint's Pet Portrait event since they first offered it as their part of Paws on Grand. Unfortunately physical limitations are keeping me out of the action this year, but I am looking forward to stopping by and seeing the artists in action—and checking out all the dogs.
Yep, it might not feel like the dog days of summer in the Twin Cities since we've been having these lovely cool, low-humidity days, but it is time for pet portraits again at Wet Paint on Grand Ave. in St. Paul.
Sunday, August 3, 2014 from noon to 3 p.m. local artists will be on hand outside Wet Paint to make quick sketches of your pet for free. First come, first served. (Donations are encouraged and go a pet related charity—I'm not sure what has been selected this year.)
This is part of the larger event of Paws on Grand that runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and involves most of the area—Grand Avenue—businesses, so come out and enjoy it all.
A special Paws on Grand Sale will be going on INSIDE at Wet Paint. You'll receive 15% off any item in stock item in the store that has an animal on it. That's a great many things in Wet Paint (think logos as well as covers)! You find it, and tell a staff member at check out and you get the discount.
This is a great event, that's fun for participants as well as observers. I hope you'll show up and support the artists and Wet Paint. And it's not just for dogs—in past years people have brought their cats; I sketched a conure last year, and Ken Avidor created the most wonderful portraits of two BATS.