About Dog Day 3

This project was created by James as a way to say thank you to his best friend and studio mate Amber. When she passed James was heart broken and mad at himself that he never painted her while she sat in the studio with him for all those hours.

So in her memory every day for a month, James will be create paintings from the inspirational pet photos sent to him by friends and art admirers.

A Dog Day Month 3 is the third installment of the dog day oil painting project

from the artist James Swanson. It pays tribute to man’s best friend and their loved ones.

How it works 


James will be painting all the paintings on a 12"x 16" oil primed linen panel.

They all will be framed in a very nice, but simple plein aire style of frame. In either gold or silver, depending on the painting.

As the pet owner or picture sender, you will have first dibs on the painting. All of the 18" x 22" framed paintings will be priced at $500. If you are not interested in buying the painting at the end let James know. Sold paintings will get first consideration for the calendar.

The proceeds from the sales will go to benefit the Young at Heart senior adoption in Palatine IL  


I've donated to Young at Heart last year and the are a good outfit, and can use the support.

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