Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Moving Ahead With My Folk Art Painting

Basecoating has been finished today on the main buildings of this painting and the fun begins next!

It's so much fun to decide what each of these buildings will become.
This past week a customer asked me to personalize my tea shoppe print for her and change it to a gourmet dog treat shop.  The results are below.

This has given me a great idea for one of my shops in this new painting.  Keep watching and see what developes. 
I'm always open to suggestions too, so feel free to leave me a comment.

Catherine Holman 


  1. I owned a dog biscuit company for 8 years and I sure would have loved to have a little barkery like this one. So cute. Deb

    1. Thanks Deb. I may be listing it soon for those who are interested or something similar.

  2. I will keep watching! How Fun!

  3. Your progress is encouraging. Looking good.

  4. Are the cupcakes going to feature bones on top? ☺ It says it is a Barkery, though it still looks a lot like a tea shop.

    Oh this is where I start paying close attention to what you're up to. I love the details and the stories.

    1. That's a great idea Vee. Our "Three Dog Bakery" in KC does look like a fancy bakery. They offer dog treats that look like real cakes, cookies, and cupcakes.

  5. This is adorable, I love the dog on top of the door!! My sister owns and operates a Doggie Day Care and Boarding business and the shop next to her is a Bakery for pets. They sale doggie treats of all kinds. I think the painting should have doggies lined up outside the door to get in....LOL...
    I love this painting, but them I love all your paintings.
    Happy Easter to you and the family!
    Big hugs, Elizabeth

  6. Just saying, that my Miss Izzy would like those cakes anyways, bones on or off....

    Lovely work Catherine. It makes me smile.

    One idea maybe - how about a doggy looking in the window (you know, a bit like a child looking into a sweet shop, or toy shop? just a thought.)



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