It’s not every artist who receives a commission via New York’s William Secord Gallery to complete 10 portraits for a single client. For canine portraitist Pamela Dennis Hall, the challenge to immortalize so many beloved pets has kept her very, very busy. Editor Susan Chaney introduces readers to the fine artist whose traditional paintings of one family’s beloved pets has been inspired by so many luminary figures within the canine portrait world.
DFR blogger Kayla Bertagnolli admits that when things go wrong and she’s feeling defeated, the best thing to do is to keep on practicing. A flawless performance in the ring is a worthy goal that requires plenty of practice to achieve. Find out why mistakes can be beneficial toward achieving any objective and why “practice” and “perfect” are so complementary.
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William Secord Artist Creates Canine Gallery in One Home
By Susan Chaney
Canine portraitist Pamela Dennis Hall just completed the biggest commission of her painting career.
In fact, the 10 dog paintings she created for The Swan’s Nest Interiors of Fairfield, Calif., portray more canines than are in her own Fredericksburg, Texas, pack. Hall’s Cavalier, German Shepherd, Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Pug pale in comparison to the Scottie, three Schnauzers, Brussels Griffon, Havanese and four German Shepherds she painted as part of the commission. more
Practice Makes Perfect
By Kayla Bertagnolli
Skills and talents fade if we don’t put them to good use. If we don’t practice what we know and learn more about what we want to know, we are essentially “out of practice.”
This is why practice should be a part of our everyday regular schedule. Practice keeps our skills, talents and abilities honed. This is especially true for conformation and performance exhibitors.
Practice makes perfect, but to be perfect we have to first understand what “perfect” means. more