Happy Summer!

It is sweltering and hot and muggy and it’s summer!!

Yayyyy! Let’s go outside

And hang with the hummingbirds.

blog hummingbirds fly dance.

Or dally in the daisies

goose daisies bird.

Or bounce with the bunny..

bunny furry cute.

Or go to the lake!

Acrylic, 12×9, with a palette knife.

the lake knife painting.

Whatever you are doing, enjoy the day!

Happy Summer!



©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2016


First hummingbird!

There he is!

I’m serious there is a hummingbird in that apple tree.

appletree©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2014


Can’t see it? That’s okay.

Sometimes things are hiding in plain sight.

sammybubble©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2014.

Can you see it?

hummertree©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2014.

Come a little closer…

Too close!! Too close!!

sammylaugh©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2014.

Phew. There he is.

hummer1©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2014.


Mmmm, that apple tree smelled delicious.

This painting was for a friend. It’s 11 x 14 inches, acrylic on canvas.

karem2©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2014.

And this acrylic, 4×4 inches is of a friend’s dog.

He made this face right after he nipped at my husband.

He’s working on not nipping and this face made me laugh!

bulldog2©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2014.


Have a good one!

I’ll be back soon…I’m writing poetry again.

Mwah ha ha ha!! (that’s my evil laugh!)



©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2014

















snake©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013.

It’s been awhile…

But this is what I’ve done so far with my summer.

I was sidetracked for a bit by a large monster.

It said ” Rawrrrrrrr, Rawrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, RAWRRR!!!”

cicada©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013.

Which is for monsterspeak for

“Help! I’m stuck!!”

And he struggled back and forth..

“Rawwwrrrrr, rawwwrrrrrr! RAWRRRR!!!”

Translation: “Hmmm. Maybe if I lean a bit and put one leg down and rock back and forth…”

cicada2©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013



Translation: “Okay, I’m out, it’s all good”

cicada3©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013


And then he sheepishly crawled away.

Even the hummingbird did a dance for him.

“I’m so HAPPY!!”

happy1©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013.

While the grumpy hummingbird rolled his eyes..

humm1©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013.

Then I saw a butterfly..

butterfly©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013.

And “Marine One” flew the President over my house.

pres1©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013.

So I painted this in acrylic for a WetCanvas Paint Along.

stilllife1©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013.

And I bought a new Bic pen so I did some quick doodling.

doodle2©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013.

doodle1©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013


Other then that, there’s not much going on. Though I did let Zeus and Sampson watch Sharknado and now they’re making their own film called “Dognado”. Zeus, as the art director of the film, thought the garden looked too fruitful so he promptly picked all the tomatoes.

Yes, I have no tomatoes.


I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!



©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013