Saturday, February 16, 2019

New Puppy Painting

Here I’m holding my new little puppy painting so you can see the size. This adorable little doggo is a commission I just finished - yay! Stella is a bundle of fun so I put polka dots in the background to symbolize her playfulness. Guaranteed to bring a smile of delight, this acrylic painting is only 12”x12” painted on cradled wood.  With the gold textures in the background, her mood changes as light filtering onto the painting changes.  She’s so CUTE! 

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Finished Puppy Commission

Here I’m showing some of my steps bringing my puppy painting to fruition.  This adorable pup is a commission I just finished - yay! Stella is a bundle of fun so I put polka dots in the background to symbolize her playfulness. Guaranteed to bring a smile of delight, this acrylic painting is only 12”x12” painted on cradled wood.  With the gold textures in the background, her mood changes with the changing light. 
First drawing upon my beautiful background:

Starting to paint in the ear now...
Both ears... :)

Watch out for that scary pic with the glowing white eyeball - zombie dog! Artists are like gardeners - going through the scary stuff, mud, seeds, weeds, zombie dogs, with their eyes on the goal, finished paintings and glorious gardens. :)
Getting there...  honestly, I love this zombie dog transition. 


Ahhh... much better.
Now we’re getting somewhere!
The photo did not show a gleam in her right eye; but neither I nor the customer liked her without it. So...
Ah! That’s much better, isn’t it? :). Now, for the finishing touches.  Fur here, texture there, little pinky nose, and voila!

I’m in love! And I don’t even have to take her outside to pee!

















Watch out for that scary pic with the glowing white eyeball - zombie dog! Artists are like gardeners - going through the scary stuff, mud, seeds, weeds, zombie dogs, with their eyes on the goal, finished paintings and glorious gardens. :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Brushes

I bet you didn’t know that today is TINY BRUSH DAY! What that means is I’m almost done with another painting! :). It’s a commission so I can’t show you yet, but it’s coming! Yay! I love the sense of accomplishment when a painting is finished. 




Friday, February 8, 2019

Bunny Painting Sold

My little bunny-bun sold.  Such an adorable little fellow; and I’m glad he’s going to a good home.  I don’t think he’s even going to eat much! I wanted to post him with my pens so you could see what I used for him.  





These soft brush Pitts just can’t be beat, and it rather feels like you’re painting! Since we’re talking bunnies,I have to quote my favorite bunny poem: ‘The bunny is a feeble folk, whose weakness is his strength. To shun a gun a bun will run to almost any length!’  (You’ll thank me later when you need a good poem.) Happy days. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Octopus Painting Sold

Sold ‘Maestro’ last night. Soon he will be flying first class to Massachusetts! My painting gets to fly in a better class than we do!  The other octopus painting, ‘Walking,’ is still available. 




Saturday, February 2, 2019

Octopus Paintings Compared

I painted these two octopus paintings several months apart.  For one I wanted to focus on lines and for the other I focused on texture. I was surprised when I set them next to each other that they looked like they had been painted together and look as if they’re joining... well, not hands, but maybe like each one’s arms are extending beyond himself over to the other. They truly are a pair! One thing that unites them is my treatment of color; I used the same colors and laid them down in thin glazes so you could see through each layer of color like stained glass. 





The borders I put above and below (to make a square for Instagram!) are super closeups.  Each piece is 24x30” and they’re on my website to be sold separately unless some lucky person decides to purchase them together.  LOVE these!


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