I was trying to figure out why last year I was able to get so much more painting done, and I think it just comes down to nap time. This year no naps, and last year there might have been 2 or 3 hours of nap time I could sit and just paint. What aContinue reading “A busy week of painting”
Here’s one I’ve been working on, Saint Melangell who is the patron saint of rabbits. The rabbits have meaning for the person who made the request. Can you tell it’s a combination of Botticelli and Klimt? Thank you very much. People are my weak point as I don’t paint them very much, but it wasContinue reading “a commissioned painting”
I forgot to take photos of my paintings Saturday, and didn’t think about it until Sunday night when I realized I’d left all my preparation (photos/newsletter/write-ups) for Tuesday entirely undone. What was I working on instead? Some sewing projects. I got totally distracted. So I’m going to show off four of my paintings here instead,Continue reading “Sorry, no newsletter this week”
Did I say I finally found my file of photos from my last zoo trip?? After not being able to find it for a long time? Do you know what I named the file?? myzootrip. I must not have been looking too hard. The photos inside it weren’t named with the animals, so I couldn’tContinue reading “A Grizzly Bear painting for ebay”
Did I say I’ve had a cold all week? No? Well, another cold. So I didn’t get much painting done. Long experience has demonstrated that when I feel sick my paintings just don’t come together right, my color choices are terrible, the colors don’t blend right (everything turns brown, or worse–green!), and altogether it’s aContinue reading “Bunny painting”
Here’s an elk painting I painted this week. The photo I used was from an artist-oriented website where people post their photos for other artists to use. Hopefully I’ll be able to go to a wildlife park pretty soon when the weather is a little warmer and get some of my own photos! I thinkContinue reading “Elk painting”
I put up this painting on etsy today. My photo still isn’t marvelous (why is there that shadow on half the painting???) but it looks like it’s as good as it’s going to get. The cows belong to a friend, and have family sentimental value. The calf was 3 days old, and I was veryContinue reading “A cow with a calf painting for etsy”
This week I have five dog paintings for ebay, a Weimaraner, a Rottewiler, a Canaan dog, a Fox Terrier, and a Labrador Retriever. These will be listed January 27, 2009. I will also be listing a big horse painting, and a rex rabbit portrait, and a goat painting. Here’s just 3 preview photos.
Since the bunnies sold so quick, I thought I’d better put up another painting I like. I know I ran the cow painting in my newsletter, but I decided the photos didn’t capture it well enough (weird shadow, or weird highlight, go figure) and the day is just too dreary to take new photos. IfContinue reading “A German Pointer painting for etsy”
I put up these silver marten rabbits today on etsy.SOLD! The painting is 18×18 so it’s pretty dramatic! I thought the sunlight through the ear was the most important element.