I think the Emerald Green Hills in Oregon are influencing me, right now. Oregon is especially gorgeous in the Spring. I remember, a few years ago, flying into Portland, after visiting another State, that's not quite so green...and the vibrant Green took my breath away. So....JRT and FOX has an Emerald Green background. I think I will call this painting, "Spring Walk".
I am working on a new Jack Russell Terrier and Fox Painting. Not too far along, but I thought I would share the WIP. I paint, very slowly, using lots of thin washes to build layers of color. What I have painted, so far, is about 4 or 5 layers...and I have a long way to go. I love my work, and feel so blessed to be able to work at a job that I love. The only hard part of being an Artist, working from home alone...well, not alone, but with only the Fur Family...the only conversations are in barks and mews. So, I am really excited that it's Friday, and I am going out for dinner...with humans! I love my Fur Family, but it will be nice to hear words spoken. Have a wonderful weekend!!!
This month's theme is, "Nursery Rhymes"! I just finished my offering, "Three Little Kittens", and listed it with the other Artists' work! There are some great paintings...be sure to check them out. You can click on the clickable banner, on this page, to go directly to the auctions. Have a great evening!
I have two new prints in my Etsy shop today. "Finnegan Fox" is now a large 12"X8", Archival Print, and "Flor" is 8"X8". I'm really happy with the way the prints turned out. I have three more that I will be posting later today and tomorrow. Thanks!!! I'm off to work on commissions, and my Nibblefest Entry. The theme is Nursery Rhymes this month...should be fun!
Yesterday got busy, so I didn't finish a painting for Day 7... And, I'm just now posting Day 6. So, now you know a little more about me! Sometimes the best of intentions don't work out, but I did accomplish more by having a goal in mind. My Day 6 painting is titled, "Sammy". He will be listed on Ebay tonight. I hope your weekend was wonderful!
We were celebrating our friend's 60th Birthday last night, so I didn't get around to posting Day 5 yesterday. I really enjoyed painting this guy, "Edmund". The combination of painting on wood, and painting free is very addicting. I'm finding that I want to paint bigger, too....so, I see an investment in paint, and some very large pieces of wood in my future. I hope everyone has a fun, relaxing and creative weekend!
I was painting, my Day 4 painting, while listening to the TV today...waiting to see who the new Pope would be. And, I decided to name my painting, "Francis" in honor of the new Pope. He sounds like such an amazing man. I noticed after finishing the painting...that I had painted something that looks like white smoke at the top of the cat's head. The power of suggestion? This painting was, also, inspired by Gritty Jane's new class, "Paint Like A Child". I joined the class Jane started today, and I watched two videos, one with a small girl painting huge canvases, and one with Picasso. These two videos were so inspiring. I will add the link to Jane's class above, if you're interested.
I actually started yesterday with, "Clarice", and today I have, "Finnegan Fox". I decided on Sunday to challenge myself. The Challenge... to finish a painting each day, for 7 days. I have promised to not neglect my commissions, as well. So, not much housework this week, but a lot of fun!
The first thing that I noticed in my e-mail this morning was...Miriam Schulman included my, "Kitty" in her beautiful Etsy Treasury. Miriam, also, has a very interesting post on her blog about Painting Transformations. The two paintings that she transformed are wonderful, and have inspired me to go through my, "Closet of Misfit Paintings"...maybe they can become new, again, too! Click HERE to see Miriam's "Grasshopper", and HERE to see her, "BUTTERFLY". Have a great weekend!
Happy Friday!!! I hope everyone has a great weekend! I decided to start mine off by listing a new abstract Cat painting...on wood. Still love painting on wood! I love painting the abstract cats, too. I never have a plan...just start painting, and it's fun to see who shows up. This little girl is, "Bella".