It's funny how you feel about a painting once you see it photographed and on screen. The colors here didn't seem so vivid when I was working on it. I was so in love with the odd composition and the fat little paw the the rest escaped. I think it may mean a trip back to the paint box. I work at the office the next 4 days so time away should give me a new perspective. Stay tuned.
This is part of a commission for a woman in England for her friend in Holland. Somehow I managed to wash out the right side when I photographed it. The dark green background is pretty much the same all the way around. I have been afforded a lot of reference material for this beauty so you'll most likely see him again.
I know this is posted in the group below but posting it again assures that it will make the group post with Daily Painters tomorrow. I hope everyone is taking the opportunity to visit the sites of these fine painters involved in the monthly challenge. For that matter, be sure to visit Daily Painters. There is some wonderful, affordable work being done. You never know when you'll discover a little jewel that you just can't live without.
A special thanks to my neighbor Chris for allowing me to toss his precious shoes up over the phone line! We DID get them down.
I really love dogs but after these last 3 paintings I think I'm more partial to these with the smooth coats and eyes that just beg you to pick them up. The heart bling seems so appropriate for her. Now for the kicker: they all 3 live in the same household. Can you imagine? what a sight they must make.
Taking on animal portraits has been an eye opener for me. I love dogs and cats. However, I find myself much more drawn to certain animals. This regal fellow could move into my house any time. Okay! so not really. With our canine hating feline that would be a big mistake. But serously, can't you see his dedication and strength right threw those eyes? Just an amazing creature.
I'm a painter living in Enumclaw, Washington. It's a small town in the foothills below Mt. Rainier. My sculptor husband and I share 3 studios, a foundry,6 cats, a one-of-a-kind, custom, cast bronze door and cabinet hardware company and 5 beautiful acres of land on which we host a July outdoor sculpture show. "A Painting a Day" seemed a little over the top. Just up my alley. Don't look for any consistency in subject matter. The one sure thing? color!
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