This boy was meant to be finished and dry for this upcoming Friday's group show at the Local Color Gallery in Raleigh...However, life had other ideas! With everything going on, I put the painting aside and forgot to finish the sides. It would have looked really cool displayed on the wall with my other 12 x 12 horse paintings.
DEEP THOUGHT 12 x 12 x 1.5 Oil on Stretched Canvas
I started on this commissioned portrait last night. It will take me a few days to complete it, but so far I am very happy with the progress. This painting is 30" x 40" and it will me a serious statement on the wall!
As promised, I got to work on Mr. Bull. I LOVE the way he came out. The colors and textures pop on this MAN.
Pugsley is still a very sick little boy. His white blood count was pretty high and he feels pretty rotten - most likely due to the inflammation of his pancreas . He has been at the vets two days in a row now...At least he likes to travel in the car - he goes into a relaxation trance as soon as the car starts moving - it's weird, but kind of cool!
I love the way that the color scheme makes this painting sing. The original photo was pretty bad, but perfect as inspiration.
Update on my sweet little Pugsley. He was a very good boy during his acupuncture treatment and seemed to be feeling much better following it. He even met me at the door when I got home this evening, which he has not done since he got so ill. I attached some photos of Pugsley sporting Porcupine Look.
COW gone wrong...or should I say Bull gone wrong...I am stressed and it shows...I started this bull with brushes - then after getting a "bit" unhappy with it's progress, I scraped most of it of and started slapping paint on it with the same palette knife used for scraping...Somehow I scraped of his horns and never put them back - thus we have a COW!
I still really love the original photo and will need to try my hand at a more realistic painting of the gentleman.
Pugsley is still very much under the weather. I did get home early enough today to take him into the backyard to enjoy some sun and fresh air. He really seemed to enjoy watching all the crazy hummingbirds that are visiting our feeders. Tomorrow he will visit the vet for an acupuncture session - If I remember I will bring a camera to take some shots of the porcupine-pugsley!
This is a remake of an earlier painting, this time using palette knives. This one was completed this morning after a decent night sleep. My boy seems to be much more comfortable and his appetite is good. He made himself comfortable in a small suitcase full of fleece remnants. See the photo (wow.. he is one cute thing!)...
Last week has been really tough on me. Between having to carry the pager for work and my little kitty being sick, I have not been getting any sleep. Thank goodness we have a very comfortable couch which allows me to get a couple of hours of sleep at a time. I love to wrap myself with fleece blankies and snuggle into the soft couch!
My little man, Pugsley, was just diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowl Disease (that's after suffering with chronic pancreatitis for the last 3 years - Poor dude can't get any breaks... See the picture of the cutie below...
This little painting was finished last night. The finishing touches went on about 4am...
Found some time to finally finish this boy. I enjoyed the previous painting and continued using the "Buttocks" perspective... I am really loving the palette knife and what it allows me to do with the paint, but one of these days, when my brain gets out of it's chaos mode I will definitely go back to the brushes.