Friday, March 18, 2011

64 - No title yet

The reference picture for this one was captured a couple of years ago and I aways loved it. One of my sons brought his new little puppy to our house for Christmas. This was the meeting of his dog and mine. My dog, Bonnie was very currious about the visitor. I've been working on the painting off and on for about 4 months. Getting the older dogs expression just right was difficult. A smidge one way or the other changed the curious look to angry and that was not what the painting was about. So several times I painted and rubbed it out. Painted and sanded it off. Painted and re-painted. I think I am happy with it now. Now if I can just come up with a title....

16" x 20" Oil on canvas

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bird Of Paradise

This is an update of an update. I've worked on this one for almost a year. I started it shortly after loosing my mother last May, and when I missed her badly I would work on it until I did all I felt I could do. I've even said it was done a couple of times, but I was never quite happy with it. This time, it has been sitting there for a few days, and I don't see anything to tweek. Maybe it is finally done.

Bird Of Paradise 16" x 20" Oil on canvas