Saturday, January 23, 2010

Busy Day!

Some days things just roll. I started painting early today, putting some work in on my next commission. This particular commission will require a number of layers, so I will be letting what I did today dry before continuing. I took a painting break to go out and do stalls and work a bit with Gracie, then threw all the horses hay before getting back to the studio.

I have a few pieces around that are near completion. It's a funny thing, how putting those last touches and calling it 'done' are often the most difficult part of the process. I could have picked up any one of half a dozen or more paintings to conquer today, but I decided it had been a while since I did a dog painting, so I tackled this little 6 x 8 oil on Raymar panel of an Australian Cattle Dog doing agility. I'm going to call it "Tunnel!" for obvious reasons! I might enter this in the FASM From Heart to Hand show in early March, if it's not sold before then. If you're interested, it's available, unframed, for $280.00US including shipping (in North America). Just email me.

Next I put a bit of polish on a painting I did last June. I don't often touch up my daily paintings like this, but I always loved the composition of this and felt a little more work would be worthwhile. This is 8 x 10 oil on masonite panel, and I'm calling it "Contender." It's available, unframed for $450.00US (shipping included in North America). Once I frame both of these paintings, the price, needless to say, will have to go up!

Tomorrow I'll share my Virtual pARTy painting. Participants have until midnight tonight (in their respective time zones) to submit their work, and then I will post all paintings on the blog. Pop over there if you'd like to see the reference photo we're working from.

Days like this, I hate to go to bed, thinking surely I could accomplish more!


Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Love both pieces, that Aussie is so real I can hear his excited bark fom here. It's just great when you have days when everything you touch turns out just right.....if only they were all like that lol

Linda said...

Gorgeous Artworks all so special, you have been busy. Lindax

Linda Shantz said...

No kidding, Elizabeth! I don't dare hope that today will be a repeat!

Reflections From Life Art Blog said...

Love both pieces Linda!! Especially the horse, but then again, I am partial to horses. The dog's face is so detailed and real looking I want to pet him!