Monday, May 02, 2011

"Hush" 14 x 18 oil on linen

I didn't realize it had been quite so long since I'd updated the blog! I think I've finished this painting - don't you love how sure we artists are of ourselves? My working title for this was, "Not Here, Mom!" but I've decided to call it "Hush." This is 14 x 18 oil on linen.

Billy, featured here as a foal, is now three years old and made his first start yesterday. He handled everything very well, and was fifth in his initial effort, earning a cheque in the process. It's a very encouraging start to his career. You can watch the replay, thanks to Woodbine's You Tube site!

I will be taking this and at least two other paintings to be photographed this week. I always do this with paintings that are too large to scan, so I have a high resolution file from which to make prints. Pirak Studios does a great job photographing artwork, and also offers giclée printing services. I'm probably going to have them do a proof of each of the three paintings I'm taking so that I can offer reproductions. Stay tuned for more information!


Studio at the Farm said...

I like "Hush" better as a title, too. Are you SURE you're finished??? [kidding!] I paint as well, and the last one I said was finished was further worked on for almost a month.

marilyn said...

Linda, how do you scan your small originals. When I scan mine, a lot of times I get these wavy lines. can email you an example, if I can find your email addy.

Marilyn Sadler

Linda Shantz said...

The only thing that will make me stop is wanting to get it photographed! A friend of mine likes to say, "Paintings are never finished, only abandoned!"

Linda Shantz said...

Hi Marilyn!

I'm not sure, but I think that might be your scanner. I have an Epson Perfections V500 now, and I haven't had that problem. Is your scanner new? Old? You can try googling your "question" too and you might find help forums that will explain it and maybe help you fix it. Just put your scanner brand name and "wavy lines" in and see what comes up.

Maria's Watercolor said...

wonderful painting and so appropriate for mothers day coming up!

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

The touch of blue really makes this piece that little more special. Well done. Enjoyed seeing little Billy stretch his legs. He's off to a good start:D