"Nuzzling," 8" x 10", portrait of a young girl and kitten, acrylic on canvasboard, $449 to the first to raise their hand and ask nicely. Inquiries may come to me.
I got the idea for this painting last summer, and tried my hand at it with no success. Today I was cleaning out some files and came across my failed attempt. Maybe it was a sugar high from too many chocolate cupcakes, but I was confidant I could now pull it off.
And while the painting lingered, and I mean it took it's sweet ole time, deep in "the uglies," and I was just about to give up, suddenly it pulled through, and began to work.
This piece is a nice step in the direction of painting people and their pets, something that has been a longtime goal of mine. I'm not there yet, but getting closer.
FYI, there will be a new Virtual pARTy next week, for those of you who are interested in participating or following along. Information has been posted to the pARTy blog, and I encourage participants to register on the pARTy forum if they have not already. We'll be working from an image shot during opening weekend at Saratoga, so it is full of promise.
And I have an inkling to paint some black cats. I want to experiment with my palette and add some more blues to it, and black cats would provide the perfect opportunity to play. For that matter, black dogs or horses would work just as well too. If you have someone you'd like to nominate, I would love to see your photos - non-flash, please! You can send them to me, and I promise to acknowledge receipt of your materials.
Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork with your friends and family.