IN PROCESS: "Tussle," 12" x 16", portrait of a yellow lab and a golden retreiver. This is how far I got last nite during my demonstration with members of the Brighton Art Guild.
Do you recognize these two? They were finalists in the Painting a Dog a Day Valentines Giveaway.
This painting is not currently for sale, but as always, inquiries may come to me.
Many warm thanks go out to the Brighton Art Guild for inviting me to share my thoughts and painting process with them last nite.
They were a fantastic audience, asking some most excellent questions, and even gave some genuine love to the ratty doll I brought along (she demonstrated very well that peach tones move into violets and blues in the shadows, just like our doggies up above do).
I wanted to illustrate how form is the backbone of a painting, appearing in the earliest stages, entirely separate from suface or finishing details. If you get the modelling and values correct when building your initial form (and they can attest that I struggled a bit getting the golden down!), the rest is just candy.
Today I've been cleaning and organizing in the studio, which really means only one thing: I'm procrastinating starting taxes.
The rainy day withered light hasn't pulled me to my easel either and I think I'm just going to tackle further filing and other miscellaneous things that just don't get the attention they deserve.
There's always tomorrow to pick up the brushes! or start taxes.
Thanks for reading along,
PS If you're interested in having me come talk to your artist group, let me know!
To the post office, that is.
This week 8 paintings found new homes and 2 more are being sent off to seek their fortunes in New York (at Spa Fine Art, my gallery in Saratoga Springs).
You would THINK the studio looked bare after this. But not so much.
There's another round of paintings waiting for shipping details to be finalized before they get to test their wings.
And by the time they are headed out the door, a new generation of paintings will have stepped down from the easel.
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Thanks so much!