"All Ears," 8x10x1/2", gallery wrapped canvas, acrylics and graphite, image painted/extended around wrap so no need to frame. $299 plus $20 s&h. Returning collectors receive 10% off. I accept paypel, venmo and payment plans. Inquiries may always come to me.
So yesterday I had great things in mind for my easel time.
None of them manifested.
It was one disaster after another.
I figured out why (great plans but very little actual planning while also forcing in process pieces to be something they weren't destined to become). And then I tried to salvage what was left of my afternoon and evening by painting something palatable.
A fun painting. Inside my comfort zone. Something cleansing, that would reset my energy levels and ready me to return to the studio with joy as opposed to dread.
So what's more fun than a chick wearing bunny slippers? A chick wearing bunny slippers with bunny ears, too, of course!
Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork journey, Warmly, Kim
"Lashes and Corkscrews," 5" x 8", buckskin tobiano curly horse portrait, acrylic on board, $289 to the first taker. Do I see any hands? Inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org .
I really DID intend to paint today, but things got out of hand quickly. I think it was the Snickers bar breakfast that me going in the wrong direction right off the bat. Then the mid-morning helping of caramel corn followed by a Kit-Kat lunch.... straight downhill from there.
For the last hour I have had my palette open and the brushes out, but trick-or-treaters are coming thick and heavy, and it's becoming very clear that I will NOT be finishing the sheltie paintings tonight (so sorry JB - they are coming, though!!).
Instead I'll share with you a piece I did last week for an art competition. I won't find out about the juror's decision until December, but in the meanwhile, please enjoy Percy, my friend's new gelding. Isn't he a dear?!
My very first Dog a Day painting, Pink, a little 4" x 5" panel, private collection (THANK YOU!). This is where things really began to take off. But let's go back in time a little first.
It's 2006. I had been creating larger than life sized pet portraits for about 5 years, selling them online (via ebay and my website). I was a little disillusioned, always moving from one commission to another, with little time for continued learning or experimentation (entirely my own fault). In October I decided to carve out a small window of time each day for just myself. An hour to push paint without any expectation but to have fun. I builta blogas a dedicated space to record my efforts, because I love to compartmentalize everything. Yes, everything. My Inner Marketer thought I should dovetail the daily project with the studio in some way, to further drive traffic tomy websitevia keywords, regular updates and context similar content - so I chose to focus on dog portraits. As an ad…