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Mac goes into the New Year...

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I am having a hard time trying to take as photo of this and having the colors show...the background, where it looks light and white here is actually a yellow/cream that leads into a deep orange gradually. When I am finished I'll have "my" photographer take the final photo.....this one really doesn't have the same effect as when I look at it on my easel.
It is not finished yet, though........

New Year's resolution: (maybe if I write it down I will actually do it) - DRAW MORE! That should lead me to the next resolution - to relocate...

Merry Christmas!

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I hope anyone reading this has had a wonderful Christmas....my family visits will cap today, then it's back to 'work'! I have had just a little time to paint and here is Mac as he looks on my easel this morning...

Some Color....

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I am playing with color, also brought the middle image to the forefront a little more...

Mac's Progress

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This is what I had envisioned, a painting with Mac's different 'looks'...each one very significant to the whole, each one showing a different glimpse at the spirit that is his...
Now the challenge is to bring it all together as one.....

Mac

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Mac

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I have an idea of the finished painting but I think this one will be one that takes on its own life and develops beyond my plans for it...

Mac

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This is the very beginning of drawing out my next painting....this is Mac, a very special horse who has a very special owner....I was privileged to meet them both this past September and from the moment I first looked at Mac, at his eyes, then watched him with his best friend, I knew I had to paint him. The challenge is to capture on paper what I felt from him.....so here I go.....

Officially finished : )

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Just about finished....

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I am just about finished with this painting....some tweaking I am sure I will do tomorrow, but pretty much finished......it is another Christmas surprise for a lucky lady.

Still working....

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Still working on it! It seems the closer it gets to Christmas, the less efficient I am with my time....I need to remedy that!

Sheba, Brandy and Buddy finished....

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Here are Sheba, Brandy and Buddy finished and ready for Christmas.....note the last-minute ear changes!

Two at once

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I am working on two paintings at the same time, something I often do - this is the other one....

Getting there...

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Changes...

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This painting is going through a lot of changes....I'm starting to finally get it right, that is my goal today! The background color was just awful, this is much better!
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Progress....

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Thursday

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I rematted and framed Lua today, this is her now; she looks much better not cropped so closely. Working on the 3 dogs today, I'll have more photos later, maybe even completion??!

3 Dogs....

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This is Sheba, Brandy and Buddy...again, I forgot to take photos from the very beginning...they just captured me and off I went....check back for their progress tomorrow....

Lua finished...

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Back to painting...

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This is Lua, another special Christmas present for someone...I did forget to take photos at the very beginning when I was sketching her out, so this is the beginning of the photos......

Friday...

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No new artwork today, but tonight I made 2 wreaths with greens I gathered yesterday....Kitty surprisingly made a home in the center of them....and *someone* was there with MY camera...back to artwork tomorrow, see you then...

Spirit finished...

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Updated...

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Spirit

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New painting..."Spirit"

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Another beginning....this is "Spirit", another Christmas commission, someone's special gift under the tree.......

A better photo....

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Here is an accurate, much better quality photo........

Bonnie finished!

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Finally I have declared Bonnie's painting to be finished....Bonnie was a special friend of mine and I could "fine tune" her painting forever I think, but it's time it went to its new home....

Bonnie...almost finished...

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Bonnie's painting is almost finished, added some shading this morning...this afternoon I will do the finishing touches.

Bonnie

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My new website...

A cold rainy November day....I worked on my website all day and just launched it - www.PatMorrisArtist.com...let me know what you think! It's not completely finished yet, still a work in progress!

Bonnie again!

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I think I finally took a decent picture of this painting....it still needs more "tweaking" but is well on its way.....when I look at it now, Bonnie looks back at me.

Bonnie

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Bonnie's progress...

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Still a very long way to go....I have not yet 'captured' her.

Bonnie

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Bonnie

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The very beginning of Bonnie's painting........

Jasi finished

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My morning project....

In the last week I have been spending my early mornings at the computer redesigning my website; I am really excited about this and hopefully in about a week will have enough of it completed to upload and show the world! It will be less cluttered than my present site and easier to navigate; hopefully also it will show up on search engines, unlike my present site....
Today I am hoping to finish Jasi, have been working on fine-tuning her painting and will post it here later...

Jasi today...

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Almost finished...

Jasi on Thanksgiving

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I had a little time to paint this morning and here is Jasi as she looks oin my easel right now....until tomorrow!

Jasi

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Notice I actually got them to load in the correct order! I lost a lot of edge detail playing with the background, I will be bringing it back - that's why I don't wait too far inbo the painting to do background...

Sasha finished...

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Sasha

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I've been spending time on Sasha's painting today....close to being finished....

Monday morning...

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Here is the final "official" photo of Rowdy....and a little update on Sasha and Jasie....more to come today!