Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Some background on the subject of my painting "The Other Light"......
Lady was born and lived her life at a wolf sanctuary. I first came to know her when she was about 5 weeks old...and in the years that followed I spent many treasured moments with her. From a very young age she enjoyed untying my shoes and chewing on them - gently. I thought I would share first of all, the photo that I worked from to make the painting - this is of Lady and her pups. The second is of her laying with me (note the untied shoelaces!), making sure no other wolf came near me....she had claimed me! I took this photo while she was on my legs, so I couldn't get the distance needed for a really good shot. The third is a paw print she left on me one day with muddy feet. These photos were taken before digital cameras were widely available and my photographing skills left a lot to be desired, but they are still among my most prized possessions.
Last night I re-arranged my studio area and this morning I couldn't wait to start painting! My easel is closer to my nice large "Rockwell" window and the snow outside is sticking to everything, making a great scene to paint by. I am working on Lady's painting this morning and possibly am close to completing it. I have named it "The Other Light".
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
The area around my easel is too full of work that needs to be finished and/or revised....as I am re-framing a lot of my work I am taking the opportunity to improve them. Such is the case with the turkey painting - today I started adding more turkeys....
And the wolf painting is one that I started at a demo in October....and got caught up in the Christmas rush and never got back to her...today she went up on the easel for completion.
I don't work well with clutter so finishing these paintings will help - I have 3 more to finish/rework and 3 commissions so these will be busy (and happy) paintings days ahead! Let it snow!