Today's offering features 2 vintage items, a bear decoration and the salt shaker seperated from it's hoosier more than 25 years ago. The bear is not a stuffed bear. It is rather something that's hollow inside. I bought it quite a while ago because I collect black bear doo-dads. This poor bear may have started its life black but now he's sun-bleached brown. I'm happy with the outcome of this painting, because I tried to paint the word "salt" on the shaker. I scraped that failed attempt off and then started again. I mixed more carefully hued greyed colors. You scraped off some of your painting - you query. Well, let me tell you that I learned the HARD way to fold my cards early when I'm not playing a winning hand. The best time to scrape and repaint is, just after you hear your artist's eye scream to your brain: " What the heck are you doing?! The horse is dead already, let it rest in peace." - Brande
Another picture taken with my cell phone. I was made to paint in oil, so the cell phone is a great way to document work while it needs to dry. I love black bears- although I would not want to meet one. I especially love the way this painting came out. It's for sale for $ 75.00 - Brande
Cookie is my Schnoodle, a breed that is fifty percent Mini-Schnazuer and fifty percent Mini-Poodle. She's one hundred percent love. We adopted her almost one year ago and at that time, she was two years old. She still nurses. Don't leave your blankie out, she'll gather up a musselful and go to town. She's not picky about what blankie she nurses on. It could be a Walmart couch throw at my house, or Macy's velvet on my daughter's couch. I now pack nursing blankets for Cookie when we travel. I'm so happy to be painting in oil again. I painted this yesterday from a sketch and then took it's picture on my cell phone, so it's not the best quality. When dry, I'll scan it, but at least I've learned how to save phone pictures to the memory card, push the same card into my printer and SAVE the file. This took about 4 hours to figure out, because I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to using photo-printer type devices
This is the adorable finished Izzie portrait, cropped. Below is the full finished portrait. I just want to scoop her up and snuggle. She's still not potty trained, so Izzie's family does not feel the same! This pup wants a treat!
It seems that I just can't break out the oil paints, but I did start a watercolor portrait of a Shiz-Tsu. I do have just a little bit more to go. This is where I can blow the whole painting if I over do it. Still waking up with headaches, but they are milder. I'm shopping later today, I'll look for disposable medical face masks and see if they help with oil painting headaches.