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Samantha the Hamster

Samantha the Hamster, 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Gessoboard

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I wanted to paint a small animal today.  My first attempt was a mouse.  Well, that was a scraper and while I was scraping, I was nagging myself for letting more than two days go by without painting. I really had to fight the urge to call it a day and give up.

I decided that perhaps the photo reference for the mouse was not clear enough and decided to work with a hamster photo which was clearer.   Samantha and I are happy I did not quit. 


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