Saturday, March 17, 2007

Black and White

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And white and black.

Two cute little kittens, full of life and energy. I was fascinated by the different personalities of these two. The whiter one, somewhat quieter, though still alert, seems almost thoughtful; the other is posed and ready for action - NOW! I hope to list this pastel on eBay tomorrow (Sunday) evening. It is finished but the pbotographs are not as good as they should be, so it may take a little more time.

Works in Progress: A kitty under a table, a white cat in a window, and a Yorkshire Terrier portrait.

I hope it is a lovely spring day where you are. We had some of those this week, but this morning there was snow on the ground. I am going to cheer myself up by going to a lawn and garden show. Can't say I care much about lawns but gardens (with flowers in them) are great!!!
Have a good day.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


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One of my favorite breeds. (If you know me well, you know they all are! Honestly! I would have one of everything if I could take care of them all. That goes for cats, too!) Anyway, this particular dog is all dog -- great sense of humor, but very serious about important things, dog things. Affectionate yet independent and sometimes in his own little world. This pastel will go on eBay this evening.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Works in Progress

Two new works in progress. You know, you are really special, because I don't often allow people to see my artwork until it is completely finished. I don't leave unfinished works sitting around when I know someone is coming for a visit. But for you, well here is a painting of Kitty dozing under a chair, or I might turn it into a table.

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As you can see, I have just begun this one, so don't judge it too harshly yet. It may not be finished until the middle of next week.

And here is a pastel of a Beagle. He will probably be finished tomorrow and listed tomorrow evening.
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I may show you an update of him later today.
Well, I hope it is warm and dry wherever you are. We had our second big blizzard of the season as well as the second blzzard of the week last Thurs, Fri,Sat, and parts of Sunday. Nice to get them over with all at once. Maybe we can have spring now.
I get to do my taxes this afternoon. Can think of at least a dozen things I would rather be doing. Maybe even hundreds of things. Have a good one!!!!!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Elegance Personified

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Usually I post on Tuesdays and Fridays, or at least I try, but here it is Thursday already. Chalk it up to one nasty snowstorm and one painting that wouldn't take a good picture. I will try to make it up to you tomorrow by showing you two works in progress that should be completed some time next week. I like to work on more than one thing at a time -- it keeps me from "overworking" a piece.
This elegant creature will be on eBay sometime today. The painting is in pastel on a new surface by Jack Richeson, called Unison Premium Pastel Surface mounted on Gatorboard. It is new to me anyway. The surface is said to "grab" the pastel a little more than regular pastel paper so less fixative is used and less care in handling is necessary. That remains to be seen. I do enjoy trying new things even though they sometimes don't work out. I fell in love with pastel the first time I tried it, but I did have to try it. The same with acrylic, but I had to "try" it several times before I finally decided to like it. All of my favorite stand-bys began as trying out something new. And that's my thought for today.

P.S. There is a "blizzard warning" out for toda, so if we lose our power, I won't post tomorrow either!