Wednesday, September 29, 2021

598 Brother Squirrel

Brother Squirrel
oil on canvas

     This squirrel has a cute little face all full of such innocence, but his hands have dangerous claws. He must need them in the big world where he is so small. Also he is fast. Davy chased him one day and did not catch him. Thank goodness!


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

596 Pink Carnations

 Pink Carnations
Oil on Canvas

     If I said it took two weeks to paint this little gourd full of carnations, no one would believe it. But it is true. I wonder how many times you can wash down a canvas before it falls apart. I must have come close. I had some troubles finding the vision for it and I had grown rusty while finishing up my little book.
     Carnations do not have a noticeable center so you get lollipop flowers. Also I tried using a synthetic brush which is not as responsive as natural bristles. 
     There is, after all, something about it that I like.