Monday, November 29, 2010


I had some leftover sections of board, so I cut them in sort of an atc size. There'd been a series of photos on WC of the Gypsy Vanner stallion called Percy. I've got artwork to do but decided to go ahead and mess with one of his photos.  I started scratching it out, but it just wasn't working. I dug around and found a fiberglass brush and voila, there was the horse....on black. It was yucky. So, I scraped the whole background off. Well, plain white was no better than plain black. I hunted down my paints. Suddenly, I really liked it. It turned into one of those "bemused" pieces, i.e., did I do that? Yep, I sure did.

This one is available, and I'll probably frame it in a few minutes. E-mail me for details at

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Almost done

Just got to put some shading back in, and then rescratch the areas so it looks real.


It looks like a pretty nasty storm coming in today so I'll spend the rest of the day working on this and organizing my job hunting paperwork. It's a shame that jobs are so scarce that the employers can pick and choose all their relatives or those who put out over competent workers. There's easily over a hundred applicants for each job. Sigh. I'm focusing on making my art sell, weird idea, but I don't seem to have a choice.

Anyway, here's the latest update. I hope to have her finished today so better get to it.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Next Work in Progress

Here she is, I think the neck/chest area is done for the moment. I will be going back and correcting the shading.

Golden Retriever

I've had a busy summer, but alas, the winter is here and I'm out of work. So, I've focused on the Holday Markets and I've made a whopping $10, which I promptly spent on great coffee from Old River Coffee (try it, he's got a web site), and great bakery goods, so much for the bologna sandwich I brought, eh?

Anyway, while I was at the last market, one of the vendors brought in her Golden Retriever. Not a Classic Show Dog but a very lovely girl with a wonderful personality. She was young, but a very sincere dog that wants to do everything right.  I had my camera and took some reference photos. Well, I had to start her. I have three or four other pieces to finish, but this one caught my interest. If it turns out nice enough, I may enter it at Art Show at the Dog Show (like, where do I find the entry fee), or just put it up for sale. I'll also have prints available.

I have lots of projects today, so I'd better get this posted.