Monday, November 29, 2010

Bemused

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 obedec@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Almost done

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

Update

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.