Saturday, February 27, 2010

Those eyes!

Here you see the two photos my friend sent to help
me get Miss Jetta's eyes as close as possible to what
they are! Quite the trio, huh?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Cat commissions in progress

This little ol' miss is Jetta. She is owned
by a dear friend of mine who has asked me
to paint Jetta's portrait as well as her other
beloved kitty who has now moved on to
catnip heaven. This painting is mostly done
except for needing more precise information
about the color of her eyes. I will be receiving
some photos in the mail and then I will do
better by Jetta whose eyes are a bit stuck on
a stare and without proper shading.
This is a small piece, 5" x 7. It is on an Ampersand
gesso panel. Very smooth to paint on, and so you
can get more detail without the weave of canvas.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Morning After the BIG Snow!

This is the sight that greeted me out my window on the morning
after the major snow storm in the Washington DC area. This
has nothing to do with my artist's life in a direct way, and yet it
does! Students had to cancel lessons, and I had about as much
interest in painting as in paying taxes! Watching this mega-storm
was the "art" of the last few days.