I've been on a bit of a break.
For the past few weeks I've had some "painters block".
I think I'm back on track.
I have been wanting to paint pirate kitties for a while now - after seeing the cats on Ocrakoke Island, I was inspired. This is the first - he's named after the mythical pirate in "The Princess Bride" (one of my favorite movies).
7" x 5"
oil on panel
I am so thrilled to announce my painting has been chosen for first place in the DailyPaintworks monthly contest!!!
Do you remember the scream Olive unleashes in "Little Miss Sunshine" when she gets the message that she has won the beauty contest? That was me after finding out I won. My dogs seriously thought I had lost my mind corralling around me like little groupies joining in on the celebration. Or maybe they were just hoping for a treat.
Recently, I have started a series of large paintings of agility dogs. Since attending a dock jumping show a few years ago, I have come to admire the athleticism of these dogs and the connection they have with their human partners, their concentration is unshakable. I just love the pure joy they get from catching a frisbee, doing flips or jumping off a dock - it makes me smile.
...and on a personal note, I have been experiencing a lot of joy lately, so I appropriately named this "Joy".
Thank you Wayne Ramsey for your beautiful photo to work from.
I started this a few years ago and never finished it - just other things getting in the way - my mind jumps around like a spider monkey - you know... "Maybe I'll paint this! Maybe I'll paint that!" and then I end up doing just that and end up with a lot of half finished paintings. The gallery that has been representing me encouraged me to finish it and VOILA! It's DONE!
I love it when that happens :)