I used to get hay from a man that lived down the road from me in Oregon and everyime I went a few of the goats would run to the gate to greet me. I have wanted to paint this guy ever since and finely was able to. Its an 8 x 10 acrylic on panel.
Another Alpaca painting, told you I am loving painting these guys! This one is small just an 8 x 10 but a perfect size for most people as it can hang anyplace. I did frame it and I must say I think it looks wonderful! No name yet but soon.
Just finished the Barking Dog Tasting Room mosaic. This was great fun, I just love it. Measures about 12 x 18 and it will hang in, guess where.........the tasting room !!!!
Cant wait for the room to be done, we are getting there I think if we can decide on a paint color for the ceiling we will be able to finish up. Lots more projects for the room but they will come with time, once the table and chairs get put in place we will be good to go.
I was going to wait until this was complete before I showed any more but I cant stand it, I just have to share. I am about half way there, in fact some of the tiles are done!!
I did do something really stupid, I did not pre wire the frame for hanging before I started, so what that means is I have to take every tile off!! They all have to come off, be placed in the exact order, the frame will be wired then it has to be re- assembled. This is major and is going to take some time. My own fault learn from this always ,always, always pre wire!!
Ok here is the next step, I made sure everything would fit, had to do some creative sanding, carving, pushing, pulling, filling but I got it . Then I painted two coats of gesso on all the tiles, except the few I had made with colored clay, then I put a first coat of color. Now the fun really begins... At this point I really don’t know what tile will be what color it will change as I work on it making sure it all flows tegether am trying to keep the base colors deep and will add gold and silver on top of them. I am happy about it at this stage.
Working on another mosaic with polymer clay. This one is for me, we are hopefully getting close to finishing the wine cellar, actually I have to stop calling it a wine cellar its really a wine tasting room. The difference is we are using it as a place to eat and drink rather than storing tons of wine. We have in the past tried to collect, save and build our wine selection but something always happens......we drink it!!! Ok im getting off subject, this is the beginnings of the Barking Dog Tasting Room mosaic.
There are about 70 tiles each hand made from clay, this is the stage that I re-fit the tiles trying to get them close together. Once this is done I will start to paint them and re- fit them yet again. I always make a few extras just incase I end up not liking one or two or I find I need a few more.
(I know the picture is bad I took it with my phone and its to late as I have started to paint it, the next one will be better)
Thank you to everyone who joined in on our first “Name the Painting” contest, it was great fun for all. So our formally Alpaca #1 now has a new and greatly improved name....drum roll please.....”Como se Llama” or “what’s your name” that’s very lightly translated . The image is now available as a mini print, image size is 5 x 5 and as always printed on archival paper with highly pigmented inks. Paper size is 8.2 x 11 fits into a document frame or can be trimed to an 8 x 10. There are some great 5 x 5 readymade photo frames that would augment this nicely
Other sizes may be available soon as will be note cards. This mini print is $12.00 plus shipping
Well I have been busy in the studio painting and creating, this week I managed to get some Easter ornaments made I am working on a tutorial for making polymer clay ornamentsthese so stay tuned if you are interested. In the mean time take a look and enjoy. Thanks
I have a neighbor who raises alpaca and she allows me to photograph them for references. This is the first of many, I hope, paintings of these wonderfully cute animals. I instantly fell in love with them and wanted to bring a few home, but I did not, maybe next visit, LOL. Its funny years ago my sister had Llamas and I was afraid of them but not these guys they are just so in your face.
This painting is a 12 x 12 acrylic on canvas. Alpaca # 1 , I know boring title but needed something in a hurry as the paint had just dried when I was delivering it to a show. When I get it back I will find it a name and phonograph it better so I cam make prints or cards of it. Enjoy
I am posting a few images here from the sketchbook project This was very different for me and I really struggled with it. I ended up painting and creating on separate canvas and paper then attaching them into the sketchbook. I wish I had done more and I wish I had thought through the process of attaching everything. Having said that I am still happy with how it turned out. It is what it is