Archive for January, 2015



So I had a wild hair and I followed it

I’m still working on the flamingos and have made some progress but I had an urge to do this little guy. It’s a small piece only about 11×16 inches and is water soluble mixed media on suede.

I’m not sure if I like it, but there ya go. Initially I wanted to do two more baby goats for a trio but not sure now. Could be I’m just in a mood. I think the amount of negative space is also an issue. Or I am so unbelievably tired today for no reason but I’d love to crawl under a heavy blanket and sleep.

Yeah. Could be any one of those. Or all three.

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Keeping my options open.

I underestimated the length and depth of the grief I felt over the loss of my beloved Chicory. I took me far longer to feel like doing much creatively than I expected. Part of that is I tap into my emotions regarding critters when I’m making critter art. So being in a happy balanced state is usually best.

I did start an owl piece that crashed and burned a couple of weeks back and so I’m trying again. I chose a very simple graphic image, with happy bright colors and of one of my more favorite birds. The final piece will be cropped quite close to the beaks. There won’t be nearly as much negative space as I’ve currently got but I like to keep my options open.

It is once again on suede and since my intention for the background is to have just the suede I covered (thus the sheen.) I may change my mind and do some sort of green wash in the end. Hard tellin’. I’m fickle that way.

I’m not loving it but this is really quite early and pretty much just the base color washes in. It’s going rather quickly and hopefully I’ll have it finished by the end of this weekend.

What’s Next?

Maybe a couple of really cute goats or perhaps my next cow which is already have sketched out.

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