Posts Tagged ‘llama painting’

IMG_20171231_122358183.jpgSeems like a good way to go. Spending the last day of 2017 and first day of 2018 working on a painting. You might think that making a living as an artist means you are creating your heart out all of the time but for me at least the majority of the time I am running my art business. So free time to create is wonderful and rare.

It’s ridiculously cold here with the highs in the negatives and the lows scary level negatives. So high today -9. As a result I am hunkered down at the farm. I’m doing plenty of online web store work but brought home a little something to play with too. Sadly I forgot my milk house heater (small personal heater) which helps the suede dry quickly. My base coat of ink I use water the rest is done dry.

Here’s my scribble drawing. It’s going to be an alpaca. The third in a series. Sorry for the sucky photo. Light in my house not the best and no photo shop on my Chromebook to improve it.

I can’t tell you how happy I am to be back to blogging again. I’ve missed it and all of you greatly. Must mean my life is gaining some normalcy but there’s some big changes in my future. Moving off my acreage in a few months for starters. As well as after 6 years separated, divorced and on my own I’m dating so that’s exciting and terrifying. But I fully intend to take you all along for the ride on all the newness.

Makes my heart Happy to play with art again. Still got a commission piece to complete but it’s gotta be done at the gallery where the lighting is good. A horse needs to be the same color as it is in real life if at all possible. 🙂


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Welcome to the New Year Ya’ll!


It gave me cavities just looking at it.

So you may remember not too far back I did a Sunday sneak peek that bore a faint resemblance to Chewbacca and then never wrote anything more on it.

Weeeeeellll … what happened was I did complete the piece but it was so darn cutsie it was almost cartoonish. It was an Alpaca and though I tried very hard to keep the realism going it’s natural cuteness took over my art brain at some point. So it had to be destroyed so I could start again. Obviously this is not that Alpaca but I will try the other again soon. I will write more on my Alpaca Trio soon. This one is not yet officially named nor done (notice it’s not signed) but it’s up to the tweaking stage.

More cuteness

Now that the holidays are over and the gallery work will most likely die off into nothingness,  I plan to throw myself into creating. I love doing these small, fast pieces. I thoroughly enjoy the stress free, don’t care much if it doesn’t work out, bright and fun critters. Plus I still plan on building up a nice variety of farm animals and to that end there are these two. (Alpaca above and lil’ piggy below)


Lil’ Oiker isn’t done yet. I started it as a demonstration piece while doing a holiday open house the first part of December. It is supposed to be part of the Farm Animal Collection so I need to put in a background. ALL of them so far have the green but I hesitate on this one. I may well scan it in on the raw suede background before applying color so I have that option if I hate in on green. At any rate, it sits on an easel at the moment while I move on to other things.

I have a brief start to finish on the alpaca post coming soon.

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