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.
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.