Saturday, March 10, 2012

Zoe's Horse so far...

Here are a few shots of Zoe's horse portrait. I am putting it away for a few days to work on other stuff. This mare is a great subject. She has such a pretty face that painting her picture is easy so far. I've never thought about it much before but I guess there is such a thing as equine supermodels.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Larger than life cowboy boots...

This is what I am working on today. I am not used to painting this big, but enjoy the fact that painting this way does not require glasses. I am also working on a portrait I am hoping to submit to competitions this year. More on that soon.

BTW, we paid off one of my student loans today. One left to go. The relief I am feeling is surprising. It was a financial burden. We'll be in great shape as long as nothing breaks down for a few months.

Monday, March 5, 2012

500 years?... really?

It's been a while... I have been doing some postworthy stuff so far this year. I don't know why it is hard to start posting after taking a break from it for a few weeks. Anyway, I am going to start with simple short posts and try to get back into the habit of regular posts again.
I am working on a portrait commission this month. It is my first in oils. More on this to follow soon.
I bought a linen canvas for this project. It arrived today with a label that guarantees it for 500 years...
Hmmm. Really? I guess I had better keep my receipt. I wonder what the return policy will be when the cyborgs rule the earth.