oil on canvas
This painting has been posted before, early in my blogging which seems like a long time but was only about a year and a half ago. Kate is himself's only sister and a very cool person. I miss her. I miss the family.
This was done as a monthly contribution to our now defunct painting club that I started with a co-worker back in the day. I am so grateful for that period as it really got me back into the game again in earnest. My process is so different now. I actually used to paint a section at a time, literally finishing up before I moved on to the next area. It was almost a paint by number type of thing. Now I would paint the background color of the couch for example first and put the pattern on top.
I've been working and am in fact really excited about this month's challenge. I really love the subject matter chosen this month by the challenge originator Diana Moses Botkin. I loved it so much in fact I'm doing 2 more!
Been going through a strange time. The pups are doing well but since the fall I've had to change my schedule a lot which made for less time in the studio. We'd just gotten to the point where they could walk up and down the stairs by themselves and just tear ass around the house and yard like speed demons—which made for longer nap times. Now, not so much, but I'm a willow, I can bend. Ok, so I've been more like an oak, but, I'm getting better.