This is Lukie, another Belgian shepherd. This, like Shilo's portrait, is 8" x 10", oil on masonite. The photo of the painting is rather Q&D (quick & dirty), so the yellowed newsprint the painting is sitting on shows around the edges, and you can see ...

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  1. Lukie - in progress
  2. Shilo's Portrait: Improved & Finished
  3. Portrait of Shilo
  4. Path for Kaiya
  5. Tender Tree, 2009Another one I wrote...
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Lukie - in progress

This is Lukie, another Belgian shepherd. This, like Shilo's portrait, is 8" x 10", oil on masonite. The photo of the painting is rather Q&D (quick & dirty), so the yellowed newsprint the painting is sitting on shows around the edges, and you can see that the painting isn't properly squared in the photo. I didn't want to crop it, as I want the full painting showing.

This started out with a wild and fun underpainting in vivid blue and orange, lavender for the couch and green for the rug, cushion and wall. Lukie's bandana, which in reality is blue - and which will be blue when the painting is finished - has been underpainted in lavender as well. I enjoyed alluding to the floral print on the couch, in a vague and juicy impressionistic way.
    

Shilo's Portrait: Improved & Finished

I did some more work on Shilo's eyes, and on his right ear (left side, in the painting). This necessitated working the rock and the tree trunk in the background, a bit. I also darkened Shilo's back end; in the photo it was gleaming in the sun, but in the painting it needed to be darker in order for his coat to look black.

I think that'll do it.

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Portrait of Shilo


A new portrait - this is Shilo, a Belgian shepherd. This is 8" x 10", oil on masonite.
    

Path for Kaiya


Path for Kaiya, 2009

I wrote this post, oh, back in April - 2009!!! And forgot it was waiting for me to publish it - oy, vey.

Watercolor on Strathmore textured paper, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Wind blowing, mushroomy things, a roller-coaster feel - or more likely just one of those bumpy slides at a playground; rocking waves on a pond; and maybe a birthday party, bright with ribbons and balloons; these are things that might be evoked here. This is for my granddaughter Kaiya, who just turned 5 and is an Aries - the best! (The fact that I said that is how you know I'm an Aries too. It doesn't prove Aries are the best - but it definitely points to Aries thinking they're the best. I do.)

What else can I say about it? There it is. This is one of my favorites.

P.S.: you can see the texture of the textured paper here.

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Tender Tree, 2009Another one I wrote...


Tender Tree, 2009

Another one I wrote, and forgot to publish, from April 2009.

Watercolor on illustration board, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

I think I'm having just about as much trouble writing about this, as with coming up with a name I like for it. I see this as being about energy, the invisible aliveness all around us - in the air, in the ground, shimmering in leaves and grass... Embracing, caressing, touching, connecting; I think of all these things when I look at this. I feel a bit shy writing about this. But there it is - maybe.

If anyone has ideas for a title that might be better, I'd love to hear them. Feel free to include them with Comments.

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