This was done a few weeks ago, but I'm testing out my 'subscription' group to see if it works. Snowy day, haven't been able to paint yet, heading to the studio (should take about TWO HOURS!), but this was part of a series done from sketches at the Boston dog show in December - all small dogs. I ADORE pugs, too!
Not really the LAST two sparrows, but in terms of the daily paintings. I'll continue to work on these birds, hopefully nailing the shapes and loosening up a bit, but I think I'll move on in terms of subject matter. It's funny, people either love or hate birds. Some folks are a bit superstitious. I'm just fascinated by them. Then again, I'm fascinated by a LOT of things...
These tulips are amazing. I had to paint them before Harry (the kitten) ate them ALL. I spent today painting plein air in Bristol with oils, it was so free and easy to swish these flowers on with acrylics.
Duane is the big kahuna of Daily Painters, starting the whole thing a few years ago. He recently did some eggs, and Mary Sheehan Winn did some last week or so, so I was thinking of these two, but decided to make things tougher by laying the little glass bowl on a red towel. What was I thinking?
This is just to prove that great minds think alike! My buddy Mary Sheehan Winn put a painting of 3 strawberries on a plate today - I had done this a week or so ago - now she's like a thousand miles away, and we didn't talk about doing a 3 strawberry painting, but if you follow the link on the right to her blog - there it is!
This 12x12 painting is not a daily painting, but it got into the Duxbury Art Association's Winter Juried show, which runs through the month of Febrary. I tried for about 7 years to get in this show and finally got in with this painting. My two daily paintings done this weekend we do-overs, lipstick and makeup themed - maybe I should just stick to food!
This is a cheat... I tried two paintings yesterday and tossed them both out! This is from the weekend, on a day when I did two, actually. I am one of those people who get all excited about a 'good' fortune, and save them!