I've been working on a portrait for the past few days - a recently-departed friend. I have to call him that, as he was a dog with a deep soul. Buddy was my landlady's dog for over eleven years; she got him as a rescue dog [ he'd been found, wandering around local barns ] He had a very good, long life here, and he deserves all that I can put into his portrait.
Some LOOSER, more passionate paintings are my goal over the next few months, so I was out this evening getting some landscape shots with good value contrast.
|Stump mounting block, at one of the park entrances|
|Some great contrast here, on the path|
|You're right, it's not a value study, but the ladybug was so cute|
|Old early 20th c. schoolhouse|
|Old barn, with yours truly's shadow in the shot|
|A trio of cool trees|