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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

oh boy, it's snowing ... SO I'M PAINTING

I finally got Buddy to the stage where I could remove the masking.  Some of the last black w/w washes were rather intimidating, black paint oozing everywhere. I know that's why I had been procrastinating; I did not want to start Buddy the VIII. I think it's OK, but needs a lot of finishing.

I left Missy here ...

I started adding depth to her body. I may have to be more intense with  hue, as the head and neck look so wrong now. Looking at it, I thought some pink, blue and burnt orange, delicately applied would help.

The weather is most un-Spring-like; most days we have some snow falling but not staying. I feel so sorry for Bruno, out in his somewhat soggy paddock. I know it's not doing his feet any good, so I've started putting his hay in the stall where it's dry; for some reason he's not thrilled with the arrangement, or just unused to it, but he'll be fine. It's too miserable to ride outside, so I've taken to hand-walking him in the park, where the footing is hard. That way, we BOTH get some exercise! :)

19 comments:

  1. Kathryn, I like these....love the chicken and the background texture....snowing, really?....

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  2. Wonderful painting of Buddy looking at it from here. Funny I see this today. I was just thinking I should attempt a portrait of our black lab. He's long gone, but I saw Marley and Me the other night and cried my eyes out watching Marley's owner stroke the yellow lab's tail as the vet put the dog to sleep. Great movie, brought back lots of fond memories. I like your rooster too--it is a rooster, right? It's coming a long great! I'm sorry to hear that it's snowing where you are. Here it's a balmy seventy degrees and sunny. I hope your snow isn't coming our way. I did put away Winter. I was hoping that would be that.

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  3. Snowing?? Oh no! Though chilly today it has been very sunny so it still feels like spring is coming. I am most looking forward to when the clocks go forward at the end of the month. I can't WAIT for warmth and long days :0D
    At least you have an excuse to paint! And they are looking great already! :0)

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  4. Exercise is GOOD Kathryn, especially if you sit around painting too much :-))) Can't believe it is snowing, you must be so fed up! But at least you get the time to proceed with Buddy , he is looking so real! Send you a warm hug from nice and sunny Spring weather here .

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  5. Oh Buddy looks great! Snowing? I hope spring will arrive soon!

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  6. Hi,Kath,
    Nerely there, isn't it? Lovely, sensitive and careful. I look forward to the outcome that will be wonderful. Hang in there.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  7. Buddy is looking stunnigly beautiful! And the chicky-- oh gorgeous!
    We are having the same weather as you- its cold- rain and snow and wind, and mud!
    I think Bruno is happy cause he knows you love him.
    love
    tweedles

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  8. Buddy is looking a real buddy. Fabulous. I am sure the rooster will come out great too.

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  10. Snow? The silver lining being your fabulous painting, of course.
    *hugs* to Bruno. Soon be spring, lad xx

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  11. Buddy looks like a star now. Excellent work.

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  12. Buddy is looking so cute! It's hard to believe that an artist as good as yourself would be intimidated! lol.. You succeed with every painting, so just go for it!

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  13. Both paintings are coming along beautifully! I love how soft you manage to get your washes. nerve wracking business though isn't it? And I'm glad you are both getting some exercise, way to look on the bright side!

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  14. Both paintings are coming on very well. I hope the snow stops so Bruno feels fresh and easy again.

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  15. We are still having snow showers in Reno as well so I know how you feel, Kathryn! Glad you can use the snowy days to paint! :)

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  16. Beautiful! I especially like Missy! Gorgeous colors!

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  17. Missy is coming along beautifully, Kathryn!! of course, Buddy is definitely a winner so far....

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  18. Buddy looks great, Kathryn! The facial expression, the sheen of the coat, and the background are all working wonderfully!

    Missy is developing nicely!

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  19. I love Buddy! A wonderful portrait, Kathryn! What a tender expression! And Missy is so cute!

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