Monday, March 26, 2012

The Weather Is Conducive to Painting ... or ... When Will the Decent Riding Weather Arrive????

It is SO close, I can taste it!
No ... I have not been eating pigment ... yet!

Close up - it is almost hair by hair now.


Stage 1 of haunted house.

I painted the shaded side of the house with a similar mauve, with a bit more blue.

First washes are on roof and chimney.

First w/w wash is on the foreground.

As of now, I have accentuated the faces and some of the surrounding trunk.  I also placed a w/w wash of indanthrone blue in the background, as well as a w/w wash on the right side of the trunk.

I must admit I am going a bit squirrelly with lack of riding, and I'm sure His Nibs is, too. I didn't see it [I was at work] but apparently he went completely ballistic on Friday, charging around in his paddock and even rearing. Let's just hope he doesn't decide rearing is a fun thing to do under saddle, too!!!

As ever, I welcome your comments!


  1. Buddy looks great as do your other starts, Kathryn.

  2. The doggy looks awesome, absolutely life like. I love his scarf too! (or is it the leash?) The other paintings are also coming along very well. Hope to see the finished versions soon.

  3. Buddy looks fab and I'm hoping to see the tree one finished soon, its very intriguing!

  4. I really don't know how you do it! I feel like stroking the dog it's so lifelike- I'm a dog person. Being a non-painter (in a painters community) I find the process you demonstrate above fascinating.

    I've become a follower, I hope you don't mind :0))

  5. You are keeping us in suspense with three paintings on the way! Love them all!

  6. Hi,Kath,
    All paintings are going very well. Take it easy for your life. Enjoy it fully!!

  7. Buddy is excellent, Kathryn! Add those extra little hairs and its done!! Love your other WIP...coming along very nicely....

  8. I am astonished by just how amazing the dog is! It really is a remarkable piece of work! I think this has to be the best I have seen of yours so far :0D

  9. buddy looks so naughty ! full of mischief katharyn ... looks excellent ..like the tree trunks too