|I felt compelled to do this painting. It's of Pat Elliot's much-loved rescue terrier, Missy. Quite often, Pat will post a note about Missy's adventures, and this latest one had such an adorable photo of her. Pat gave me permission to paint her, and she is coming along beautifully. :) Thank you, Pat.|
|This one might be considered a bit grisly, but I feel driven to paint it. One of the baby barn swallows fell from the nest onto an old towel I had covering the hay under their nest. [They do poop a LOT.] I hope you can see it. I've just done a very light sort of drop-wash, to suggest the very fine downy feathers. I am going to call it "The Fragility of Life".|
|I took a photo of the bridge painting alongside a meter stick. It's a big painting. There was paint and water running everywhere yesterday when I blocked in the sky and water. And those are my toes, in my oh-so-grubby barn shoes. :)|
I must end by saying a very big THANK YOU to all of you who have written such kind and supportive words. You help me so much to get over these artistic hurdles we all have.