Tuesday, June 3, 2014

More Geese ... and ... Indulging My Passions ...

First, a word from the muse - Maggie loves to snuggle on the bed when I am painting, until she thinks I have done enough, and then demands some TLC.

A return to an old idea - re-drawn, and hopefully better prepared as far as color and composition.

And this is the indulgence. I LOVE armor!!!  When I was very young, the family would occasionally visit one of my father's friends. Their home was like a museum - cases full of fascinating things ... Native Indian artifacts, sabres, muskets, weird stuffed animals, Indian masks and fetishes, even a shrunken head. For a child, it was heaven!!! And one of Dr. Bell's relatives even had a complete suit of armor in his home!!!! ZOWIE! It was love at first sight; I can still see it in my mind's eye. So here I am working on a drawing of a knight and horse in armor. We shall see what I can do with this ...

Thank you for dropping by!


  1. We are so happy for Maggie that she has a perfect snuggle friend (you) and a nice soft bed.!
    And YIPPY!!! The geese are coming , the geese are coming,,, and,,,,,,,,,,,,
    a horsey too! Yay,, yay,, yay-- he hear the geese!

  2. Lucky you to be allowed on the bed, Maggie! We can't wait to see your mom's paintings coming along!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  3. Looks like Maggie fits in beautifully, Kathryn! and I LOVE the geese painting.. the Mother looking down at her babies is adorable! The Knight and horse in armor will be SO interesting!!! Wonderful drawing already which is everything!!!

  4. Sherlock is the same - always wants to be center of attention!
    The new Geese look wonderful already! As for armor... not a subject I have ever thought of painting before... I'll look forward to seeing how it goes :0)

  5. Hi Kathryn,

    I'm so glad Maggie is bringing you joy! She seems so happy being in your home.

    I love the start you have on the Geese parade painting! Looks like it's going to be a very nice piece!

    Who would have known you are into armor! I can see why now with the exposure you had to Dr. Bell's collection! How cool for a kid!

  6. The knight in armor look great already, looking forward to the painting! The composition of the geese painting is much better, looking forward to see it finished too! Give Maggie a big cuddle, I love her!

  7. your dog made me laugh,,,how cute is that!! How wonderful that you could save her too. I think she found herself a good home. Fabulous Geese inn progress too and this armor looks interesting. In summer we have Knights in shining armor who fight against each other at festivals,,,,that would be something for you wouldn't it. Have fun!

  8. I'm envious that Maggie will sit in the studio with you. Kenya refuses to come into mine....of course, she's not getting any attention when I'm painting. Have a great weekend!