Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Painting Progress, and Maggie Does the Hay Room

Not too bad. I like the effects you get from doing those all-over, three-color washes with the spattering afterwards.  This is another demo I started in the class, and finished later at home.

Still darkening Voodoo and the background. I have another slightly different pose that I drew, that is waiting on the watercolor paper, after having done only one wash using two different blues. Might get to that this afternoon.

As I was heading to the barn the other morning, something caught my eye. It turned out to be a raccoon. I fed Bruno, then got my camera. My barn assistant was in hot pursuit. Thankfully the raccoon was well up in the tree by the time Maggie got there. Would not want her tangling with one of those beasties. 

There's the rascal, making his escape. I kept Maggie inside for an hour to give the raccoon time to escape. I think a family has moved into the area - I've seen them off and on for the past few months.

His Imperial Highness, after our ride.

Yes, it's a horse bum ... but a horse bum with sweat marks in the right place. It shows he has been using those powerful hindquarters properly.

While Bruno has his munch, Maggie and clean up, and clean and refill his waterbucket.  Maggins has discovered the joys of hunting in the hay shed!!! Today, she actually looked at me like she was asking to be allowed in. So in she went ...

She jumps and bounces from bale to bale ...

... looking for rodents.

I think she is probably a hunter, quite like a Jack Russell. She also shares the same intenseness and focus of that breed.

I just looked at the clock - 3:00 already, but it feels like it should be only 1:00. The time change has really discombobulated me this year.
Anyway, thank you very much for dropping by!!!


  1. I think it would be fun to come romp in your barn,,, and hop from bale to bale!

  2. Playing in the barn on the hale bales looks like lots of fun to us!
    The paintings are coming along beautifully☺

  3. This I want to study some more! I will be back later! :)

  4. Fabulous landscape Kathryn! Finished perfectly...love the softness of the piece! Voodoo is coming along beautifully and we like what the hunter is doing !!!!

  5. I love reading all of your animal antics Kathryn... and very amused by the horse bum! Great paintings too :0)

  6. Oooo, that landscape is stunning!!!! so beautiful!!! really lovely! and i so love to see what the four legged family members are up to! Voodoo is progressing beautifully as well.

    and thank you for you too for the kind words and support. much appreciated my friend!

  7. I like a lot first painting in this post, and I think Maggie is very funny! Arianna

  8. Beautyful softness and I love the fine line that you have created between land and water. How did you do the birchreflections in the water? Did you lift the paint? It is so beautyful!!

  9. Not too bad you say? Oh Kathryn, it is exquisite.. I love the softness of the colors.. And Voodoo looks great!