The last one, thirty paintings in thirty days, the pressure had me painting to abstraction!
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Day twenty-nine, this has been a big effort to keep up with a painting a day.It will be good to take a little break Always a good exercise, perhaps now I will challenge myself to a painting a week.
If you have pulled up to the Town Dock in Vineyard Haven you may have met Otis. He is a busy member of the dock crew, too busy for a pat but happy to sit for a quick photo shoot.
I remember this 'late game' from last year. I'm running low on creativity and magic. Getting the image locked in becomes more important. I'm looking forward to the luxury of time this weekend to complete the last three paintings.
This pretty boy waited patiently while I photographed his buddy who he was traveling with. He was a very sweet unassuming guy and happy to be a part of the activity. I loved his pose and his content expression. You're a good dog, Merlin.
This is one very lucky rescue dog. Two weeks after his adoption I met him vacationing at Martha's Vineyard. He seems to still be getting used to his reversal of fortunes but cheers to this sweet dog and his new owner.
One of the experiences of the daily challenge is not over-working a painting but some could benefit from a little more time on the easel. I have in mind to go back and rework a couple but there is always that next painting!
One week left. I am glad I had taken all the photos in advance. It seems a little harder to find the time to paint and post but I have been happy with the results. This has been a great exercise.
Thank you Connie for challenging me to paint an all black dog with no markings. Dog portraits normally have the mouth closed but Keiki's beautiful pink tongue saves the day here. She a pretty dog, I hope I did her justice.
Even though these are small, they can take between three and four hours. At this point in the challenge I am painting looser and faster and I am happy with the results.
This fluffy puppy was patiently waiting for the ferry in Vineyard Haven. The painting didn't photograph well. In actuality the colors are much more blended with less contrast. I need some digital photography lessons!
This delicate little girl needed a light wispy look. It was a challenge to photograph and paint a dog so small she had to be held up high. I didn't want to paint the hands supporting her but did not want her to appear to be floating in space.
This past summer I was fortunate to attend a workshop with Colley Whisson at the Landgrove Inn in Landgrove, VT. Colley is an Australian artist