Saturday, 4 May 2013


I have been working on Leslie Saeta's Art Marketing assignments and finding it rough going. It's not necessarily the difficulties of the tasks but the challenge of fitting them into an already busy life. I'm sure there are many others with the same problem. All I can say is hang in there. I have created a small group of Artists to support each other and I must say I'm exceedingly grateful to them all. Bless you GO ART friends.
One of my challenges at the moment is I may lose one of my models. Bela, the Hungarian Vizla, is aging before my eyes and yesterday it took me an hour to get the poor old boy settled for the night. A Vizla trait is being very fussy about their bedding as well as needing to be covered when sleeping. Bela has arthritis and nerve damage in his back legs and it's tough for him to get comfortable. He has a selection of beds and covers and last night he just kept whimpering and trying to toss them out of his sleeping corner and I kept rearranging things for him and finally he was content. This photo is a sunny walk before he had his last setback.

I'm hoping to paint another portrait of him soon from a lovely photo I took the other day. He likes to stand on guard, or in his case sit on guard at the front window and I got a great photo of him looking out and waiting for the mailman.

6" x 4" 
OSWOA Postcard

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Here is today's painting. The original photo is from fellow DPW Artist Evhe's bi monthly challenge. I didn't quite finish in time to post yesterday. I wanted to work on the background, the central rose and a few details. 

Some paintings just demand  bronze accents, as was the case here. The second photo shows detail of the central rose with the bronze and there are a few highlights in the vase and around the border. Now I can say it's complete.

I would love to know what you think of this border style. I was aiming for the staccato brushwork of Monet and Van Gogh, although neither would have used this colour palette.

Cat # 13110 Evhe's Flowers OSWOA