My son Teddy is like me (and many others in my family ) a nature lover. He knows tons about animals and birds, he's constantly filling up buckets with small creatures he finds, he's got a 'bird sketchbook' he's been working on and is trying to turn our house into a 'nature lab'-like the one at RISD which we love to visit. This is one of his finds - a little chickadee nest he found after a wind storm - (fyi-its illegal to take a nest out of a tree or bush, this one was on our driveway).
He's upgraded his presentation from old salsa jars to my wedding china and a handblown glass cloche, an idea he stole directly from my mother whose got another bigger nest he found displayed the same way. So the question is...if he's 'nature boy' does that make me 'Mother Nature'???
8x10" collage, paper,ink,paint a collage OR the ART of procrastination :-) feeling a bit under the weather and getting ready to start some bigger paintings (a bit scary) and working on some projects not to mention the boys,home,pets,husband. anyhoo, somepeople shop or clean , I doodle, cut and paste...at least for today. back to the paints later.
dang its hard to come up with titles everyday. -and to paint something interesting too -especially lately, preoccupied with some other projects and wondering what the 'Dog Whisperer' would say about my dog breaking his metal collar today when he dashed at a squirrell on our walk....our 90 min. walk/run/and training session - which was going real well until "SNAP"!
Rex the Pug. Isnt he the best? Throughtout art history pugs were the most popular dog to paint. I can see why, so much fun! This is a commission I did of a beloved pet and have to admit I enjoy doing these. So, I welcome more to anyone interested in having a portrait of their favorite pooch. just send me an email inquiry.
At the race, there were lots of mixed breed dogs(my favorite 'kind' of dog), part huskie,part hound,part shepard. Big and fast. The huskies though, they 'spoke' to me. Maybe its the intensity of their eyes or their coloring, or their 'wolf'ness, seeming to be one beat away from wild, touching my 'nature girl' nerve.
favorite part of this painting is the back dog's eye and bridge of nose. also the painterly-ness and intense color. ...now back to tending to my sick son and neglected laundry pile...