Saturday, May 28, 2011

Painter's Block

I haven't "blogged" since Cinco de Mayo apparently.  It just isn't a habit with me yet.  I admire those who have the time and the inclination to keep up with their blogging. 
I typically would have produced at least two more dog paintings by now.  But I am stuck on one dog.  I started him several weeks ago..and he's still not done!  I'm not happy with him.  And I don't know how to proceed.  There is such a thing as "over painting", and I'm close to it. 
The owner of the dog did see the painting..and she said she likes it.  But the problem is, I don't.  I'm ready to just start all over.  But I will press on and finish what I started. 
After he's done, I can't wait to paint more dogs.  They might pose some problems too, but at least it will be a 'different' dog.  Here he is, for better or worse..

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo News

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  I'm too busy and maybe slightly more careful to celebrate Cinco de Mayo the way I used to.  I do love Mexican food and Margaritas.  But, I'll have to wait till Saturday (Ciete?) to celebrate.  I will be a way for a Sister's Weekend.  We get together and just celebrate being sisters.  And since we all love to play slot machines, we throw a little of that in there too. 
Everyone should start early and set aside a day or two to celebrate relationships.  We all are used to Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc.  But why not a Friends weekend, Brother's weekend, Honeymoon weekend, or Just the Kids weekend?  
I've had the best time lately painting my "Dogs".  Things are starting to move lately.  As I've shown my paintings to family and friends, they show them to other people.  Now I have a "commisson" to do a dog portrait for a couple.  Being paid to do something you enjoy so much?  How good is that!  Although, there is an added amount of pressure to make sure the painting looks exactly like fido, when you're getting paid.  
I have all my paintings copied into prints.  I've only sold one so far.  My goal is to present them in a an art show.  But the venue hasn't come up yet.  But, it will.  
Until then, I'll just keep on painting.