What happened to me? I have been so busy with summer/kid things that I practically forgot that I have a blog!
Here’s a dog portrait that I recently finished. This is a cute little mini labradoodle named Suki.
We have been really busy here. Both my boys just got their drivers permits and are now on the open roads learning to drive. It’s the most terrifying thing I have ever done. My nerves are a little frazzled. They have to drive with us for at least 50 hours or 6 months before getting their drivers licenses.
A fun and beautiful change of scenery!
MacKerricher State park is just north of Fort Bragg, California. About 100 north of San Francisco.
I worked out some final details on this big plein air piece. When I started it I wondered if the scale of the project was too ambitious, but I allowed it to develop over time and I didn’t feel a rush to complete the whole piece right away. I enjoyed the process of being outside and painting what I observed in nature. And it was fun to say hi to so many people passing by. My favorite was catching the shadows on the foothills before they slipped away with the movement of the sun.
24X48″ oil on canvas
24X48 oil on canvas
This morning I went out and painted on location for about 3 hours with a friend. It was fun to have someone with me.
I still have a ways to go. I like this point in the progress of a painting. When I have all the element in and I start to work on developing individual parts.