"Close as Possible"
oil, canvas on birch, 6x6", $100
Here I go. I actually did two small paintings today, and finished an old painting. The old one doesn't count towards the 100 paintings, but I was pleased to have it done. I will post it soon. The above little painting is #2 of the "100 Paintings in 100 Days". I wasn't 100% pleased with it, but it was fun. Our Golden Retriever, Tucker didn't know he was a model while he had his head on my daughter's foot. I have painted on 5x5" panels before, but the 6x6" is taking me a little to get used to. Especially the linen on the panel. I am trying different panels trying to find the kind that I want to take to Maine when I have my artist residency in Acadia National Park this September. As part of this challenge I have several subjects that I want to explore, in addition to the main subject of simplification. One is the dogs and the horses, trying to say as much as possible without over-stating, or "noodling" around too much.