My blogiversary was yesterday. Or the day before - I can't remember. We have now entered my third year as a blogger and I would like to say that it is only going to get better from here on out. Except yesterday I came into work and told Derek I think I've shot my wad as an artist. I got nothin' left. I have two canvas panels at home and I can't even figure out what to do with the background of those - one I've painted over twice and the other one I've repainted three times. Derek said, "Well, it was good while it lasted."
Turns out I had at least one more painting left in me, which I finished last night. I'll show you that one in a minute. First, here are a couple from the other day.
Another pear for the "Midnight" series. I like the first one better, but this isn't too shabby. I've also got another baby water dragon:
He needs a name and a story. If you know any kids who can help out in that department, I'm all ears.
Poodle was re-arranging the furniture. Actually, she was organizing the pile of dog coats on the furniture. Oh, and I guess that's my coat, too. She is very helpful around the house.
I really finished two paintings last night. The first is called, at least for now, "Top Heavy" and it is on the canvas panel that I repainted several times. This isn't my best work - it's more a texture study than anything else - but it's growing on me. In the pictures you can't really see how it looks kinda crackly and crinkly. I think it will look better when it is framed.
And here is the one really good thing I did yesterday. Love love love.
I left the plug in the photo so you can get a better feel for the wee size of this canvas (7" x 5"). Truly, it's a lovely painting. I would buy it in a minute but it's not for sale. I'm giving it to myself as a blogiversary present. Happy happy, poodle poodle.