Sunday, February 20, 2011

An Oil Painting of Donkeys

"Standing on a Hill"
(work in progress)
oil on gessoed masonite board
No, not painting with others today.  Connection was bad on the streaming site, so I gave up and painted something I have been waiting for a couple of weeks to get to.  Holding WAY back on the handle of the brush and not being too hung up on exactness, just likeness. More work to do under feet and in shadows, will be glad to get to that after this oil sets up a little bit...brush seems to just drag it away today. 
Painted from a photo of Chester and Beau - you can see them here.

9 comments:

Maria's Watercolor said...

This is very cool, love it.

Ellen Burkett said...

I just love donkeys. At least I love to look at them. And these are wonderful to look at!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh, Pattie, I ♥ it!! My husband says he loves how you've even captured the steep nature of our property. My boys look incredible in oil, don't they?
:-)

Zitrone said...

Beau and Chester - what beautiful likenesses. You have captured their spirit.

I agree with farmgirl. Those boys look cool in oil.

Farmer Jen said...

Very nice!

Pattie Wall said...

I appreciate your comments everyone - haven't painted on masonite in awhile. I now remember how nicely it helps the paint build up.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

this is fantastic. i just wrote to her to see if she could do one of teddy for me!

CaliforniaGrammy said...

You have such a gift . . . what a treasure this will be!

chudexs said...

A fascinating paper.
I love reading your writing
I got a lot of input
thanks and encouragement to keep writing.