I have painted Gracie before, in oil...not knowing it was Gracie
long story for that.
Although this is not the photo the owner wished
I would paint, it is my favorite - for
light and shadow.
I tried this one with a little more 'design' to it.
She was very pretty, one blue eye and one brown.
Her owner wrote to me:
"I was working at a veterinary office and she was brought in in a plastic bag with 3 of her siblings and we were told they were dead. She wasn't, she was barely alive, breathing only a couple times a minute. I took her and rubbed and rubbed her in a heating pad for an hour until she was breathing normally and had a strong heartbeat. That was in 2002. She turned 12 years old on the 14th of November. In July of this year she was diagnosed with cancer, and doesn't have long to live. My heart is breaking, but I am just trying to keep her as comfortable and happy as possible in what time I have left with her."
Gracie passed just before Thanksgiving 2014.
I love this story.
It shows such compassion and hope for animals.
Thanks to all who have allowed me to use their photos to paint
Cloey belongs to my nephew and his wife. She is a muted calico. Quite tricky
to paint her...my value scale was all in the same range for awhile.
Heavy paint. About noon, I thought I was finished, but went to lunch
and thought about how it needed to be changed,
came home and changed it.
Now I like it better.
Number 2 - all through!
I would like to take this time
to invite you to 'like' my Pattie Wall - Fine ART Studio page
where I share my art and art thoughts -
which is building slowly -
on Facebook HERE.
I would like to increase my 'fans'
(although I would like a better word for 'fans')
to 200 'likes' this month.
If you would like to see more art from the 1100 or so artists
participating in this challenge, go to http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com
If you are a participant and are stopping by, thanks for visiting - there are so many to pick from.