Monday, January 5, 2015

Day 5 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days


"Venus"
6" x 6" oil on
pine veneer

To know someone, you have never met, on Facebook since 2009
makes my head spin, but I have known Liz that long.
We painted in parallel on Karin Jurick's "Different Strokes from Different Folks" - 
no longer alive in the blogosphere.
Those were the days - I garnered many FB friends during those
painting challenges - I cherish the ones I still have.

This is one of her dogs, an American Foxhound, Venus.
This one was 'right there' for me, because - the PHOTO was so good!

Bright sun, filtered by shadows from the form and from the yard,
as they sat on the steps I believe.
Great contrast and close-up with all the details I needed!
Some photos do NOT lend themselves well to
being painted and I have tackled a few this past year,
it's very frustrating.
I think someday soon, I will write a blog 'tab' to help
those wanting their photos painted.
An aside, if you get a sunshine glimmer in the eye(s)
you probably have a good one!

But for now....(smile).

Please help me out and follow my FB page and LIKE it,
if you haven't.  I would appreciate it -
my goal is to get to 200 'likes'
in the month of January.





7 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

What a lovely Painting!

mary maxam said...

You've sculpted this personality out perfectly! Love the nose-y attitude!

L.Holm said...

Love it, Pattie! xoxoxo

Cindy D. said...

I love this dog portrait! Wonderful style and the angle is just adorable.

Karen Knutson said...

Pattie, I signed up to receive your blog notices too! I love your paintings, and especially this one, with a great sense of humor!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Karen - be seeing you often between the two!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks sue, mary, liz and cindy - appreciate your visit!