Thursday, February 1, 2018

Day 1 of Painting 30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta

"Coyote (Canis Latrans)"
purchase info -
5" x 7" pastel - on sanded and tinted/underpainted gatorboard

As I planned, my theme for this 30 in 30 is "Wildlife Symbols That Define Us".  Coyotes are considered a pest in many parts of the U.S., however, they provide an important task to keep the agricultural pest number reduced.  They are an important part of the 'wild' food chain.  Besides, who doesn't love to hear one sing in the twilight of the evening.  That song reminds me of the natural state of the countryside and rural areas.  That call of the wild, reminds me of freedom.

For those of you following the studio progress - well - pinch me, but this first painting was created IN my studio space - the first ONE!  The studio is NOT quite finished.  BUT I have heat, and light, and we have begun to move the mass of stuff into it.  Moving from a large space to much smaller space (about 1/2 the size) isn't very much fun, but hopefully I can deal with it over the next month or so.  Thankfully when I packed, somehow I knew I was going to need certain items upon moving in..and have found everything I need to begin this painting challenge.

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Laurie Mueller said...

It sure looks finished to me, Pattie. Wonderful spirit!

Pattie Wall said...

TY Laurie - off and running - course you are always running - but I am glad to be back on the track!

Chris Lally said...

You're off to a great start, Pattie! Love that gorgeous color palette!

Pattie Wall said...

Thank you Chris - I am pushing COLOR with these animals.

Sue Marrazzo said...

A very lovely work of art! Good Luck with the Challenge = )

Michele Clamp said...

New studio? Very exciting. New surroundings always influence my paintings so I expect you'll do some wonderful things. Good to see you again on the 30 in 30 - that coyote is wonderful.

Pattie Wall said...

Thank you Sue M! Feels like old home week seeing my 30 in 30 buds again. Michele, I have to pinch myself every day, because, yes, I have been away from painting long enough to find it so exciting and wonderfully new ONCE again. My new digs in Colorado is what I have wanted for a long time. Thanks for stopping by!

Michele Clamp said...

That sounds fantastic Pattie. We were *this* close to moving to Colorado last December but life got in the way. I had my eye on a house with views of Pike's Peak but it didn't happen this time round.

Hope you have lots of joy in your new studio. I expect great things to come out of it :-)