I will do that! I live at the very tip of Texas on the border so there would probably be a lot of travel involved. My uncle relocated his donkey to my mom’s place a few years ago to help keep ‘the pasture under control’ but “Henry” did his job and went back to his home. LoL! I had the joy of visiting with him when he was at my mom’s. =)
This does make me laugh. Well done, Walt. Coming from the cold north the first thing that came to mind was I hope it’s not cold or his tongue will freeze to the fence. Odd are the things that come to mind sometimes!
No we’ve had very mild weather generally. When it’s too cold the Sobeys stay in. They don’t have the cost for rainy cold weather I’m told. But I understand that they like playing in snow, that would be fun to see.
They are neighbors out here and I have been so impressed by the lovely home the rescue has provided these deserving animals. Many have come out of heart breaking situations and in spite of that have the gentlest sweetest dispositions.
I’d meant to do the Cactus Cat as one of my Postcards for the Lunch Bag, but then I was doing one of the paintings where I add color at random and pick out shapes and there the rascal was. Too impatient to wait, I guess. Bob-cat-like, the Cactus Cat of the American Southwest likes to drink fermented cactus and screech drunkenly all night long!…[Read more]
Awesome background texture and color combo!👏👏 How are you able to pick out animal shapes from the first layer wash ? Is there any trick or tips for us ? Or is it that you have drawn so many types of animals that it is easy for you to pick out shapes ? Is it a matter of practice? I can’t help asking…I am a bit curious to know..
It’s looking at clouds and deciding what they look like. The cloud shapes aren’t as defined as they are in the sky, so you look for the hard edges and drips & drabs. For instance, in this painting, off to the right and about even with the top of the tail, there are some brownish spots. They look like eyes to me. The salt I used left lighter…[Read more]
Thanks a lot Sandra for sharing your thought process while doing this painting… I must confess that I have been dying to know about how you pick out shapes.. as this helps in negative painting as well…
Thank you, I painted the day a wee bit brighter that it was or the sky and the road would really have merged. It was drizzling and we were on the North end of the island just about as far as we could drive . I didn’t know what a Mule Station was as we drove by but it caught my attention.
My sister took the reference photo during a snow storm in the Yreka Valley, she’d taken her dogs up to say hi to the pigs. They were very friendly doggies. And the pigs just looked like they wanted to go home and sleep by the fire place too.
This was Bubba and Festus.IMG_20180701_143902
They still are here in places .They destroy the claming though and occasionally float out for those not paying attention.
But thanks, I went back and reglazed my surfboard shadows as they faded as they dried. I have one more in this series, then on to critters maybe…
Many the times I sat and watched people trying to get a car going because the tires had sunk into the sand. It was sort of a public activity. Every able male would jump in and help push. Don’t get that kind of attraction any more.
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