The last few days have been so hot here, and these ponies’ tails keep on swishing at those persistent flies. I love their patchwork piebald colours and the orderly way they have stationed themselves with their faces as close to the wall as they can.
I ventured to Nature In Art to see artist in residence Claudia Hahn who is an amazing animal painter. She uses all sorts of medium alongside gold leaf and bronze pigments and travelled in India on an elephant to capture pictures of tigers for reference. I can usually resist a purchase but this time I could not walk away without taking home the print below of “Grumpy Old man”. See this Tiger print below (still in cellophane hence the highlights!). Find out more about Claudia here.
A sheep from the Trossach’s which does not actually belong to Penny but does wander around her garden and Cottage Holiday Let as it is open to the farmer’s field.
When I come across artist websites I do not imagine at that moment that they are in fact defined by other activities as well. When you come across an Accountant you might also apply the same rule?
As or myself, I am the embodiment of both Artist and Accountant (but from a previous life before children)! And other stuff that I do.
Spot the difference:
I also design websites for artists and have finalised a transfer of a website I manage to the WordPress platform today for a dear artist friend whose fantastic birds and animal drawings and painting scan be found here. Take a look at another approach to the same subject of animals and birds by Jilly Cobbe.
So When is a Painting Actually Finished?
When it has made it to the bin? Hopefully not.
I have ready many tips on this and this one sums it up in a great way for me.
Artist Bryan Evans states in The Artist that
“…a painting is finished when it’s not as good as it just was, and is unlikely to get any better.”
Easy to say;, but hard to (cockadoodle) do!
….thanks to Boondockers Farm in Oregon for permission to use their photo. These pigs were imported to the US during the 1900’s for breeding. “British folklore claims the large black spots are bruises caused by the apples falling onto them as they foraged the orchard floors for food.”