Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Painting 23 - Bison


My in-laws were in town over the weekend, so between the pre-visit mass cleaning and the post-visit recovery, I haven't been able to put paint to paper in a while. I've missed it. Really missed it. When I picked up the paintbrush last night and made that first brush stroke and saw the colors spreading on the paper, it just felt so good. I thought I'd challenge myself with another mammal painting and another dreaded shadow. This shadow didn't end up with the mass and volume that the onion shadow had, so definitely an improvement there.

Happy Birthday to me! For the first time in our entire relationship, Paul won't be able to be home for my birthday this year. So instead of sulking, I'm going to go hike up a local mountain that I haven't hiked yet and have ice cream with friends to celebrate instead.

9 comments:

Nkauj Ntsuab said...

happy birthday!!!

Dianne Poinski said...

Happy Birthday!

And congratulations for challenging yourself with the "shadow". It looks great!

I know how it feels when you have been away from your art. The way you described how you felt after making that first brush stroke, sounded like a sigh of relief! I could almost hear you make it!

Sounds like you have a great day planned. Enjoy it!

Heather said...

I like the Bison - simple, yet captivating.

And.... Bonne anniversaire!! Enjoy your special day!

Laure Ferlita said...

Happy day!!!! Wishing you a wonderful day for your hike and enjoy that ice cream!

Great bison! Keep up the great work!

Steve Penberthy said...

The bison rendering looks great! And hope you had a very happy birthday!

Gabrielle said...

Thanks everybody! It was a great day! (except I didn't have time to paint. Hee-hee)

Kim Bennett said...

Your Bison is lovely.
Happy Birthday and enjoy the hike and ice cream.

Krista Meister said...

Hope you had a great day!

Julie Zickefoose said...

I looove your bison.