Friday, November 21, 2008

Itchy Spring Foal

SOLD to a collector in Ohio
8 X 6 Oil on masonite $115

includes shipping and insurance in U.S. Overseas extra.
I have started several larger paintings this week and I'm waiting on the undercoats to dry a bit. I used to use acrylic paint to undercoat my paintings (years ago), but I had issues with "stickability". You are SUPPOSED to be able to paint oil on acrylic, but not the reverse. I have learned not to trust it either way.
At the end of my undercoating work, I always have extra paint left over and my little paintings are the result of me using up what's on my palette. This particular image is Dandy, of course, when she was about 2 months old and just beginning to lose her baby coat. It must have been pretty itchy, because I witnessed her contorting herself like this many times. Or maybe she was going after a fly. You may be beginning to recognize her from the goofy blaze on her face that I think looks like a can opener. And her long stockings.
SPECIAL NOTE to MERIDETH: Happy birthday to my adorable, talented, creative, smart and beautiful daughter. Thanks to you, I spent Thanksgiving 1983 in the hospital!!!!! It's been a wonderful 25 years watching you become better than I ever hoped to be. You make my heart proud. I love you.
Matthew 12:33
"Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.

2 comments:

PAT MEYER -- said...

What an adorable painting that portrays the simple things of life that give us pleasure.

K Joann Russell said...

Debbie,

I saw "ditto" on the undercoating with acrylic before using oils. It never worked for me either.

I've "tagged" you today. Read on my blog post today the "rules" for how this is done in the blog world. Don't feel obliged to participate. I've watched your work and enjoyed your comments, so I'll keep reading.

I so appreciate your giving a pertinent quote from scripture. See my inspiration page on my website to read why I value your quotes.

Happy Thanksgiving!

K Joann Russell