In the works is a painting based on a picture that I took of my niece with a goofy hat on one day when we were thrifting. The picture is 5 from years ago, but I have always loved it. She crinkles her nose just like Auntie when she laughs.
Missy Boo is finished. She has always looked crabby even when she’s purring and happy. I think that I was able to capture her pretty accurately. I miss her. She lives with my ex boyfriend and I haven’t seen her in a while.
Although she’s got resting Crabby face. I think that she’s actually pretty happy. She purrs up a storm as soon as you pick her up. She likes very cold water and has been known to dip her little paw in the water dish and lick it up that way. She’s sweet. I hope I can do her justice.
She’s one step closer to done! Little Miss Zelda. Never thought I would be a little dog person, but she’s got me wrapped around her little bitty paw. She’s just like a big dog, but in a little dog package and I love that about her.
I should be able to get her finished up tonight. I’ll then varnish all my latest creations and figure out where to display them. Then it’s onto the kitties in my life.
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This morning I got up with plans of heading to church with my sister and her family.
Unfortunately, we are getting a ton of snow. The roads were bad and as she lives 20 miles away I decided to turn around having witnessed three cars already in the ditch.
So instead here I sit with a warm cup of coffee, paints and brushes and my imagination.
It’s Zellie Bellies turn to be immortalized on canvas!
I really wish I could have made it to church, it’s been a while and I was looking forward to it, but painting is also a good way to spend a cold snowy Sunday morning.
To keep my niece entertained during the Super Bowl we baked some cookies. She picked the shapes and the colors. I think she did a great job of decorating them too. I let her bring home a cookie sheet full and of course she picked all the ones mommy and auntie decorated, but I don’t mind. I missed out on these younger years with my girls as we adopted them at 8, so any chance I get to have kid creations around my house, I count myself blessed.
As for the game…it’s a bummer that the Rams didn’t win.
This my second attempt at Otto. I am liking so much more how this version is coming out. He’s just so handsome and I didn’t feel like the first version did him justice.
I am contemplating taking commissions for pet portraits and I would love to hear your thoughts. I have seen some really great artists out there doing pet portraiture, and it makes me nervous to put myself out there, but I just love painting pets! Would you buy one?
Finished up my girl. This is post glaze, but I still need to touch up around the whisker there on the right and get some varnish on it.
I got some paint brush markers for Christmas and tried my hand at a quick drawing of my little Zelda girl. Turned out better that I thought for a quick sketch.
I also started a new painting of my Otto-man. This is really rough yet, I really struggle with brindle coats. I haven’t figured out a technique that I like yet. I overwork them.
It’s coming along! There’s still some work to do, but I love how it’s turning out. I have tried several times in the past 12 years to paint my Tullahbee, but this is the first time that I have been able to do her beautiful self any justice. She’s such a pretty girl and I wanted to be able to capture that.
Turns out that I really love decorating cookies!
Here are a few more that I have done recently.
This is my first time using the edible markers. They are very easy and fun.
I made these for my boyfriend brother for his 40th, and yes I used the same icing as the kitties.
For my sister I made butterflies of all different icings.
With the excess icing I made doggies. I cannot wait until Valentines Day!
The last batch I used egg whites, and the first batch I made the icing with meringue powder. I think I like the egg white texture better, it’s less expensive too. What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Hopefully, there is improvement.