Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Painting finished!

I painted almost all day today! Obviously I had to stop to pick up kids, feed kids, etc... but for the most part, I painted. Ahhhhh! Like a drug, I tell ya'!

Anyway, about this painting. A friend of mine had seen my last painting, the owl, and asked if I ever painted any "power animals" such as a lion, tiger, etc... I haven't but because I love cats, no matter what their size, I decided to try a lion. BUT, I didn't want to do a realistic type painting like I usually do. I wanted something in acrylic, more free and contemporary looking. I wanted to get outside my box. And, I wanted to try a painting that was done "as I went" just painting and allowing the image to start emerging from the paint. So, I prepped the canvas using some fiber paste by Golden's to add some texture to the canvas. I did that a couple of days ago. So today, I just started painting with no real "plan". And miracles never cease... I finished an entire painting in a day! Miracle! This painting is 16x20. I keep looking at this trying to decide if I need to tone down the whiskers with a really light glaze. I can't decide.

I also worked a little bit on a painting I started in Nancy Reyner's workshop last month. It is almost finished as well.

I had a horrible night's sleep last night so I hope to get to bed fairly early tonight. I have my dermatologist appt. tomorrow at 10:00 and then have to be on the other side of town by noon for a counseling appt. It will be a morning of running.


Joanne Huffman said...

Angie, I love this painting! It has a lot of energy.


jackie said...

It's amazing that you did such a large, energetic painting in one day! It has so much character! I really like it!
BTW, did you take a photo of Kenzy with the red paint on him? As I read your earlier post, I was expecting to see a picture of the mishap.

Tiglizzyclone said...

I like your painting! Such beautiful colors. Wonderful!

Karen Campbell said...

Oh wow -- I love this lion, Angie -- it is just amazing -- I think you should a whole cat series!

caseytoussaint said...

Beautiful colors!