Monday, October 18, 2010

Wash day II


Tripod has challenges when washing himself.  With only one washing paw and that paw being the balancing paw too he washes his face lying down usually or leaning on someone.

This painting was started early this morning and finished tonight.  To fit in all I need to into my day, I try to get up early and get some painting done before going to work in the morning.  Sometimes it works, sometimes not.


The piece is 6" x 8" in acrylic on canvas panel and you can purchase it on my Available Works page. I seem to be on a spate of acrylic paintings lately.  I'm still waiting for some oils to turn up, but the quick drying element of acrylics has some benefits in that they don't take up easel space waiting for them to dry.

7 comments:

D.D said...

You did a great job capturing this little animal…brush strokes are commendable.

Jeanette said...

Thank you DD.

RHCarpenter said...

Well done! Really shows that look of a cat washing his/her ears. I'm enjoying the acrylics lately!

Jean Spitzer said...

Charming and immediate in feeling.

But I'm not sure why an oil would have to stay on easel to dry. I hang mine on nails or prop them against a wall in the garage.

wv: brysh

Jeanette said...

Thanks Rhonda, Tripod is a funny creature. The acrylics are great for quick pieces.

Thank you Jean. I've been using canvas panels so its not always easy to find a propping up spot in the studio where a certain furry someone doesn't investigate.

Other than that most of my canvasses are hung on nails on the walls as yours are.

Jean Spitzer said...

Ah, forgot the animal problem. Once had a squirrel draw tracks across a wet painting I left outside to dry.

Kay Smith said...

Here is the adorable Tripod. I love how you depicted him here, Jeanette. Give him my love.