Friday, September 24, 2010

One hour Biscuit

While clearing out the studio I found some old canvasses paintings that were put into the never never pile.  Being the frugal artist I decided that I would start painting over them.  Why buy more if I can use these right?

I found a photograph of Biscuit, my old dog, dead 4 or 5 years now, poor soul.   I decided that I'd give myself a time limit again and see what I could come up with in an hour with some acrylics.

This is the result and I'll do some more work on it tomorrow and it will either work or go back to the pile to be repainted again.

I've figured out Blogger's secret for images now.  If the image is photographed vertically instead of horizontally, and I adjust it in an editing program, it will revert its original state.  Very very frustrating.  Blogger, please fix that!


travelingsuep said...

What beautiful results you got in just an hour.

D.D said...

The result is amazing. The eyes captured very nicely.

bridgethunter said...

Lively brushstrokes make the eyes even more appealing. Liking this.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

What a face! I love the portrait of Biscuit. I really like to use canvases over and over. The resulting paintings seem to get better each time. Do you suppose there is one painting that is meant to be on a canvas? Maybe it just takes a while to find it.

RHCarpenter said...

This is beautiful! Love the eyes and how he's coming out of the canvas toward us. I haven't found that problem with may depend on the area in the computer from which you're pulling the paintings (my pictures, picasa, elements, directly from your camera?)

Anonymous said...

I always knew you were recycled!
Expressive eyes on this one.

Jeanette said...

Sue thanks. Time limits help push me I think.

Thanks DD. Eyes are always the make or break in a portrait, aren't they?

Bridget, shorter time means going with gut reactions in brush strokes and freeing them I think.

Elizabeth, this was always the face that made me feel guilty. I think Biscuit had it down to a fine art, as most dogs do.

Yes, I believe some paintings are just meant to be on a particular canvas.

Thanks Rhonda, its a bit of a close up of him, but I wanted the face to be the focal point and that look.

Perhaps Blogger only misbehaves with me! I only use images from my computer, no other holding source so don't know why its changed suddenly.

Tracy, recycled from the top down!
The eyes always capture the look don't they?

Olivia said...

Which glance Jeanette, that of your dog and the one that you concern him. Very beautiful!