Graphite on Bristol Board
I had forgotten to post my commissions and since I am in the middle of a painting, I thought this would be a good time to post one of them. This was actually the final commission, but I can’t seem locate the other picture. It’s in my computer somewhere, but I can’t find it. The two with the paw prints have sadly passed on to that great rainbow bridge. I had heard that when she opened this she was so happy and overwhelmed that she cried. I don’t know how I feel about the crying part. I can’t stand to see someone cry, it just gets me all upset. Yes, I am filled with goo, but I also remember how I felt the day we lost Sam. It’s still just horrible if I let myself think about it, so I can’t even begin to tell you how difficult it was for me to draw these portraits. I hope I get to the point where I can draw a pet and I will fondly think of him with a smile, but so far I just can’t seem to shake the look of helplessness in my husband’s eyes and the hurt in my daughter’s. It just makes my hair stand up….See what I mean? I had no intention of bringing him up…and there it is! When I least expect it, it comes and slaps me in the face. Soooo…let me move on to something else.
The painting. I have been working on 3 16 x 24 (I think) museum wrapped panels for my living room. Right now, it has so much paint on them that I had to put them outside to dry. Outside it’s in the 60’s with a breeze…really nice. I just hope the creepy crawlies don’t decide to crawl, jump, fly in, run, or walk on them. I’ll post a picture soon (hopefully).
Be Well and Happy!