Where there's smoke there's fire but not necessarily in your neighborhood. These pictures are off our back deck which always has amazing views of weather phenomenon. This time we are looking at the hazy skies caused by the wild fires in New Mexico. Amazingly you could also smell it.
our Colorado sky is usually a nice bright blue this looks like a picture thats lacking in saturation
Finished up these four pieces except the protective coating. I went back in and used colored pencil for the birds added a few collage pieces including some old liquor labels, then painted a wash over the areas I added collage to in order to better blend them.
could not believe I had enough cat liquor labels for these birdies
the cool thing was that I had used a cat picture from a children's book before I thought about adding the birds to the others
My dog Hanni likes peanut butter, in fact the whole family loves peanut butter! We eat enough so that both dogs can have their own peanut butter jar after it's done, at least once a month. I save my mostly empty jars until I have two then give them each a jar to clean out. For some reason they don't chew the plastic and they work them over pretty good and it provides them something to do for a while......
Hanni has bone cancer you can see the large knot on his leg he is at least four months into it and we don't expect him to live through the summer I think he looks pretty good in this picture
Getting ready for Summer Art Market in Denver, here's a couple of paintings I am almost finished with. I'm in a decorative mood for some reason, unknown to me, just seems to happen every so often. The party animals are very festive.
two 8x8 festive paintings almost done, the blue edge is painters tape
Back to work finally, I took a brief break from doing art and am trying to catch up on gardening (weeds), and chores around the house. Slow progress but some accomplishments. I started a piece for charity which fell during the time I was getting ready for the other two shows. It's the only charity piece I've done this year. Last year I did 5 pieces for charity and decided that was too much so I wasn't going to do any this year but.......things happen.
Took a cute shot of Kona the other day and had to share.
pretty high "aw-w-w-w" factor
just starting, I like the fact that he has a shadow eye will probably play that up!