This is a Frame Art that I have printed and put in my studio. I really feel that yearning. It's 5.75" x 5.75"
It's also linked on WhipperBerry on their Friday Flair Link Party.
I'm not obsessed with Shatto Milk Company. Really. Though it might seem so since I've painted their packaging, buy their products (yum), my kids work there, they sell my prints, and we just had my daughter's wedding reception there. Other than that there is no connection for me. Well, except this last weekend I spent the day painting there for their Family Day on the Farm. Yeah, except for all of that, there is no obsession. Right?
Anyway. Here is a slide show of the painting i did. I haven't painted like that, at a public event while people pass and talk while you paint, before. At Shatto they do a lot of farm related things that day and I was there to add a little something different to their farm. I thought it would be fun. And it was. I'd do something like that again.
Do you have a company you obsess over?
I did something yesterday that I haven't done in, oh, a couple of YEARS. That's painted from a live model. Which artists should do all the time but in reality we don't. Or I don't. I talked to Sarah 2 1/2 years ago about sitting for me. Ughhhhhh, two and a half years! I don't know what happens to time. Anyway, she helped with the weddings, (actually she is my son-in-law's sister, she was in one of the weddings) and we talked about actually having her come to my studio. We set the appointment, again, and I still almost cancelled. But, I didn't. And here is about a little over an hour's worth of time.
I almost didn't post these for several reasons, 1) because I am embarrassingly rusty, 2) because it doesn't do Sarah justice 3) because I struggled so much that I didn't catch her essence and 4) because I am embarrassingly rusty. Grrrrr
But, I did it. And I finally kept my 2 1/2 year appointment. I think I still have another 2 1/2 year appointment to fulfill. I told her brother at the same time I'd like to paint a study of him too. Well, he's in the family now so I better make good.
The upside is Sarah is scheduled to come back next Wednesday. Any other takers to be a live model and keep me going?