Monday, January 25, 2016

OIl & Cotton

Finished version of oil and cotton.  The rust and oil on the can was fun to paint.  This piece is sold and will go to its new home next week.

Oil & Cotton Stationery Note Card
Oil & Cotton Stationery Note Card by CottonShedd
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

In Progress

This is still at the stage where I am trying to loosely block in and there are a lot of darks and mid tones that will be adjusted once it comes together a bit more. 

I try to paint or draw everyday but took rare break today since my oldest son returned to college at Texas Tech this morning.  It is always hard for me to see him go and so I spent the day cleaning out entire rooms and outbuildings to burn off the already missing him feeling.  However, I am joyful that he is pursuing his dreams at the same time.  Being a mother is nothing if not complicated! 

Lots of mothering going on in this painting and so it is fitting to be working on it this week.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Primed and Sketched

Primed the canvas and did a rough sketch in pencil. Nothing more fun to paint than sweet children and brand new calves.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Bird Head

While on my morning walk I saw this calf peacefully enjoying the sunshine with a bird on her head. This sweet girl was a gift to my son from my favorite rancher, Macaela.