Day 15 and still hanging in there. I’ve gotten myself on a kick of painting some cute little girls for the last couple of days. This one happens to be a country gal, perhaps a young Dolly Parton (the HAIR people LOL), barefoot in the holler. Marge, her faithful coonhound and companion, sitting beside her and barking up the wrong tree!
I am a big fan of Frida Kahlo, as so many of us are. I look at all the lovely photos of her and her incredible art, and wonder what she would think of this endeavor, our 29Faces challenge? So many of us self taught, like herself, living and sharing our passion for art. Perhaps she would have played along. I would like to think so…
So, the madness begins! I always look forward to this challenge and encourage everyone to play along. It is a great way to improve your skills, try new things, amass some inventory for future sales, and most importantly, race through the month of February and into SPRING!
My Day 1 offering is actually a twofer. I am using it for the 29 Faces Challenge and for ACEO Theme Week on eBay. This month’s theme is ‘Favorite Children’s Story’. Horse crazies will recognize my painting titled “Marguerite and Misty” as a nod to Marguerite Henry’s timeless treasure Misty of Chincoteague. This is my interpretation of a photo I found on the web.
Someone said to me the other day, “I love your animal paintings. They are so cute and quirky.” Funny, this is not the first time I have heard my animals described as quirky. I have often thought it myself. I am not really sure what gives them that quality. Is it the eyes, the poses, the proportions, the palette? Is it because I paint these critters from my head, with very little help (if any) from reference photos? Truth be told, probably all of those reasons. I’ll never know for sure, but they sure are fun to paint. 🙂 ps-You think my animals are quirky, wait until you see my people…
Rainbow Trout at Rocky Fork
This tiny ACEO Original (2.5″ x 3.5″) Acrylic Raccoon Painting is currently listed on eBay.