|"Kindred" acrylic on canvas 12.2.2010|
I realize that I take more time on my acrylic paintings. I like the larger scale also because i can put more detail into it. I worked on this painting off and on for about a month but started drawing it months and months ago. I was unsure what to do with it after drawing most of the girl. but i did know that I wanted her to be sitting on a rock :o)
As I started to fill in the painting with color at The Treasury's Nov. ArtHop...it hit me which direction to take the painting in. I decided that she and the owl would be kindred spirits to one another. So, the title became "Kindred". I sometimes wonder if each person has a connection to a type of animal. I used to think that my 5th grade math teacher was a mole in another life, but this was just because she resembled one. (she was not a very nice lady). I wanted to keep the color palette fairly simple in this painting, and I turned to ruby red, golden yellow, greys, blacks and silvers. I really like how it came out, and i need to remember to let myself be free when painting...as free as a bird...
|Working on the painting at The Treasury|
|Working on the painting at The Treasury (ArtHop)|